Being a mother is one of the most rewarding experiences a woman will ever know. But there’s nothing wrong with wanting more than being a mother. And in today’s world, many families can’t always get by solely on one income. So, if you’re hoping to uncover your life’s purpose when it comes to a career or a passionate hobby, there are some steps you need to take.
Identifying your life’s purpose often takes work, and isn’t something that just ‘happens’. It can happen for many, and some are even born knowing what they are supposed to do. However, this is rare, and for many who may feel like they have an inkling of what they want to do, other people and their opinions, as well as the fear of failure can get in the way of them just going for it.
With this in mind, there are some steps here that could help you to identify your true life’s purpose. With a little introspection you could soon have an idea of what you were put here to do. Just remember, you’ll still need to do the work to make it your reality!
Think Back To What You Loved When You Were Younger
There are many clues we can find when we look back to your childhood years. What did you spend most of the time doing, or wanting to do? What did people always say you were good at? What did you say you were going to be with the utmost optimism? These things will often point you in the right direction!
Write Down The Times You Felt Most Alive
Now, think back to times when you felt the most alive; when were you most in your element. These moments don’t tend to leave us, and can help us to feel like there’s hope. Like we should wish for something more. Write out when you felt your best and why you think that was. Were there any similarities between the events?
What Do People Always Tell You You Are Good At?
Listening to feedback is important if you want to figure this out. Obviously you shouldn’t put too much weight to other’s opinions if you know you want to do something, but you should take into account what they tell you. What do they think you’re best at? What do they think your strengths and weaknesses are? What roles could they see you in? Ask people who you trust, who know you well. If people say you’re good at social media, you can use sites like Whatagraph to see your engagement metrics and other metrics and confirm it. Social media is a huge part of the modern world, but this doesn’t mean you need to be a sell-out influencer selling shakes that you don’t even use. How can you make social media more honest and helpful? The thing you’re good at could be something you change to suit you. Don’t worry about it looking the same as everyone else.
What Are You Interested In?
Perhaps you’re not quite an expert in your purpose yet. What are you interested in? What would you like to learn more about? Learning can be fun when you’re learning about something you’re interested in. You might even figure out what you’re supposed to be doing along the way. We should never stop learning, yet many people give it up when they leave school! Aim to be a student of life. Your purpose could change numerous times over the years, even if you’re sure you’ve found it now. Life moves, and everything is temporary. Try not to get stuck.
What Would You Do If You Had Unlimited Financial Support?
Think about how you would spend your days if you had unlimited financial support. Would you volunteer at a dog shelter? Would you spend your days writing, taking pictures, painting? These are the sorts of things you should be doing more of now. Just don’t focus on making it your purpose just yet – you may put too much pressure on yourself and feel unhappy if you don’t get immediate results. These things take time. Just enjoy the process and what you’re learning!