Allow a Life Coach To Help You Discover Your Purpose
Life Coaching can help you look at the big picture in your life and see things that perhaps have eluded you in the past. Victor Frankl says, “We can discover this meaning in life in three different ways: by doing a deed, by experiencing a value, and by suffering.”
Finding a meaning or purpose in life is important to us, although not always easy to do. Some struggle their whole lives trying to find out, “What is my purpose in life?”
Sadly, with the word “purpose” follows the word “action”. If one discovers a purpose, they ought to be inclined to “fulfill it”, but that takes effort and action: two words many people don’t like.
One way we can discover our purpose is by serving others. Start with your family and friends. It doesn’t matter a bit if you are on your way to saving the world if you are neglecting your immediate family. Spend quality time with them, educate yourself on how to be a better spouse, partner, mother, father, friend, etc. If you feel you have this area down pretty well, volunteer in your community. There are plenty of non-profits in your area needing help. Do the footwork.
Frankl mentions that we can find meaning in life by suffering. I think many of us can relate to this. A cancer survivor finds purpose by helping others get through their sickness. One who has lost a loved one can offer support to those who lose theirs. We find comfort in helping others in the areas where we have struggled and suffered. We understand their pain and we can offer hope because we have made it through. This is a huge area that I believe people neglect to see. Think about the painful things you have gone through. Write them down. Perhaps it’s a sickness, job loss, divorce, addiction, fear, depression, anger, jealousy, etc. I guarantee you there are others who are battling the same things and God will show you avenues to serve others if you will ask.
I do want to warn you though that finding your purpose is not a one day thing. We are on a journey and we may have many “aha” moments toward living out our purpose each day. All we have is today and I encourage you to use this day to contemplate your purpose. It’s not supposed to be complicated. I could not sit and tell you every single purpose of my life, but I do know that it involves LOVING OTHERS and HELPING OTHERS. Day by day. Person by person.
You’re on a path to purpose.