No idea what you want from life? Find your purpose and start making it happen

Searching for a meaning is easier than you think. Here’s a quick and easy way to discover what your calling. 

When we hear those four words ‘what is your purpose?’ It can sound like a daunting question. However, your purpose is what makes you feel most alive and what you as a unique individual are meant to do with your life. If that’s not immediately obvious to you, our purpose expert Ani Naqvi gives us her quick trick on how to find your purpose in just 2 minutes.  

 

 

When you’ve highlighted your values in this way - your purpose becomes a lot clearer. But, perhaps, your core values weren’t that easy to pinpoint. If that’s the case for you, here are four things you can do this week to help them discover them.

 

1. Start simply

Prioritise the things that you love doing. This week, make room for the hobbies or activities that bring you joy. If you usually have to say no to doing these acitivites because of other duties, try for this one week to put them first,“your soul will thank you for it,” says Ani. 

 

2. Investigate what gets you fired up

Notice the things you usually talk about, or things you research online, or topics that always pique your interest. Read more about it, talk more about it – ask what other people’s opinions are and see if you agree. Whether it gets you angry or excited, write these things down when you feel a strong emotion. “This helps you clarify what your values are,” explains Ani. 

 

3. Listen to your friends

Ask friends and family how they’d describe you, and make note of when someone compliments or makes an observation about you. As humble human beings we often let these kind of comments go over our head, but be more mindful of the way that others view you. “Eliciting feedback from supportive friends helps you see yourself how they do as our inner critic is usually harshest to ourselves,” says Ani.  

 

4. Find a part-time purpose

It could be a career, hobby, volunteering. Find something you think could give your life more meaning and try out going ‘all in’ – setting intentions  on how to make more room for it and how you can grow with it. “Setting intentions tells the universe what you want and helps get you clarity,” explains Ani. 

This article is part of our How to Find Your Purpose masterclass, a series of articles and videos designed to help you live a life with more meaning. If you want to start debunking the myths around purpose, reveal what makes your heart beat faster and bring more joy into your life, you can find the rest of the content here 

Jessy Deans

Jessy Deans

Jessy Deans is a copywriter with a strong appetite for thought-provoking stories, travel and anything covered in white chocolate. With a background working in the fast-paced television industry, she has learnt the importance of self-care and downtime and believes there’s no such thing as too many candles. She is passionate and committed to her lifelong search for the perfect meal and subscribes to the doctrine that ‘if you can’t love yourself, how are you going to love somebody else’ (Ru Paul).