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How to Discover Your Life Purpose

How Many Flowers Does it Take?

discover your life purposeDo you how many flowers a bee visits in order to make a pound of honey?

Maybe, a hundred, or a thousand or even a million?

It’s estimated that bees need to collect the nectar from 2 million flowers in order to make one pound of honey!!

That’s a great deal of work!

Why do they do it?  They must get tired!

There must be an easier way!

Bees do it because it’s what Bees do.  It’s their purpose in life.

So, they do it despite the work and effort that goes into it.

What about you?

Have you discovered your purpose in life?

You’re designed to do something.

Something positive that adds value to other people.

Don’t waste time. Discover your life purpose.


Here are three tips to discover your life purpose:

  1.  What are You Passionate About?

What things in life make you excited?

Find the common ground between the things that you like to do, the things that you’re good at, the things that the world needs, and will pay you for doing.

To find your purpose, start with each of these four areas  and write down the activities and topics you love and the things that you are good at.

Next, think about what the world needs, especially from you. Finally, think about what talents and experiences you have that you can be paid for.

Next brainstorm a few things that could be your purpose and ask yourself what you need to start  doing to get there.

2. What are Your Values?

Now it’s time to identify your core values.  Start by making a list of everything that you value.  If you need inspiration for this then use this list as a basis:

    • Honesty
    • Loyalty
    • Consistency
    • Dependability
    • Reliability.
    • Commitment
    • Open-mindedness
    • Efficiency.

Now, narrow your list down to three of your most deeply held values.

Think how your current life and work support and reflect your values.  How do they work for you from day to day?

Do you have any examples of times when you truly lived your values?

Next, think about which values you should develop in your current situation.

Your values represent who you are at our core. When you deeply understand your values, you will find that decisions become easier to make.

You can start putting your dreams into action.

 3. Take Action

You must now take action. The difference between where we are and where we want to go is what we do to get there.

Break your dream down into achievable goals. First, think where you would like to be next year, then break it down into 12 monthly actions that you can to make.

Write them down into your planner, notebook or calendar.

By focusing on just one area of improvement each month, your goal will become attainable.  You will be more likely to follow through with these small actions and discover your life purpose.

For more information check out the Successful Living Handbook.


Paul Andreas

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