Life Mastery Series

What Is Your Purpose in Life?
What are you here to do?

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
–John F. Kennedy 

What is ‘Purpose’?
Purpose | Define Purpose at
the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.

Why is knowing your life purpose important?

  • Without it you are directionless.
    • There is no unifying theme to your life.
    • Life then is just filled with ‘activities and tasks’ that don’t specifically lead anywhere.
    • You could end up climbing a mountain, only to learn it was the wrong mountain.
  • Purpose is the vehicle for your passions.
    • It’s what gives your ‘what you love to do’ a focus for ‘doing it.’
  • If you don’t know your purpose, you could spend your life living someone else’s dreams.
    • Without your own purpose, you can’t know your real dreams.
    • This makes you susceptible to others who will enroll you, and use your life, to make their dreams come true.

How to find your purpose in life?

  • Your purpose will ALWAYS be based on your passions and joys.
  • Think about times when you have felt most joyful and alive.
    • What are the common elements?
    • Can you figure out a way to make a living at these things?
  • Think about the world exactly as you would like it. i.e., your ideal world.
    • What is it you love about that world?
    • What are you doing to contribute to that part you love?
  • Write at the top of a piece of paper “The purpose of my life is to ….”
    • Then spend 30 minutes writing bullet point answers. Write fast and keep writing ….
    • Soon you will notice there is a ‘theme.’ Keep writing ….
    • Eventually, some combination of answers and theme will just ‘hit you’ and ‘feel right.’
    • Let it sit overnight. Come back, adjust the language, and write your ‘purpose statement.’

Examples of life purpose statements.

  • To use my understanding of medicine to empower people to live longer and healthier lives.
    • –Medical doctor.
  • To raise happy, healthy, prosperous children who make a difference in the world.
    • –Full time homemaker.
  • To improve people’s lives through personal development and transformational experiences.
    • –Aaron’s Purpose Statement
      • My passion is learning, using, and sharing transformational personal and professional development skills and principles.

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Aaron Brauch, Business Consultant & Coach
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