Take Responsibility for Your Purpose
Many people don’t explore their purpose in life because they don’t take responsibility for the decision-making process, and the amount of work that it takes to explore one’s purpose. You have to do the work in order to discover what your purpose is. If you hate your job, that might be a good signal that you should step back and reevaluate things, both on a personal level and professional level, and start the process of self-exploration. If you don’t know what your purpose is, your purpose becomes discovering your purpose. You must start where you are, and commit to the process of discovery until you find what your purpose is. At the end of the day, when you take accountability and responsibility for your own life, you can say that the success you have achieved is because of your choices and your determination. And this kind of accountability, while scary, can be so liberating.
The Importance of Self-Awareness
Self-awareness is the biggest key to unlocking your potential. It’s also the biggest thing that holds people back. You can’t teach someone self-awareness. Lack of that awareness removes you from all of the great opportunities, and one of the biggest contributors of not being fulfilled or not enjoying your work. You have to go on the journey for self-awareness, even if it isn’t easy. Confusion brings uncertainty into people’s lives, which is why getting that clarity is so vital to success when paving your path.
Invest in Yourself
The saddest state of affairs is for you not to feel fulfilled for the majority of your life. Exploring who you are and your purpose is not just for a possible promotion, or a possible career switch, it is an investment in you, and an investment in your happiness, so that you don’t go the rest of your life feeling purposeless.