Finding your purpose isn’t that difficult. It just needs some imagination and self knowledge. Here are the three steps to define your purpose.
Start with imagining your ideal world – in 10 years from now. How would this Utopia look like? What would be different and do you see solutions to make this ideal world happen? For example, maybe your ideal world is one where everyone is happy, healthy and wealthy. Maybe you see a world where there is no war, no poverty and no pollution. Maybe you envision a world where humans and animals live in harmony, where technology is advanced and accessible, and where art and culture flourish.
Ask yourself how you can contribute, with all your typical human capacities, to accomplish this ideal world. What would be your role in this story? Which “holy” duty do you see for yourself? How do you want to be remembered? For example, maybe you want to be a leader, a healer, a teacher, a creator, a protector, a supporter or a challenger. Maybe you want to be known for your kindness, your courage, your wisdom, your creativity, your generosity or your humor.
If you have defined your role by now, think about which elements you need to integrate in each part of your life. What would be your daily focus, habits and tasks to fulfill your purpose? For example, maybe you need to learn new skills, meet new people, travel to new places, join new causes, start new projects or change old habits. Maybe you need to prioritize your health, your relationships, your passions, your growth or your impact.
And that’s it! You have just defined your purpose in three easy steps. Congratulations! Now go out there and live it! And remember: finding your purpose is not a one-time thing. It’s an ongoing process that evolves with you. So keep imagining, keep asking and keep integrating. And have fun along the way!