Just a quick search on Google, Facebook, or your favorite social network with these keywords find your purpose or the meaning of life reveals how omnipresent and important this need is for us.
We want our lives to be meaningful and to serve a bigger goal. We are urged to achieve something remarkable and find the unique purpose of our existence.
When we can not be ourselves truly and show all our colors and talents, we can feel lost or demotivated. Oftentimes we know deep down inside that we have so much more to offer and then a change is needed to unlock our full potential.
Midlife Accelerates The Need For Purpose
Especially around midlife, this urge to have a more meaningful life is very prominent. This has been my experience too.
I derived meaning from raising my children, but now they have become independent individuals.
Mastering the engineering profession was also a source of purpose and accomplishment for quite some time. But now, I am noticing, I have changed. Do you notice this too?
I have come too to the realization that the very same work that once made me so proud, doesn’t bring me the satisfaction and fulfillment I long for.
I have changed. Maybe you have changed too…
Do you feel the urge to do something more meaningful, something closer to your soul, something that can have a profound impact on your environment and the people you love?
Why Searching For Meaning Is Important?
Meaning is a source of energy! It is that simple.
Without meaning, there is no reason to live, isn’t it?
We witness it all the time around us. When a person is pursuing his passion and has a clear goal, he is immersed in it and feels satisfied and fulfilled. His life has a meaning and therefore he is able to work hard, endure suffering and postpone immediate pleasure for this greater goal in the future.
This is why finding meaning is very important for all of us. This is why challenging the status quo is necessary if we want to discover new sources of life energy, enthusiasm, and last but not least happiness and joy.
And now comes the tricky part…
Meaning is not given to us instead, we need to create it. As the famous survivor of Auschwitz, the psychiatrist Viktor Frankl once said, it is Life that asks us what meaning we will give to it.
Finding meaning is not an easy task for most of us. I have been struggling with it for many years.
- It requires gaining detailed self-knowledge, a willingness to be vulnerable, and embracing your weaknesses and fears.
- It requires you to be creative and imagine a better future for yourself and your loved ones.
- Finally, it requires your full commitment, discipline and resourcefulness to make it happen.
In my experience, it is very difficult to do this inner inquiry alone. You could get advice from a career coach, or psychologist or ask a friend to help you.
The Support Of The Community
After struggling for some time on my own, reading plenty of self-help and motivational books, I decided to join a group online and get some support in defining my best life, my purpose, and my dream.
This tribe of heart-centered people from all over the world who are committed to living life passionately was a big support for me. We shared insights covering all areas of life, from personal to professional, including health, wealth, leadership, and entrepreneurship. We helped each other set goals and hold each other accountable. It was hard work but very transformational and welcome!!!
>> To explore what this community offers, check here <<
All the work on yourself to define your purpose is part of the red circle. Here you will be guided to analyze your current life and where your strengths, talents, desires, and possibilities lie. You can connect this knowledge to an online business by following the education in the green and blue circles. Alternatively, you can pursue a different, more challenging, and exciting career in the existing job market, as I did.
The Most Meaningful New Years’ Resolution
Start exploring the possibilities of doing something truly meaningful, something you are proud of, something where you can express yourself fully.
Isn’t this the most meaningful New Years’ resolution ever?
I wish you a happy new year! I wish you find a way to show more of yourself and your unique talents to the world in the coming year.
I wish you pause during these holidays and consider change, awakening to the possibility and your innate wisdom to create a life you love!
There comes a nice bonus with the community I recommended. They focus on finding your purpose as well as on creating your own online business around it.
So once you are clear about your purpose, what are your interests and talents and what makes your life meaningful, you could pursue a new career online as an online entrepreneur, making money by working on those things that matter to you!!
Learn more about the opportunities of creating an online income stream. Achieve financial independence and freedom to live life on your own terms!
>> Click here << for a list of books that recently influenced me profoundly and are today part of my body and mind.