12 Innovative Ways to Help You Find Your Life’s Purpose

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12 ways to find your purpose

Finding a sense of purpose is important to overall well-being and makes us live longer. If you are wondering how to find your life’s purpose, ask what makes me happy? When we explore what makes us happy, we find joy and fulfillment. And finding your WHY will help you to know if you have discovered yours.

We may need to redefine our definition of what purpose is. It’s not getting married or having a great job. Those things are great, but it’s not purpose. Purpose is more personal and comes from within. What excites you? What are you passionate about or interests you? Are there topics or information you can’t get enough of? What do you love talking about? Your passions can lead you to your personal purpose.

According to Tony Robbins, there are only two things that prevent us from finding our purpose: certainty and limiting beliefs. Stability and routines make us feel safe, but they also can block us from growing by keeping us in our comfort zone. If we want to have something different, we need to do something different. Doing the same just keeps us receiving the same. 

I’ve been talking about limiting beliefs for years. They are the stories we keep telling ourselves, many of which are just not true. These thoughts may have started from fear of failure or not feeling good enough. But we can change our stories to something more empowering.

“We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish. Believe that and purpose will follow.” — Tony Robbins

Here are 11 ways to find your purpose.

What Makes You Happy?

Engage in activities that make you happy can. Explore your passions and examine what you are good at. Learn more about what interests you. These things can all lead to you find your purpose. Do things that make your heart feel larger, not smaller. What your heart is passionate about can help you find your purpose. 

Find Your Why

One of the most important questions you can ask in finding your purpose is Why do I want to do this? If you don’t know your reason, then when challenges or obstacles appear, you’ll give up. A strong why will keep you committed and focused on your goals so you can make the right decisions that align with your desired outcome. Having a why gives clarity and meaning to your purpose.

Revise Limiting Beliefs

This can be challenging, especially if we don’t recognize we have limiting beliefs. But we can change them. First, identify what they are. Second, ask, Are they true? Many times they are not. Third, we need to delete or revise the limiting belief. One way is to reverse the belief, especially if it’s not true. Instead of believing I can’t, revise it to I can. And if it is true, that’s okay. Observe the belief and see if you can change it to something better. 

Have an Abundant Mindset To Find Your Purpose

Being thankful for what you already have is a key to happiness and lessens stress. Feeling appreciation helps you see the beauty in everything, which brings in joy. It’s through gratitude that I could find joy again and embrace all of life’s goodness. Appreciating what I already had helped me to focus on positivity and life’s possibilities. An abundant mindset is essential for bringing in more. Your thoughts create your reality. What do you want to appear? Lack or abundance? 

Visualize Your Ideal Life

Create a vision board or personal vision statement of what your ideal life looks like. What are you doing? How does it feel? Believe and feel you are already living it. Then write it down to gain clarity. Now you have a game plan to create and achieve your goals. Remember to break your goals into small action steps so you don’t get overwhelmed. 

Be of Service Can Lead to Purpose

Helping people or doing random acts of kindness gives meaning to life. Connecting with others makes us feel we are part of a community. This can help you find your purpose.

Inspirational People

Find inspirational people who are doing things you want to do and tell yourself, if they can do it, I can too. Look at what books you read or who you follow. This tells you who you admire. Ask yourself why you admire them. The answer may help you find your purpose. And spend time with people who inspire you.

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” — Jim Rohn

Have a Growth Mindset

Learning helps us to grow, expand our knowledge, and become better people. Be a lifelong learner by reading, listening to podcasts, or taking classes. Have the mindset to keep expanding your mind. Look at challenges as opportunities. Know that overcoming struggles is important and sometimes necessary to help you grow or put you on a different path.

Flip Pain Into Finding Your Purpose

That’s what I did. My pain from the death of my husband, then three weeks later a house fire, is how I became a writer. I started writing about these events, which helped me to process my emotions. It was a great therapy for me. Those words created my first book, Wake Up! Change Up! Rise Up! Without these life-changing events, you would not be reading this post today. My goal is to help people realize they can overcome their struggles and emerge stronger. 


Take time to be with yourself and reflect on what’s important to you. Reduce the external noise to hear your inner voice. Clarity comes when we quiet our minds. Turn off electronics and reflect. What good has come to me? What could I improve? Am I following my dreams or someone else’s? Meditation and walking in nature can help connect you to your inner wisdom and inspire you to find your purpose


Be patient with yourself and accept your limitations and mistakes. Don’t beat yourself up over past errors and failures. Be kinder to yourself and revise your self-talk. Look at setbacks as opportunities. As Thomas Edison stated, “I have not failed. I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Give yourself credit for everything you have overcome. A setback can also be a sign that maybe you need to go in a different direction. Accept and love the magnificent person you already are!

Self-Care in Finding Your Purpose

Give yourself a break and relax. If you are always rushing around, you block your creativity because you are most creative when your brain is relaxed. So take a bath, read a book, go for a walk, or make time for a nap. You need down time to rejuvenate yourself. When you are in a relaxed state, you open the door to new ideas, which can lead to finding your purpose.

Purpose is our north star, our inner compass. It gives meaning to our lives. And it can change over time as we grow. Be open and flexible. Nothing is set in stone. Everything in the universe grows, and so should we.

When you listen to your inner wisdom and find your purpose, you step into your best life.



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