Finding a purpose in your life [a practical approach]

A practical exercise that can help you in the search of a purpose and more meaning in your life, by answering a bunch of not-so-easy questions.

I believe that sharing ideas and discussing them in a collaborative, constructive way has the passion flowing and the people involved blooming continuously. Each of us has their own path and journey, but we could all learn together.

Therefore, what I’m offering you now is an exercise that was part of the process I went through in the search of a purpose and more meaning in my life, by answering a bunch of not-so-easy questions. I hope it helps you too, if it’s something that comes of interest to you.

It’s something I do from time to time, revisiting my old answers and seeing if I’m still in tune with them, or if there is something new that I’ve learned in the meantime that could bring more value to my purpose.

Before you start this following exercise, remember to bring your spirit stripped of (self)judgement and be intentional with it. In the end, you’re doing this for you. And we both know you deserve the best attention 🙂

Both a writing and a soul searching exercise

Allow yourself a little down time with your mind, sit in peace somewhere comfy, take a pen and start writing down some real and honest answers.

  • What do I love in and about this life?

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  • What are three positive things that people around me always keep noticing / complimenting me about?

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  • Who are those people?

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  • Which are the top 5 personal traits I’m most proud of?

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  • What is it that I do really well?

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  • What would I like to invest my time in more?

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  • What do I like about my job?

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  • Is my job similar or even related to what I answered to that very first question?

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  • What am I super-passionate about?

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  • What inspires me?

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  • If I were to create a whole new profession, based on my skills, passions and personal traits, how would I describe it? 

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  • What do I really want for myself in this life?

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  • What do I visualize when thinking about my future?

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  • What parts from that visualization would I be able to make happen right now?

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  • What am I most afraid of?

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  • What could I do to get a better hold of my fears?

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  • How do I want to lead in this life?

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  • What example do I want to set for the world around me?

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  • What do I want my legacy to be?

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I hope you enjoy this exercise and find some answers within yourself.

I’d be more than delighted if you shared your experience with tapping into these questions and what ideas sparked in you, either by commenting below or writing me privately at hello@laureljournal.com. Also, if you have other examples of questions we could add to this list, I’d love to hear your ideas.

Love,
Ralu

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