How to discover your life purpose

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose. It’s when we live a life of purpose we find fulfilment in life. Whatever you want to be in life is found in your purpose. Now, how do you discover it? It’s simple… But first, you have to know that you must stay focus and be honest with yourself. Finding other things might be easy sometimes but finding oneself can be a bit hard.

There are 4 points here to help discover your purpose and also 12 questions that will serve as a guide to channel your mind towards the right direction . Here we go…….

  • Passion and interest. Write down the things that you enjoy spending time doing. These can be related to your work, your personal life, or your home life. They should be things that make you happy, that you really enjoy doing. These are things that you enjoy doing, they are things you can do even without getting paid and they are likely things that cause you to loose track of time.

… Passion is a natural thing. You hardly need any motivation to do what you’re passionate about. When you do what you have passion for, it turns out great with less stress.

  • Talents/gifts. This is a natural ability or skill. The population of the world is about 7 billion or more and each person is created with unique ability to do some certain things. This ability is called talents or gifts. Some are blessed with few and some more but the point is everyone have at least 2 to 3 natural ability. The people ruling the world today discover their talents and passion. We call them celebrities, superstars and other names. Think about your talents and write them down.

… Talents are treasures buried deep down inside of us. Discover it and you’re on for greatness.

  • What you love in people. Write down what you love and also what you love in people. There are things you admire in people, things that connect with you. These people might be your mentor, guardian, friend, partner, boss or neighbour. Identifying these things with the above points can open your inner eyes to see what your purpose is.
  • Who inspire you. Think about people whom you find truly inspiring. Write out why you find them inspiring and what they do (both career and lifestyle). You know there are people you so much admire that you want to pattern your life after them. Sometimes you admire these people because they share your beliefs, ideas, career view or a lifestyle that interest you. It is important to write these things down as they will shed light on who you truly are.

I’m sure your spirit is high already… yeah, me too. After writing all that down you will check them with the answers of the 12 questions you are about to go through. The idea is to check for similarities between all your answer. There will definitely be things that will appear most. Your overall answer will show you who you are and what you should start doing.

To answer these questions… you’ve got to be honest with yourself. Give each question a minute or two to answer and write them down. Here we go….

  1. What makes you smile? (Activities, people, events, hobbies, projects, etc.).
  2. What are your favorite things to do in the past? What about now?
  3. What activities make you lose track of time?
  4. What makes you feel great about yourself?
  5. Who inspires you most? (Anyone you know or do not know. Family, friends, authors, artists, leaders, etc.) Which qualities inspire you, in each person?
  6. What are you naturally good at? (Skills, abilities, gifts etc.)
  7. If you had to teach something, what would you teach?
  8. What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?
  9. What were some challenges, difficulties and hardships youโ€™ve overcome or are in the process of overcoming? How did you do it?

10.What causes do you strongly believe in? connect with?
11. If you could get a message across to a large group of people. Who would those people be? What would your message be?

12. Given your talents, passions and values. How could you use these resources to serve, to help, to contribute? ( to people, beings, causes, organization, environment, planet, etc.)

… I hope this is helpful and inspiring to discover your purpose.

I’m glad to spend time with you once again, thanks. Leave your comments below.


Author: Rotimi Elijah

Rotimi Elijah likes to motivate and inspire people. He likes to be among happy people who loves unconditionally. He believes that love is the basis to true happiness.

72 thoughts on “How to discover your life purpose”

  1. Reblogged this on Beautiful You by Abby and commented:
    Have you ever wondered about what your life purpose is? Maybe youโ€™ve never even considered that you are here in the present to be apart of a greater cause. Whatever it is that has you wondering what you are meant to be doing, know that just being curious is the first step.

    This article provides an amazing starters and questions to help you narrow down what your life purpose is. Iโ€™d love to hear your answers!

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      1. Thanks once again Sheriff. I believe learning is a continuous thing for us. And we do it everyday to grow. I’m inspired by your positive attitude as well.

        Keep it up.


  2. This is great. I found myself in this position just last week. Iโ€™m not recent college grad but I havenโ€™t been a college grad for a year yet. I have been trying to figure out what I wanted to with the degree that I have achieved. This is very helpful and the questions are good ones to ask oneself.

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  3. A very informative post you have here Rotimi. I enjoyed reading it. I hope you are planning to write a book… That is if you don’t already have one. Pleased to meet you and thanks for visiting my blog page.

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  4. Great post! This seems like such a good idea, I will be sure to try it, because we all wonder where our path lies sometimes, and I often have a conflict between my passions and where my talents lie, so it will be interesting to see how my answers turn out ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. This was a great post Rotimi. I agree with everything you posted but the one thing that stands out for me is passion. I really believe that that’s the key ingredient to anything we do in our lives. Look forward to your future posts!

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    1. Thank you OmoAckin. Use them to build a purpose. Remember your answers will be things you love to do, passionate about, things you love in people, probably talented about, things you long for or interested in. Now in all the answers, there will be similarities, then use them to build a purpose.


  6. A really great post! I like the questions to help us get to the focus of our purpose. I will be reflecting on them. I wonder if this site is part of your purpose. It’s very inspiring. Thank you.

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