Can you imagine waking up in an extremely dark room with no candle, matches, or any source of light at all? That’s how I imagine my life without a defined purpose. And to be honest, it is how it was a few years ago before I realize the importance of having a purpose in life.
Before I tell you why it is important to know your purpose in life, I want to tell you what will happen to your life in its absence. Like the darkroom, you’ll have a hard time locating a thing inside the room.
I hope you’ll not argue with me that the absence of light will make it difficult for anyone to do any task. I view that a defined purpose in life serves as a light in our life. And without light, you’ll find it hard to do things and enjoy living.
Here’s the importance of a life purpose and how it can improve your life for the better:
Finding your purpose makes life meaningful
Your purpose gives you reasons to wake up excited every morning, and life doesn’t have to be a never-ending routine. Our life will surely be boring and unsatisfying without a clear understanding and proper direction.
I once talked to a friend, and she told me that she doesn’t know her purpose and that she’s doing things barely to survive. I can sense the unhappiness in her tone and get a glimpse of how she feels about it.
I’m a living example of a person who has no idea what she wants out of life, but that was before. My life is more meaningful after I understand the importance of purpose.
But, I know that some people may feel that “knowing your purpose” is just about tricking ourselves. Others may think that we are deceiving ourselves into believing that life can be meaningful in some way or another, even if it’s not.
Knowing your purpose means understanding yourself on the deeper level
Understanding ourselves on a deeper level is more important than one might think. In some way, knowing yourself helps improve your life by giving you confidence. Working toward your purpose will make you realize your hidden talents and outstanding characteristics.
In the whole process, we will get to know our strengths and accept our weaknesses. This significant chance to befriend ourselves will open the doors for more adventure and giving us the confidence to take on any opportunity.
It is important to find your purpose in life because it challenges your limiting beliefs
Our purpose arises from a deep desire for something or a specific situation. And most often, what we want in life may be grand, and so far from the life we are currently living. Because of this, we sometimes find ourselves questioning if this purpose can materialize in our lives, knowing the lack of skills and resources we have at the moment.
But this is why purpose is important because it can challenge us in a good way. Our willingness to realize our goal inspires us to improve our skills and find the necessary resources. It is an amazing thing to reframe those limiting beliefs you once had.
Before I start blogging, I have hesitation about my writing and what I know about running a website. At some point, I’m afraid that it will be like my other old goals where I quickly give up. I believed that I’m a person that’s unable to stick with something when the going gets tough. This whole blogging journey proved that we all have a shot at something we want to do or be the person we want to be.
Knowing and working for our purpose help us push ourselves to the point that we are continuously challenging our old limiting beliefs.
Knowing your purpose and working towards it improves our state of mind
In my blog post about causes of unhappiness, I discussed how not working toward our purpose in life can make us feel unhappy. One importance of finding out your reason for being is to help you improve your life and improve your personality.
Working toward our goals in life uplift our mood, make us feel happy and fulfilled.
We need to understand that our current state of mind dictates our future actions. If we force ourselves to work on a job we hate or be the person others want us to be, we feel upset and resentful. A bad state of mind cannot bring us a happy life.
Knowing that you are working toward your purpose while enjoying the process will surely give you positive emotions that will invite good things in your life.
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It will keep you going
I’m not sure about you, but for me, routine and being stagnant can pretty much make me feel down. The good side of knowing and working toward your reason for being is to help you be inspired to keep going on with life.
Living a life without a clear goal or direction may sometimes be easier because you most likely do most of your thing on autopilot. Most of your actions are habitual and not sourced from inspiration. It may be easier, but it is an empty and unsatisfying way to live a life.
We all have an inner compass within ourselves, and maybe it’s about time to listen to it. If you ever feel stuck at the moment, or if you ever feel unhappy and unsatisfied in life, then you might as well consider asking your inner guidance.
To put it simply, knowing your purpose is where your heart should be. If this thing is entirely new to you, I have some blog posts to help you find your purpose in life.
Just remember that your purpose should be your own business or your own thing. This should bring about peace and happiness in your life.
Have you found your purpose in life? Share your experiences in the comment section below.