What Is My Life Purpose?

What Is The Meaning Of Life?


Asking yourself: "What is my life purpose?" is one of the most important questions you will ever ask. It cuts straight to the heart of who you are and why you are here.

Life purpose coach Richard Leider has defined an equation for establishing your life purpose as:

Gifts + Passions + Values = Purpose

G + P + V = P

Your answers to the 'what is my life purpose' question will change and develop as you mature in age and experience.




How To Answer The Question: "What is my life purpose?"




The 3 stages to life purpose

  1. Uncovering  - your gifts and passions and values, figuring out how and where you fit with your offering to the world.
  2. Discovering - the world's not just about you and your success and your abilities, it's about us, your greatest fulfillment comes from "us" and connecting.
  3. Rediscovery -the greater whole, wisdom is seeing the bigger picture, realising that we are are tribal creatures and we live in a world that is interconnected.





How I rediscovered my life purpose sitting in a bar in Singapore...

I hadn't considered the 'what is my life purpose question' for sometime when I rediscovered it sitting in a bar in Singapore a while ago with a bunch of expat friends enjoying some beers and a chat. The conversation took an interesting turn when one of them suddenly asked the group:

"If you knew you were going to die tonight and you were given a few minutes to reflect before that happened, what would you say was the meaning of your life?"

On hearing that question I suddenly had a moment of clarity and I realised that for me the answer to the 'what is my life purpose question' was (and remains):

"What difference will you make?
What impact will you leave in the lives of others?"




A fast track to discovering your life purpose

  1. Accurately identify your Core Desires
  2. Unleash a powerful force that lies within you — the Conquering Force.
  3. Find a teacher, mentor or coach to help you realize your Core Desires and focus your Conquering Force.

The 3 keys to identifying your core desire






Jack Canfield - on discovering your life purpose

  1. What are the 2 qualities you most enjoy expressing? [Understanding how stuff works & Mentoring others] How do you most enjoy expressing them?
  2. What would the world look like if it was operating perfectly according to you.
  3. Create a vision of what your life would like if you were fully living your purpose.






Steve Pavlina on 11 Ways to Gain Clarity

Being honest with yourself about your ideal world and genuine joys will help you clarify your true focus, be clear about what really matters to you, and thus help you to answer the 'what is my life purpose' question: Steve Palina






A spiritual perspective on: "What is my life purpose?"


Setting the scene

I want to set the context for what I am saying from here on by referring to some of what I shared in The Red Pill:

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"The true nature of reality is unprovable both in terms of objective reality and subjective reality. We will never know the truth - so if you can accept this, then approach it in an experimental frame of mind.

The journey of personal development and spiritual growth starts by developing a good working relationship with your mind.

The initial stages of this process focus on the conscious mind and working on all the things you can do to develop a more resourceful mind.

As you engage with this process you soon realise that your mind has many unconscious aspects that you need to make conscious and work on.

Then, at some point, you become aware of your spiritual or higher self.

The best way to think of this is as your personal portal to the universe and 'everything out there'."



    As you engage with the spiritual dimension your priorities change and you start to ask:  "What does life want from me?"



Your life purpose is one of the most powerful forces in your life

Even though you may not be consciously aware of it, your life purpose exerts a tremendous influence over what happens or doesn’t happen in your life, in your personal life and relationships, and in your business and wealth creation efforts.

It is one of the most powerful forces in your life and has a major bearing on the overall processes you go through as your progress through life.

The events, experiences, and benefits that flow out of that process help you to fulfill your life purpose. The dynamics of all this are different for every person. However, my life experience has shown that there are three unforeseeable factors that have a major impact:

  1. Events your higher self sets in motion without your awareness.
  2. Events that your higher self sets in motion in response to your requests for help.
  3. Blocks and resistance to your best-laid plans, which happens more than you might expect and which is actually for the best (although it may not seem like it at the time).

Everyone’s path is unique to them. Everything you experience appears to be custom designed to help you fulfill your life purpose. Although it often will not seem like it at the time, and answering the 'what is my life purpose' question may take time [often years] before that becomes fully apparent to you.





Your higher self knows what is happening and is working things out according to your life purpose

You are learning whatever it is you need to learn to be able to move on to the next stage and answer the 'what is my life purpose' question.

There are many things in life that our conscious minds cannot understand.

It may grind very slowly but it will create the finest outcome possible

But we must be patient, for when our higher self is working behind the scenes to fulfill our life purpose it may grind very slowly but it will create the finest outcome possible – if you dare to wait until the process is completed.




You receive help by building a relationship with your higher self

managing personal change,self improvement,how to change your life,change your life, You may need help to answer the 'what is my life purpose' question. You may need efficient and effective ways of filtering all the available options and possibilities. This enables you can focus on people, ideas, strategies and resources that are needed to help you achieve your objectives.

You access this help by building a relationship with your higher self, and through that relationship tapping into the tremendous power that is available there.

You learn how to request specific help from your higher self and to learn how to develop a 2-way communication channel to receive the specific help and guidance that you need.




There are far larger forces at work than your conscious mind

managing personal change,self improvement,how to change your life,change your life,It is absolutely vital that you learn that the way your life and your business efforts evolve and unfold will not be determined solely by what your conscious mind thinks you want, or what you see from the perspective of your conscious mind.

There are far larger forces at work than your conscious mind, big-picture goals to be achieved, and what you really want (to complete your life purpose) to be considered.

This does not mean that your entire life is pre-destined or pre-determined, and that you have no free will or choice. Every moment and detail of your life is not predetermined, however, the big-picture themes, events, relationships and influences are.

When you begin to see results from this relationship you will begin to understand the importance of a strong partnership with your higher self, who knows your life purpose and mission, sees the big picture.

You’ll only have as much money as it takes to fulfill your life purpose. Believe me, I have wrestled with this one!

Fulfilling your life purpose may involve your having a great amount of money or very little money, or experiencing cycles of both – at various points in your life. At any given moment, you’ll only have as much money as it takes (or is allowed) to make sure that you fulfill your life purpose. No more, no less.

It doesn’t matter what you think you want, how anxious or hungry you are, how smart you are or how lucrative the opportunities that cross your desk may be – if creating business success and wealth are part of your mission and life purpose, they’ll come, but not until the best time. And your higher self will be the judge of when the best time is, not you and your conscious mind.




The secret of successfully fulfilling your life purpose is to be ready for when your opportunity comes

managing personal change,self improvement,how to change your life,change your life,You make decisions or take actions only when you receive "knock me over the head signs", or you feel a strong desire to do so, or you actually have reached a decision point- i.e. a moment when you are actually forced to make a decision or take action.

This could be because you’re out of time you’re at a junction or someone in a position of authority is requiring you to comply.

Don’t be impatient or try to force a decision point where there isn’t one. This approach involves great risk.

To paraphrase Benjamin Disraeli: "the greatest secret of success in life is to be ready when your opportunity comes."

Please don't take my word for any of this - test it for yourself!






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