Why You Need To Find Your Purpose

It’s time to create fulfillment, meaning, satisfaction and freedom in your life. It’s time to discover your purpose.

By far the greatest way to create meaning in your life is to fulfill your deepest inner drive; your purpose. This is your one obligation in life. Your purpose is what you have been put on this earth to do – the reason why you were born into this world.

What if you could create a life where you immerse yourself in doing what you love all the time – a life where you don’t need to do the jobs that you are boring and unfulfilling? Well, I’m here to tell you that you can and that by discovering your purpose you will gain the required energy to create that life. Make a stand to not be like most of the people in this world who are willing to spend their days doing things that they don’t really like. It’s up to you to realize that you no longer need to live that meaningless life. You have the choice to create a life with sustained purpose – a life where you have the energy that drives you to do incredible things and create a truly amazing existence.

The person who you are and the events that have shaped your life in the past have always been leading you towards your purpose. Each and every person on this planet is here for a reason, just as every event in your life happens for a reason. The world is very purposeful. You must know that there is a reason behind absolutely everything, and there is a reason for your life. There are no accidents.

Your purpose isn’t necessarily ‘big’ – like Martin Luther King or Mahatma Ghandi. Your purpose may be to be an incredible parent, teacher or nurse, or to bring joy to people through the arts. Your purpose is highly important regardless of the size or scale of reach – every single person has an important role to play.

To discover your purpose, you first need to discover your authentic self and the underlying values that guide your life. Self-knowledge is a knowledge which is greater in value than anything money can ever buy. In fact, I believe that self-knowledge is the greatest asset that you’ll ever acquire during your lifetime.

Your authentic self-knowledge has been lying under the smoke screen of values that society has ingrained in all of us, and it’s time for you to re-discover it. Specifically, to discover your purpose you need to discover your passions, strengths and values – and then combine these unique traits to provide a valuable service to society.

I cannot stress how important answering these questions is. You need to look deep into your heart to truly awaken to the power that you hold within. You weren’t born into this world to idly wish or dream – you were born to awaken you true greatness and shine it upon those who are lucky enough to be blessed with your gifts.

Become A Better Version Of Yourself

At the end of the day, the choice is yours whether to remain in the current circumstances that you are living now, or to do the inner work that will help you truly live a greater life. If you’re not happy today then you simply cannot expect to be happy tomorrow unless you begin to make some changes now.

It is a fact that those who achieve only mediocre success throughout their lives are the ones who always wait for the ‘time to be right’ to do anything meaningful. Lacking courage, these people tend to procrastinate and alas, they never achieve any noteworthy success because the ‘right time’ never ever comes.

Conversely, people who achieve great success know that the best time to act on anything worthwhile is NOW. It is widely accepted that successful people are the ones who are willing to do the things that unsuccessful people can’t be bothered doing. They don’t wait for others to come into their lives to make things happen for them – they take a leap of faith, they muster up the courage to get things done and make things happen by taking action in present moment.

Nobody can tell you who you are, and if you don’t know who you are you can’t fulfil your greatest potentialities. We all have an unexpressed potential, but unfortunately, many of us aren’t aware of our unique gifts. We start our lives with such confidence, love for life and desire to do something great in the world, but as time goes by our uniqueness and our special abilities slowly get smothered by our parents, family, teachers, friends and society who all think they know what’s best for us. For you to shine your unique light you must disregard the person you think others want you to be and begin to discover your values, passions and strengths and start embodying them every single day.

Discovering your purpose can be pretty tough, but it’s definitely worth it.  If you’d like further guidance, the purpose of my book is to help you discover your purpose. The Wellbeing Revolution provides exercises and practices to help you find your purpose and begin living a life of consistent love, happiness and fulfilment.

Discovering your purpose can be pretty tough, but it’s definitely worth it.  If you’d like further guidance, check out ‘Discover Your Purpose’ – a guide that provides exercises and practices to help you find your purpose and begin living a life of consistent love, happiness and fulfilment –


James McWhinney is the author of The Wellbeing Revolution. James is the happiest person in the world. He is committed to living an incredible life and empowering others to do the same.


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