Once I heard Oprah say that living without knowing your life's purpose is like riding really fast on a bicycle and not going anywhere. She's right -- our purpose fulfills not only us, but those around us who get to experience our gifts first hand. So what are your gifts? What talents has the Universe blessed you with?
Answering the aforementioned questions can be overwhelming to answer for just about anyone -- so start small with these steps:
Think about what comes natural to you. Write it down.
Are you a master at DIY projects? Do you find yourself always helping those who are less fortunate than you? Most of our life's passions come natural to us or spark and hold our interest. Write down a list of these talents and interests.
Make a list of jobs or volunteer positions that align with your natural talents.
If you love DIY and are passionate about helping the less fortunate, maybe you can teach arts and crafts with children at a homeless shelter. Write down a list of jobs that compliment your natural gifts. Don't be afraid to mix different talents and passions.
If jobs or volunteer positions are limited or non-existent, work on creating your dream job.
Don't get discouraged if your "dream job" doesn't exist -- this is where the fun comes in! You can get truly creative when brainstorming about entrepreneurial pursuits. Leave the limited thoughts behind --let your mind wander and document all of your thoughts. Who knows, you can create the next Eventbrite or Partpic!
Will you stay tuned for part two of this series? Do you know what your life purpose is? Share with us below!