Everything we do in life has a purpose to begin with. What we do for a living, where we live, and who we hang out with all have a significant impact on our lives. Even the food we eat has a purpose before it enters our bodies. Is it feasible to discover our life's purpose by using an intention, if that is the case? To be clear, an intention is a set of principles that directs your behavior in the world. Not every objective has an ending or an expectation of accomplishment, and this one doesn't. As a goal, an intention represents the direction you want to follow. Our ideas, behaviors, and attitudes are influenced by it.

Assuming your life purpose is a key part of who you are, then an intention may aid in discovering who you are supposed to be and how you should be seen by others, as well as how you should live your life.


Our behaviors are guided by our intentions, which are based on our emotional and heartfelt convictions. Setting goals helps us synchronize our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

The first step in being who you want to be is to set an intention. "You don't attract what you desire," explains Dr. Wayne Dyer. It's all about what you're attracting."

You must first create an intention if you want to find out your life's purpose, accept who you are, and connect your work with your life's journey

Aim towards finding your interests and purpose by setting a goal:

Begin with an attitude of gratitude

Don't dwell on what you don't have or what you'd want to have when you're ready to alter anything in your life. This kind of thinking keeps you stuck in a worldview of shortage. If you don't stop the cycle, you'll be in a condition of wishing and wishing until you do something about it.

You can accomplish it with gratitude. Gratitude is a vital element of the intention-setting process, since it helps you to redirect your attention to the positive things you currently have in your life. Gratitude encourages you to enjoy your life as it is, without seeking to alter it.

The definition of the term "appreciation" is "growth in worth." So, when you focus on the excellent sensations you experience from practicing gratitude, those positive feelings will intensify. "What you concentrate on, you generate more of," explains Jen Sincero, author of the book "Focus on the Positive."

Begin by making a list of at least 12 things for which you are thankful as a starting point for your goal-setting activity. Instead of saying, "I'm glad for my work," write something particular and relevant to you, such, "I'm grateful for a career that enables me to utilize my abilities every day and earn a good salary while doing so."

Take note of how you feel while you're writing. Focus on the things you want more of in your life and let go of the things you don't. The answer to this question is a resounding yes. Continue your intention-setting process by concentrating on that sensation or emotion.

Identify Your Core Values

Your fundamental values are an essential component of making an intention to determine your life purpose. Values govern your behaviors, choices, and actions. When you know what’s essential to you, you can live in accordance with those values. As a result, you'll feel happier, more focused, and more in touch with your true self. To paraphrase Roy E. Disney, "making choices become simpler when your principles are obvious to you."

If you’re having problems coming up with values, think of moments or events in your life that produce tension. Perhaps your values are family or work-life balance, especially if you work more than 50 hours per week and are irritated or wish you could spend more time with your loved ones. It's possible that one of your core values is self-determination if you're working under a micromanager who hovers over your shoulder all the time.

As you travel through life, your values could alter. For example, early in your career, you could have prioritized learning, accomplishment, or flexibility. Gradually, you may come to appreciate things like instruction, teamwork, and security.

To determine your basic values, start by thinking about the moments you were the most joyful, proud, or fulfilled: what were you doing? What factors had a role in these emotions?

Make a list of your most important values based on the lessons you learned from these events. Click here for a list of common values if you need assistance getting started!

Once you have a decent list, check if you can combine any of the variables in your list to start narrowing down to your top 5. Giving back and helping others may be combined into a single value if you place high significance on both characteristics.

What is the rationale behind the choice of five fundamental principles? Because if everything is a priority, then nothing is. Your essential values influence your decision-making, which means you’ll need to utilize your values to assess various possibilities. Making judgments becomes more difficult if you have too many values that are essential to you. Plus, a list of 5 key principles is simple to remember, so you’ll be prepared when presented with a difficulty.

Decide What You Stand For

Similar to establishing your fundamental beliefs, selecting what you stand for helps to concentrate your attention and set your goal for understanding your life mission.

What do you get heated up about? What is it that you can go on and on about for hours? What aspects of the current situation would you want to alter

Deciding what you stand for helps you create an intention to discover your purpose, since it helps you answer the call to what the world needs from you.
I have no doubt that women have already begun to transform the world. Deciding what you stand for is the first step in becoming the change you wish to see in the world. Whether that’s eradicating childhood obesity, stopping conflicts, or ensuring every person has access to safe drinking water, an education, and equal opportunity.

You may also think of this as your BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal) (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal). What do you wish to alter about the world that’s almost too terrifying to admit?

Closing the gender wage gap is one of my life's goals. In the United States as well as for women throughout the globe. Because I think that if every woman followed her purpose (and received paid what she is worth to do it), every need in the world would be satisfied.

Declare Your Intention

Now that you've taken time to reflect on the emotions you've had as a result of your gratitude practice, as well as to identify your top five essential values, you're ready to make a public declaration of your intentions.

As you look through your notes, you may start to notice themes popping out from the pages. These are indications to your interests and purpose.
If it helps, spend 5-10 minutes to sit quietly and think about (or meditate on) these ideas. How might they come together to help you live an intentional life? How may your gratitude list, your beliefs, and the causes most important to you help you uncover your life purpose?

Finish the following statement in your diary when you're ready: "My intention is to..."

The following are some examples:

  • “My intention is to live a life of service to others.”
  • “My intention is to create radical change in the world.”
  • “My intention is to raise children that make the world a better place.”
  • “My intention is to learn all I can so I can teach others.”
  • “My intention is to remove injustice from the world.”
  • “My intention is to end global poverty.”

Your aim may seem hazy, and you may have no clue how you will assist others or make significant change or eradicate global poverty. So, you're on the right track, correct?

Our brains are built with problem-solving in mind. When we offer our brains a challenge like, “I want to eradicate injustice from the world, but I don’t sure how I will achieve that,” our brains set to work, forming connections, and letting the Universe know our ideas.

A manifestation's foundation is laid here. With the help of the Universe (God, Spirit, or Tao), we may find answers to our most difficult problems. In the course of your life, you'll begin to see patterns, indications that you're on the right track, or that things are finally coming together as they should.

Create a Personal Development Plan

Conspiring with the Universe, your brain will alert you to insights or resources to assist you continue to carve your path toward realizing your life purpose. The next stage is to establish a personal development strategy to make the most of these insights.

To design your personal growth plan, think about what you would need to find out your life purpose. Consider the following questions:

  • What resources will you need (books, courses, tools, etc.)?
  • Who can help you (friends, mentors, teachers, etc.)?
  • What do you still need to learn?
  • What strengths do you need to hone?
  • What limiting beliefs do you need to overcome?

From there, you may put up a strategy for committing to your own improvement. This may be beginning a morning or evening practice where you meditate for 10 minutes or speak positive affirmations for 5 minutes. You may set 1 hour per day for studying, taking a course, or practicing a new skill.

No matter how you do it, making time for personal development should become a regular part of your routine. If you must, make a note of it in your planner or calendar. Decide to dedicate some time each day to pampering yourself.
Discovering your life purpose may not come to you suddenly. It takes time, practice, and personal growth (and a little trial and error!) to figure it out. In reality, clarity about your life mission will only come through taking action. Additionally, taking daily, consistent action will aid in your quest for greater understanding.

To assist you keep responsible to your personal improvement, discuss your daily habit or objectives with a buddy. Better better, persuade a buddy to join you in identifying their life mission! When you’re both dedicated to a same objective, you can support one another and report back on your success.

You may also work with me to develop momentum in your life purpose path. Together, we’ll utilize my 4 P’s Process to match your interests and purpose with a job that helps you make a difference.

The Takeaway

In order to uncover your interests and purpose, you need to set a goal for yourself. You're telling the Universe what you want out of your one and only life by taking the time to articulate your desires. Always keep in mind: "You don't attract what you want. I'm attracted to what I'm made of,"

Take immediate action: Grab your journal. You might begin by writing down at least 12 things you are thankful for, following the methods outlined in this article. Next, make a list of the five most important principles that guide your life. Consider why these principles are important to you and how they manifest in your life. As a follow-up step, write about your values and what you want to do in the world.

Take a look back at your notes once you've done the diary prompts. Examine your thoughts for patterns or words or phrases that pop into your head out of nowhere. This is what you're hoping for. Say it out loud once you've written it down. Another option is to write it down on an index card or post-it note and keep it in a prominent area.

Having a personal development plan in place can help you take meaningful action every day. Commit to your goal in writing, whether it's in a notebook or a calendar. Make a plan for how you're going to put your intention to work in finding your life's calling.

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