10 Ideas about Life Purpose

What is your life purpose? Is it helpful to know what it is? This

list provides some ideas about life purpose that may be helpful to you if

you have ever wondered about yours.

1. Your life purpose is something you have always known either

consciously or unconsciously.

2. Your life purpose is unique to you. Others may use similar words to

state their purpose but the expression of that purpose is different

for each person.

3. Part of your life purpose includes the work that only you were meant

to do. The world needs you to do it and if you choose not to, the

world loses the benefit of that aspect of you.

4. When your goals and intentions are not consistent with your life

purpose, they are difficult to achieve and result in fleeting


5. If you don’t know your life purpose but believe you have one, then

perhaps there is a part of you that knows that purpose. One way of

finding your purpose includes discovering that part of you that knows your


6. When your work is aligned with your purpose it is easier to do and

you attract more of it. (This is helpful for anyone who is marketing

themselves. i.e. lawyers and job seekers.)

7. People often are fearful about finding their purpose. Often the fear

concerns being forced to act on their life purpose. In fact everyone

has the choice of whether to utilize that purpose or not. (See number


8. Many people find their purpose accidentally. Some people find work

and life experiences that use their purpose without really consciously

knowing what that purpose is.

9. Some people choose to live a life without purpose. This may be a

conscious choice or it could be because the person has other needs that

have to be taken care of first i.e. food, shelter, safety.

10. Just because you find your purpose does not mean life will be

without pain. Life has its ups and downs for everyone. Using your life

purpose is a means to have a more satisfying life.


Alvah Parker is a Practice Advisor (The Attorneys’ Coach) and a Career Changers’ Coach as well as publisher of "Parker’s Points", an email tip list and "Road to Success", an ezine. Subscribe now to these free monthly publications at her website http://www.asparker.com/samples.html and receive a free values assessment. Work becomes more meaningful and enjoyable when you work from your values. Alvah Parker began her career as a high school chemistry teacher. She later ...

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