How To Discover Your Purpose – The Purpose System
What is Purpose?
Before I share with you how to discover your purpose, I will like you to first understand what purpose is.
Simply put, PURPOSE is the quality of being determined to do or achieve something, living with an assignment, living to achieve a goal, the feeling of determination to achieve things in life, having a plan, and working towards achieving such a plan. Living without an assignment is living without a goal. When one does not know the purpose by which one was created abuse is inevitable. Lack of identification of purpose is killing many, reducing them to just a MATTER on earth.
Every man is obligated to determine his purpose on earth. Your creator has already destined you for something; it is now left for you to determine your destiny. He did not create you to increase the earth’s population.
“If a man has not found something worth dying for, such a man is not fit to live” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
God gave you brain so you can give Him rest. He also gave you head so you can think ahead.
God created you for a purpose. A manufacturer does not make a product for naught but to serve a purpose, so it is with your creator. He made you to accomplish things.
Today, I will be putting you through on how to discover your purpose, the Purpose System, and Virtues of Purpose as thought by a powerful mentor of mine. It will be as brief as possible; all you have to do is read in-between the line and apply accordingly.
HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE
- For you to discover your purpose, you need to, first of all, GET AT GOD who is your maker. God created you for a purpose and He alone knows that purpose. You need to ask Him to reveal this purpose to you. You can ask Him through prayer and fasting. Then you should bring out time to meditate and listen so you can hear Him. He can reveal your purpose in life through any means that best suit Him, so all you need to do is meditate and concentrate. “Until purpose is discovered, your best is not yet out”.
- What is your MAKE UP? Everybody has a gift or talent. You need to ask/check yourself and know that thing you love doing. Things that family or friends do not force you to do. Things you do voluntarily. Those things you are willing to skip other things for notwithstanding the consequences. Sometimes in some people’s lives, they have skipped classes because of these personal passions. This is what you need to discover yourself. I do not need to list people in this category as they are so famous everyone knows them.
- YOUR CHOICE: What are your choices in life? For example, when you are giving options to choose between career; a paid job, or business, which will you prefer not minding the benefits? If you are to write or counsel, play, or coach, which will you prefer? Your choice channel also matters in identifying your purpose.
NOTE: It is possible to “succeed” without knowing your purpose but there is no joy in it and you might lose focus at some point.
“Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.” – Roy T. Bennett
THE PURPOSE SYSTEM
For one to know what one is made of or where one is going, one must note the following;
- PLANNING: You must plan.
- PROGRAM: You must have a time action.
- PURSUIT: You must give it all it takes until your aim is achieved.
- PERSEVERE: You must strive to overcome all hurdles.
- PRAISE: You must be thankful to God at all times and appreciate your mentors or fathers that are guiding you appropriately.
- POSSESS: You must possess your possession.
VIRTUES OF PURPOSE
CHOICE: Though you did not create yourself, you can define your purpose. Remember the saying, “Your destiny is in your hands“.
DESIRE: This is the craving of the heart. You have to crave your heart desires and work towards achieving them. “Through desire a man separated himself, seeking and inter-meddling with all wisdom.” Pro 18:1
EXPECTATION: You have to be expectant always. What you don’t expect, you don’t experience.
IMAGINATION: This is an act of mental image formation. There is power in our imagination. Gen 11:6-15. Your imagination is as real as done. It is what you think that determines what you take.
DETERMINATION: There is power in your zeal. This gives you the energy to thrive.
CONCENTRATION: You must concentrate on whatever you are doing per time. When you give room to side attractions you will be distracted. This is what is killing many people including me of the past. I know a lot of us entrepreneurs or online businessmen experience this a lot. For example, whenever you want to read online or do a little research online, you can easily be distracted by different adverts or topics related to what you are researching on or breaking news of a sort. I learnt something from one of my mentors, he said “Always know the reason why you are going online per time, write down what you wish to achieve after a specific time and work towards achieving those things. Make notes of your findings and if possible, go offline and ponder on your findings individually or as a team as it applies.”
Also Read: 5 Simple Ways to Discover your Talent
NOW IT IS LEFT FOR YOU TO ACT. DROP YOUR QUESTIONS AND I WILL REPLY THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. YOU CAN ALSO SHARE OTHER WAYS YOU FEEL ONE CAN DISCOVER THEIR PURPOSE BY COMMENTING. IF YOU ARE A GOOD COACH OR ADVISER, YOU CAN BE A GUEST WRITER IN THIS BLOG. GOOD LUCK.