My coach, Brooke Castillo of The Life Coach School has been having us work on finding our purpose this month. Not because we need a purpose to be better or more worthy, but simply because this is how we grow and make our lives interesting.
I’ve learned that you don’t actually have to “find” your purpose in life, you can simply pick one. Imagine that! You can simply decide what you want your purpose in life to be. It doesn’t have to be a cosmic experience or grand revelation. I’m sure that works too, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
So I decided my purpose is to be the best version of myself and have fun doing it. I added fun part because I tend to be on the serious side and feel I could use a little more levity in my life. Each day, my coach is having us write down what it means to live in accordance with your purpose and assess how we did that day.
My purpose is to be the best version of myself and have fun doing it.
I have found that by committing to being the best version of myself, I have given myself a guide to my decisions and actions. I have been asking, what would the best version of me do in this situation? This has been incredibly helpful when I want to take the easy road or may not know what to do. I know the best version of me takes risks, makes difficult decisions, feels difficult emotions, and is willing to fail. She also takes action, loves herself and others unconditionally, and doesn’t indulge in confusion and overwhelm. Oh yeah, and she remembers to laugh and smile and have fun.
If you’ve been waiting to find your purpose, I encourage to stop waiting and simply decide today what your purpose in life is. Remember, this is not to make you more worthy as a human being, but because it is how you will grow and challenge yourself. Your purpose doesn’t have to be grand or profound. And if you find a better purpose later, you can always change.
Pick a purpose and see who you become!