One of the most common questions I get in the emails people send me is: how do you know what you are meant to do with your life? People all over the world are wondering how to tell if they’re on the right path. They want to know what their life purpose is, and they want to know how they can tell if the path they’re currently on is the “right” one.
All over the world, people are wondering what they are meant to do with their lives. And for some reason, they think I can tell them.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. I can’t tell them what their life purpose is, any more than I can tell you what yours is. There is no way around this – purpose and meaning are very unique things, and they can only be determined by the individual. I can look at your situation, and I can make some educated guesses about what would “work” for you based on my experience working with others, but at the core of it all, the only right answer is the one you find yourself.
This doesn’t mean that there is no help available for you – au contraire, mon ami – there is a shortcut of sorts to figuring out your life purpose. And it’s really, really simple; which, of course, is why so many people overlook it.
The key to figuring out what you are meant to do with your life is to figure out what makes you happy. That’s it and that’s all.
So simple. So easy. And because of that, people refuse to even consider that any profound meaning could be found in it.
But the reality is that figuring out what makes you happy is the only way of finding your life purpose; the two are inseparably tied to one another. That which makes you happy is what will lead you to what you are meant to do with your life. Discovering what makes you happy and then living it is why you are here.
It’s why we are all here…
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