Important Self-Discovery Questions For Finding Your Purpose

September 20

Do you know how to find your purpose? If you posed that question to several people, the majority would likely answer no. There is a world of possibilities out there. But many people are afraid to try something new out of fear of the unknown. This is where asking yourself self-discovery questions can be super beneficial.

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Most people don’t know how to go about looking for what they want be doing. Many of us go along on the ride of life, rarely taking the time to stop and ask if we are on the right ride for us.

It is easy to stay in our comfort zone. It’s straightforward to do what we’ve always done in exactly the same ways over and over again. Even, dare I say it when we know full well it isn’t making us happy.

Why do we do it to ourselves? Is it because change is scary? Perhaps!

Why ask self-discovery questions?

Finding your purpose and taking the plunge to turn your entire life around can be terrifying. I’m not going to lie. There will be points when you question what the hell you are doing. But it is okay! I promise.

The thing is, you have a choice. The comfort zone is fine if that’s where you want to play. No one has the right to tell you how to live your life. They really don’t. So, if you're going to stay there and keep doing what you’ve always done, that’s cool! Although, part of me does wonder why you’re reading this post…

Your other choice is to take a chance on yourself! You can take the opportunity, dig deep inside, ask all the self-discovery questions you can. Figure out what you really want and honestly believe you are meant to be doing. 

When you stop for a beat, figure out what your purpose is, something amazing happens. Instead of wandering around the comfort zone, you'll realise that what you do matters. You'll understand that you can make a difference and have a positive influence on the world.

Here’s the critical thing to remember. It’s not about the money, the house, or the car in your driveway. Those things are lovely and great to have, but they don’t make you happy.

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Could the possibilities lead to happiness?

Happiness is more likely to come from figuring out what you are good at and how you use those skills. It doesn’t matter what you’re good at either. That’s the awesome part.

Let’s say, for example, you’re a great writer. You have learned a lot over the past few years about eldercare as you are taking care of an older parent. You could use your fantastic writing skills to make it easier for others in your situation. Maybe you could start writing a journal, set up a blog or self-publish a guide to help others in the first stages of elder care.

The possibilities of what you could do, no matter what your skills, are endless. Every experience you’ve had could be used to positively influence others in similar situations. But, to narrow down what you're good at and how you could use it might take a range of self-discovery questions.

I would say that finding a way to make a difference in the life of others is where the power of seeing your purpose lies. It will bring you more fulfilment and happiness than playing around in the comfort zone. Sure, the comfort zone is safe and comfy, but nothing fun ever happens there!

Types of Self-Discovery Questions

Put aside the bills and your paycheck for a moment, and try these question

  • Do you get a charge out of getting up every morning to go to work?
  • How do you feel on Sunday evenings? (assuming you start up work on Mondays)
  • Do you dread having to get up in the morning on Monday, or does it excite you?
  • Do you absolutely believe in what you do?
  • Are you using all the skills you have?
  • Are you using your skills to make a difference?
  • What will it take to make changes to get out of your current situation and into something you enjoy?
  • Do you give 100% to what you do now?
  • Are you’re willing to put in the time and make an effort? If not, you haven’t truly found your purpose. You either need to continue what you are doing or find another path. Keep doing this until you are willing to give what you do everything you have.

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