3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Determining Your Life’s Purpose

Elif Özçakmak

Elif Özçakmak

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What are you living for?
Why are you where you are now?
Where are you going?
Is the life you live the life you want to live?
At some points to guide the course of our lives, questioning ourselves can help us get a clear understanding of what we want. If we know what we want, we can make our decisions more easily and we can make our life progress the way we want.

“This is the true happiness in life: to exist for a purpose you accept as supreme, to be a force of nature.” BERNARD SHAW

Here, Vishen Lakhiani, owner of Mindvalley, the world’s leading online personal development company, has identified 3 important questions to help you in this regard, and I have expanded and compiled them with a few helpful questions:

1) What do I want to experience in my life?

What would you like to do without considering the time and money constraints? Think about your relationships with people, with whom and what would you like to experience? What kind of memories would you like to tell your children and grandchildren in the future? What kind of house would you like to live in, what kind of car would you like to drive? Who would you like to work with and under what conditions? With whom and where would you like to vacation?


2) How do I want to improve myself?

What do you want to learn for your personal development? What skills do you want to have? Which languages do you need to learn for the countries you want to visit and get to know?
Are you a leader? Do you like to be free? How is your perception of the world? What else can you add to your character?
Maybe you are interested in a branch of art or sports, music, painting, golf, tennis… Which would make you happy to spend time?
What do you want to achieve? How can you improve yourself for this?


3) How do I want to contribute to the world?

This question doesn’t necessarily mean you have to make a contribution, but everyone wants to leave a mark on the world. A small favor you will share with the world will bring beauty to a place and will never be forgotten. So, what kind of gift would you like to give to the world?
What can you do for your family, your friends, someone’s life in a difficult situation? Would you like to work in non-governmental organizations and take part in volunteer work?
How can you contribute to your workplace? Maybe you can make an existing thing more useful with a new design, discover new things, develop successful innovations in the field you work in…
What can you do to make the world a better place? What can you change? How would you like to be remembered?


I should add that you must answer all of these, of course taking into account your health.
Answering these questions while making important decisions about your life will help you a lot because you will be more clear and determined about what you want.
Here, I would like to end my article with a word that will make you think a little more about it:

“The hardest thing is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat in the room.” Confucius

I leave Vishen Lakhiani’s video on this subject here 🙂
Kategoriler: Life, Motivation

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