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Meaning of Life: How To Discover Your Purpose (7-Part Series)
This is a 7-part series on how to discover your real purpose in life. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. How To Find Out If You Are Living Your Real Purpose Now 5 Solid Reasons You Should Have A Purpose Why Earning Money Is Not Your Real Purpose (And How To Know What Is) 2 Important Things that Led to My Discovery of My Real Purpose 6 Things to Consider Before Identifying Your Purpose Discover Your Life Purpose In The Next 30 Minutes Living in Alignment with Your Purpose
Part-1: How To Find Out If You Are Living Your Real Purpose Now
This is part 1 of a 7-part series on how to discover your real purpose in life. “The biggest threat to our well-being is the absence of moral clarity and purpose.” -Rich Sherman“ The unexamined life is not worth living.” -Socrates
How do you know if you are living your real life purpose right now? Simple – If you are not living your everyday life full of exuberance, energy, passion and love, you are not living your real purpose.
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What is your purpose in life? What is the meaning of our existence? Depending on your upbringing, you will have different answers to this question. These answers may have been inculcated in you at some point by other people, or you may have arrived at the answers yourself in your own ways. If you are an average output of today’s society, your purpose may be to be a good person, get married, stay out of trouble and contribute to the society at some arbitrary point in life. If you are generally just jaded with life, your purpose may be to take whatever life throws at you every day and ultimately wait and die. The purpose of life is a perpetual question which has eluded mankind since our existence. What is it? Why are we here? As lifeforms on earth, do all of us have the same singular purpose or do we have different purposes? If there is one true purpose, why are there different religions advocating different purposes? Is someone wrong then? Who is right and who is wrong? But how can so many other people be wrong? Do you know your purpose? Why are you here on earth, right now? Have you ever lived life in a flurry, only to look back, wondering the meaning of your existence?
Discovering Your Purpose
If you 1. are looking for your purpose, 2. don’t know if you have a purpose, 3. don’t believe in a purpose or 4. are not sure if your current purpose is your real purpose, This series on purpose is targeted at you. Even if you believe you have crystal clear clarity on your purpose in life, read on! It might serve as affirmatory Personal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co
material or spark off additional perspectives for consideration. My objective here is to share with you my personal learnings which I have acquired in my pursuit to live my best life – to help you get the best out of your own life as well. In the next-part on Why Should You Have A Purpose? Here’s 5 Solid Reasons Why, let us look into why we need a purpose and its significance in our lives. Posted Dec 14, 2008 | Original Article Link
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Image © M_Eriksson What is important is to understand things like abundance. happiness and success – things people spend their entire lives trying to seek. Having a purpose gives you an entirely new latitude in life. Helen Keller and Oprah Winfrey. Martin Luther King Jr. “When a man does not know what harbor he is making for. Mother Theresa. have life purposes? Of course they do! Grand.personalexcellence. Winston Churchill. no wind is the right wind. Kennedy Why should you have a purpose? Do you think people like Mahatma Gandhi. It is like your secret access pass which unlocks benefits like fulfillment. etc are theresults of discovering and pursuing your purpose – as Personal Excellence – www. And it was their purposes which led them to their level of greatness that no one would have thought possible.” -John F.Part 2: Why Should You Have A Purpose? Here’s 5 Solid Reasons Why This is part 2 of a 7-part series on how to discover your real purpose in life.” -Seneca “Having a purpose is the difference between making a living and making a life. success.” -Tom Thiss “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. wealth. visionary purposes which other people scoffed at an earlier point in their lives.co 6 . fulfillment.
there is another group of people who are unaware or disconnected with their purpose. There are 2 ways to live your life – the first. is to define your purpose and live by it. maybe you will say “I don’t care about having a purpose. and what most people do. isn’t it logically better to end it than to wait for your time to end? Without a purpose. Which scenario do you think best describes your life right now? And which one would you rather lead? As long as you don’t have clarity on what your purpose is. If life has no meaning or purpose. Personal Excellence – www. On the other hand. Look at the people around you. then why are you here? Why are you getting up every day and going through the motions with the rest of the world? Why are you breathing the air and walking the earth? If life really has no meaning for you. The other. your everyday life is filled with actions not guided by a focal point.personalexcellence. These people are in tune with their life purpose and they are living and breathing it. monotonous and uninspiring from their eyes.” Or if you are nihilistic. really feel like they are alive? When they talk. what you are effectively doing every day is living out other people’s purpose. random forces around you which end up canceling out each other in the larger spectrum of life. It’ll be a combination of mish-mesh. everything will fall into place.co 7 . Life seems bland. There is no point in trying to assign a meaning. everything they talk about just seems so exciting and interesting. It is as simple as that. Understanding Your Role in Creating Your Purpose If you are an apathetic person. The end product is an average life and an average existence. and dissatisfaction. less trod path. complaints.long as you find and live your purpose fully and truly. They content themselves with what is within their reach and are often oriented in negativity.” Maybe you are just generally okay with the way your life is right now and you think that having a purpose is “for other people”. Have you ever known people who truly. Life through their eyes seem so positive and enticing all the time. is to live aimlessly without a direction. you may say “Life is meaningless. their eyes widen and sparkle.
even when I am by myself. Is your daily life filled with enthusiasm and joy or is it bogged down by dread and weariness? My purpose charges me up with so much energy. This means to discover your purpose and to live by it.personalexcellence.co 8 . It is like an unlimited energy well! Every morning. Unlimited flow of drive and passion. drive and passion that it just overflows and oozes through me. Instead of wasting time every day questioning reality and existence. In contrast. you are better off creating meaning for your existence. you spend every day pursuing a cause which is worthy to you. The simple thought of me being given the chance to pursue this for the rest of my existence fuels me with so much energy. The Importance of Having A Purpose Below are just 5 of the many benefits you will experience after discovering your (real) purpose: 1. I bound out of bed and in full enthusiasm for what is ahead. At night. Often times I feel so happy that I cannot stop smiling. I just dread going to sleep because I much rather be living out my purpose. 3. When you start living a life of purpose. Instant focus and direction. everything you see. Meaning and fulfillment.If you choose to live. The fulfillment you get is simply incomparable. Personal Excellence – www. 2. touch and do suddenly brims with meaning and fulfillment. I find that people around me who have not laid out their conscious purpose behave like drones numbly living out their existence. A purpose gives you increased depth and meaning in life.
when I first defined my purpose (you’ll read more in Part 4). If you choose to coast aimlessly. I’ll ask myself “What can I do that will help me live truest to my mission?” And I’ll take on those actions. While it wasn’t like I quit my job immediately. I would never have the same level of clarity and focus I have today. Within the context of an activity/project. knowing my mission statement enabled me to get the maximum out of my day-to-day life. Imagine if you are a ship and your life is a vast ocean. Do you find yourself torn between different areas in your life? Or perhaps you face dilemmas which you are not sure how to resolve? Personal Excellence – www. If the answer is negative. work. it was like there was a compass planted in me. I realized the path I was going in (my corporate career) wasn’t going to bring me to where I want to be. but if you never lock in on a course (purpose).co 9 . I would ask myself “Does this help me live in alignment with my mission? Or is there something else I can do which will help me achieve that better?” If the answer is positive. there was crystal clear clarity on the things I should do or not. Everything I’ve undertaken since the day I set my mission statement in 2006 has been a conscious action in alignment with my mission. I’ll take it on. I could see what were the paths that would help me live my best life. and decisions to make. subjected to the whimsicalities of the tides and weather (externalities like society and the world). 4. Before I take on any activity or engagement. and continuing down that line would move me away from my vision. A purpose serves as a lighthouse that guides us through our lives. If I hadn’t identified my mission statement then. Do you want to be an aimless ship or do you want to take charge and start putting its course in your hands? You may have the navigational system (your mind and body). after creating my mission in 2006. right up to our daily actions. it set in place the intention and mental plans to depart a few years later. you lack a directional focus.personalexcellence. A life without purpose is an aimless ship on the sea. you might end up marooned in an island or even capsized in the sea at some point. you will always remain drifting and bobbing aimlessly around in the ocean.If you often find yourself fluttering about your life from one fad to the next. Freedom from things that do not matter. Suddenly. decisions. For example. I’ll say no. On a micro-level. and what were the paths that wouldn’t. I knew that the best way to live 100% to my mission is to eventually run a personal development business. It was how I came to set up Personal Excellence and TSOPE. Suddenly. relationships. For example. both of which have the same mission as my life mission.
a month. You’ll be able to select a career (or create a business) that is aligned with your mission. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. what is the worst thing that can happen? At the end of the 1 month. in Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. rather than wonder if you’re better off with or without a purpose. you can consciously release yourself of issues that do not matter and solutions to dilemmas become instantly clear. you’d have gained clarity on how you want to live your life. Personally. If at that point you decide you prefer living without a purpose. you are always free to relinquish it and revert to your former life.co 10 . By having a guiding principle to check against on what to say no to. Do not just take my word for it either. You’ll take on projects and actions that are in accordance with what you want. Imagine you are managing your life like a company. 5. i.e. The only way for you to find out how living life with purpose is like is for you to experience it for a period. your purpose. say. we will start exploring different purposes in life and how to differentiate between purposes from other people and your true purpose. A company without a mission statement will have no clarity on what it needs to do.personalexcellence. You need the equivalent of a mission statement.A purpose gives you liberty because you now have clarity on what matters to you. This has been attested again and again. Identify your purpose (we’ll be doing this in Part-6 of the series). I have gotten so much more out of life after discovering my real purpose – every year of my life just seems to get better than the previous. After all. to lead your life to success. You’ll be in relationships that match what you want. Read: Quitting To Win When you have clarity on what you want to achieve. There’s everything to gain and nothing to lose. It’s the start towards living a life of your highest alignment. Corporations like Google and Coca-cola are so successful because they have clear mission statements guiding their organizations. just to name a couple of books. 2008 | Original Article Link Personal Excellence – www. In the next article. then live it to the fullest for 1 month. and I have no doubt that it will get even better as I continue on my life journey. They eventually go bust or get acquired by other conglomerates which can manage it better. Success Success comes about as a corollary to embracing your purpose. Posted Dec 14. that’s when you can arrange everything around to be congruent with your inner self.
single universal truths. Because of the subtlety in which they were introduced into your lives. not to question it. peers or other people what you should do in life? It might be to earn a lot of money.personalexcellence. to contribute to the society. somewhere. if everyone around you is adhering to these purposes. After all.” – George Eliot When you were a kid. few people actually give much thought. to be successful. They have been glossed over and packaged as unquestionable. Presumably. people who were not you took the onus of deciding how you should lead your life on your behalf. if any at all. teachers. Personal Excellence – www.Part 3: Why Earning Money Is Not Your Real Purpose (And How To Know What Is) This is part 3 of a 7-part series on how to discover your real purpose in life. without including you in the jury. to be a filial child. because of all the structures and pillars that are already in place in your world which seemingly hold up these beliefs. your role was to live out the purpose. had you ever been told by your parents. to be respectable. “It is never too late to be who you might have been.co 11 . These are imposed purposes – purposes which have been imposed upon you by other people as what they think you should do. Imposed purposes are not your real purposes because they reflect what others want Image © Leonard Low from you. to serve a higher entity. what role did you play in identifying it? The likelihood was somehow. etc. to them. Whatever it was. there is simply no reason to question its basis.
by institutions. to be a faithful follower of my religion (Buddhism) and to be a good citizen of the society. A real purpose liberates. While pursuing it gives you short-term satisfaction. (In part 6 of the series. even though I am now non-religious. firing up everyday of your life and your existence. I am more conscious and appreciative of Buddha’s teachings now than when I was a Buddhist. This concept of imposed and liberating purposes is actually similar in theme to Brad Swift’s inherited and created purposes (from his book Life on Purpose). such as to earn money.co 12 .personalexcellence. It is something that binds you and makes you feel disempowered at times.) Imposed Purposes versus Liberating Purposes: Below. or were inculcated with by other people. we will move into an actual exercise which will let you discover your real purpose in life. driven by ego and obligation to live up to others’ expectations. I can genuinely attest that there is indeed a very concrete. Question the basis behind those assumptions and beliefs. read from a book. After over a decade of unconscious adherence. An imposed purpose. you will find a comparative overview of imposed purposes versus liberating purposes. What is your current purpose in life? What is the life purpose which you been told or expected of from those around you? Regardless of what it is. I urge you to question them. How did they come to be? Why are they what they are? This will be the first step to being an active.I grew up pursuing imposed purposes. Personally. (check out the next parter in the series for the full story). as if there is something missing in your life. palpable difference between both. on the other hand. It comes alive from within your soul. is assigned to you or conditioned in you by others. conscious creator of your life. I use the terms ‘Imposed’ and Personal Excellence – www. in the long-run a sense of unfulfillment starts taking seat. It is a purpose you have consciously createdand come to embrace as your own. by society. your life has not begun. I need to clarify that I am not trying to undermine the merit of imposed purposes – in fact. All I am trying to say is unless what you are pursuing is the result of conscious evaluation and choice on your part. I finally discovered my real purpose and began to actually live in a conscious manner. blazing. to be successful. burning. It is not something you were told. igniting. It based in fear. And having lived on both sides of the dichotomy before.
such as family. Uninspiring and disempowering at times. continuing a family business. The important factor to recognize is that it is a deliberate creation and choice by you as an individual Resonates with who you are. however in the long-run a sense of dissatisfaction and unfulfillment starts taking seat. Depending on how some people view this. Driven by fear. Imposed Purposes: These have been externally imposed in our current life as responsibilities. obligations or what people think we should do. becoming successful. It is inculcated in you throughout your life. Your personal choice.personalexcellence. Imposed purposes reflect agendas by other people which they transfer onto you to fulfill or live up to Fear-based. Characteristics include: • Consciously created by yourself in this life. It flows from outside of the world to you Reflection of others’ needs rather than yourself. Thought of it fill you with dread occasionally Pursuit gives temporal satisfaction. Characteristics include: • Assigned to you by others. ego and obligation to live up to others’ expectations. inner calling or destiny. society. as if there is something missing in your life Default mechanism we subscribe to when we are not living consciously Examples include earning money.co 13 . It flows from inside of you towards the world.‘Liberating’ as I feel they better convey the essence of what they stand for. Because it is a definition that flowed from you. it can also be your inherent pre-encoded purpose.. Comes about as a result of being part of a larger group. any purpose you were assigned by others • • • • • Liberating Purposes Purpose that is an active creation by yourself and your consciousness. it is essentially an extension of your core being • Personal Excellence – www. religion and nation. achieving certain social statuses. It is internally driven and powered.
Which type of purpose would you much rather have in your life? In the next part. Driven by overwhelming inner desire. 2008 | Original Article Link Personal Excellence – www. some of the descriptions probably resonate with what you have experienced and observed in your life. It is empowering in nature Pursuit gives lasting meaning and fulfillment Examples include creative self-expression. Posted Dec 16. I will share my personal story on how I came to discover my real life purpose and the two important things which led to that discovery. helping other people Can you now better see the difference between the two? As you read this list.co 14 . inspiring love and meaning. growing and educating others.• • • • • Love-based.personalexcellence. passion and love Free from others’ expectations of what they think you should do Inspires and energizes you just from the mere thought of it.
develop an inquisitive. Personal Excellence – www. which you will find out as you read on.Part 4: 2 Important Things that Led to My Discovery of My Real Purpose This is part 4 of a 7-part series on how to discover your real purpose in life. I will be sharing my experience on pursuing imposed purposes by others for over a decade. so I truly hope it will be beneficial to you.300 words!) which chronicles the various segments of my life and my actions during those stages. I found there were two important things which led me to my real purpose. I could have written a 500 word article and made it short and snappy. (Originally written and published on Dec 20 2008. what happened along the way. how I eventually realized that they were fallacies and how I finally came to discover my real life purpose. I urge you to adopt an open attitude towards everything you see in life.personalexcellence. the reader. questioning mindset and evaluate objectively in order to discover the best possible truth for yourself. writing and refining of this article took me a span of a few days. This article is for those who are truly looking to discover what their life purpose is. To be able to live your best life. Image © mikebaird The article is so long because I want to ensure that the essence of what led to my discovery is properly encapsulated here. bear in mind that these represent my opinions – I am not trying to subject you to my way of thinking and I have no underlying agenda except to share with you my personal learnings in helping you be a conscious creator of your life. not for people looking for a quick read. so that you. Updated on Feb 21 2010) In this article. but the effect will never be the same. can get the most value. The crafting. As you read. In the process.co 15 . It is a long article (over 6.
some of my friends who were more competitive would be studying ahead for the next semester. teachers and parents alike that our objective in life was to be successful and be financially abundant. Students with poor results or in less reputable schools were generally frowned upon and regarded with shame. because it was the key indicator of success in our society. My first experiences living out my imposed purposes Personal Excellence – www. Not doing well in school was associated with jeopardizing that end outcome – it was linked with failure and our eventual downfall. Get good grades. Almost everyone had private tuition. only to be parked again because I couldn’t find any answer to it. It became kind of like a mantra over time. so I could earn lots of money. While I was set on achieving these material goals. It would arise every now and then. I would think deeply about it. our conversations generally circled around studying. Life as a student was about studying and doing well in school. but since I could never quite find an answer. I continued to wonder about the question on the meaning of life. Among us students. Life’s biggest highlights were finishing exams. scoring well and having holidays. preparing for exams and doing projects. These goals became deeply ingrained in me. So that’s what I fixated myself with. And since I didn’t have any real answer. I would just park it aside. I was constantly told by peers. That was just a temporary fix though. Earn lots of money.co 16 .Inculcation of imposed purposes as a kid When I was growing up. People who have achieved such statures were aspirational figures which we should model after.personalexcellence. on top of the extra tuition that school teachers were already providing. Since I was too young to assess what was a route of real meaning. because the question was always somewhere floating in my mind. I trusted in the judgment of others around me and followed suit in the path. The equation was simple: Get good grades => Get a good job => Earn a lot of money => Success. During holidays. I would continue to seek recluse in what I had known by others to be the purpose of living – monetary gains and success.
If earning money and being successful were supposed to be my purpose. The education system in Singapore. Convertibles are in a different. I was very satisfied with my achievements. The limited land area in Singapore resulted in hiked prices for cars and turned them into luxury goods. it would be safe to say that I was on my path to living out my intended purpose. one of the top students in my standard and a model student. etc. is segmented into different parts. As traffic started to pick up. At this point. to Personal Excellence – www. I had my own computer and internet access for the first time. I was regarded as a top performer by peers and teachers. one of my friends told me about this guy online who was earning money through his website. Increased alignment with my imposed purposes When I was 18.Throughout my schooling life before university. learned about internet marketing and monetization online. including a competition site. I was already earning money and partially living out the purpose I set myself out to do. with each site being highly successful and regarded in its own genre. At its prime. a car is seen as a symbol of luxury and success. There was a time when my friend drove me in his Toyota Celica – a slick car which inspired me to get a convertible when I grow up. I started creating sister sites to ride off the success. I was getting regular checks in the mail from my advertisers. so I created a fan site to capitalize on its booming market potential. like that of other countries. higher league of luxury goods compared to regular cars. I had become the owner of a huge network of no less than 5 sites. due to the high prices. my sites had half a million visitors a month. Where peers around me were busy studying. I started picking up website and graphic design by myself and developing a site on the same topic (desktop enhancements). since it was already a proven success model. which were very high in the early days of the internet. At that point I noticed Neon Genesis Evangelion was the most popular anime (still arguably is). In Singapore where I live. Basically. a rankings site. I was consistently the recipient of many scholastic awards.personalexcellence. I was definitely achieving it in my own way online. a webring. even though I had never watched the series before.co 17 . I created the content from scratch. The conventional route is to move from nursery. I made an arbitrary goal in the future to earn $1 million dollars and get a convertible. By 2000. getting traffic and earning money was my key objective and I was doing everything to attain that. I was immediately intrigued since I knew earning money was an important goal we needed to achieve. When I was 15 in 1999. If people were to extrapolate my results as a kid to adulthood.
co 18 . When I was a 2nd year. All of them were invariably linked to preparing for employment in a MNC. The common buzz among teachers and students was on how to secure a position in a top company – preferably a MNC (multi-national corporation) – that had excellent growth opportunities. to junior college (if grades permit). Within the school. build resumes. networking events. including an interesting 2nd interview. spending time on assignments. Studies-wise. secure internships and ultimately employment with top companies. Everyone’s focus was to get a high CAP (Singapore’s equivalent of GPA). there were plenty of recruitment talks. I was running my own graphics and web design business. The ultimate objective of the education system. and was honored with accolades for being the most outstanding Business student). The objective of each stage is to graduate with top results so you can enter into a good school in the next stage. I kept myself pretty busy in my university years. Because of how highly coveted a placement with them was. attractive benefits and a aspirational reputation. 2 years before I was supposed to graduate. as part of my drive to earn more money. I focused on what influenced the results. I was also giving academic tuition to kids. I was awarded the internship.personalexcellence. high paying job. to secondary school. I decided to enter business school out of all possible specializations as it represented to me the pinnacles of wealth and success in the world. I was vying with hundreds of other candidates for that internship. I felt I was living to my purpose of earning money and being successful. I became more and more confident in my abilities and knew that as long as I drive towards my goals in life.kindergarten. which was my major. I applied for a summer internship with the most prestigious Fortune 100 company for brand management – also touted as the dream job for marketers. That is a whole stretch of nearly 2 decades of schooling. in alignment with my purpose. I received a preplacement offer from them due to my strong internship performance. After 6 rounds of different qualifying tests. which many people would agree is to get a reputable. I wanted to be in whatever leads me to the most success and money. Outside school. After entering business school. to primary school. to university. career seminars. When it was time to choose my university course. I was a Dean’s Lister (I eventually graduated as the top student in Marketing. After the internship. In campus. Overall. tests and projects and skipping lectures which I felt were a waste of time. I’ll definitely achieve them at some point. and finally to the work force. company-sponsored competitions and what not. the importance of wealth and success was further reinforced if anything. Taking a step back from everything Personal Excellence – www. I was actively involved in corecurricular activities.
There were things here and there which I could have done better in. Not just 10 years either. 30. and the thought of earning a lot of money was quite inspiring. Where would I be if I continued on my current path? In 5 years. in the early beginnings of work. I discontinued my graphics designing business and tuition assignments at the same time. My free time by myself left me with a lot of time to think about myself. Personal Excellence – www. I would be even more well-off – snuggled in a multitude of different material possessions. While the achievement of these goals gratified me hugely at first. I was basically given the gold pass to sit back. For the first time in my life. I would probably have earned a few millions and be living luxuriously. 50. I felt that I was a missing bigger picture. in my other endeavors such as my designing business – and felt satisfied. I might possibly be married then. earning a sizable sum of money. leadership position. Given my material wealth. I first started off thinking about the present. I had already secured a promising career with the best company for marketers. whether as part of my work or in my own recreation.As I felt that the learning curve in school was already plateauing. I decided to drop my 4th year of honors and graduate 1 year earlier. I wanted to spend the last year of school relishing in life. If you have tried to do that before and put serious thought into it. I was completing my education. Career-wise. I would be well ahead. I thought about 10 years later. Have you ever thought about your future before? Not just a simple 1-5 years. I would probably be excelling in my career. nice car) and enjoying a comfortable life. introspect and watch as people around me lead theirs. It was an indicator that I was meaningfully leading life. Everything was seemingly in the right place – yet interestingly. In 10 years. I would be able to give my parents an early retirement. I started speculating the amount of money I would be earning then. I would want to have traveled across a large part of the world then. which was regarded as the first major hurdle of life. I wasn’t being looped in any chase or pursuit. you probably would find it an extremely consciousness-raising experience. Sure. in a high. Proper foundations had been laid for a better life in the future. they felt strangely empty after a short period. I felt that the past 22 years were optimally lived on the whole and my parents would be proud of what I had accomplished. gaining material goals (big house. raising up the rungs of the corporate world.co 19 . I thought about 5 years later. Since I had already achieved the widely inoculated purpose of school (which was to secure an employment).personalexcellence. 60. I’m referring to 20. but overall I was happy. 40. I looked at what I had carved out so far – in school. 70 years later – even to the point of death and beyond.
gain recognition and build a loving family. since wealth was a measure of worth and power.By most standards. 60. more success. the exclusivity and the intensive challenges. earned even more money. Same thing. Enjoying the bliss of family togetherness. 70. Then I thought about 40 years later. gained socially-conferred statuses. Relishing in a life of luxury. It fitted the society’s picture of an ideal life to a tee. since they were endorsed by largely everyone in the world. Maybe I could set higher goals to earn even more money. I wondered what would be needed to take it at a higher level and largely drew up a blank. Then I projected 20 years into future. I didn’t know exactly what else I should aim for beyond that. Consultancy was a highly aspirational career due to the high perks. to expose myself to a different environment. to consultancy or a different corporation.co 20 . surrounded by symbols of success. Maybe I could start planning for kids too as a next step beyond marriage. 50 years later. What if I had achieved those goals then? Worked and thrived in a consultancy. After death. the scenario looked pretty good. At the point of death. I had always thought I would migrate to a western country at some point in the future and this looked like a perfect time to do that. Maybe I could switch industry. These seemed like safe and reliable goals to pursue. relaxing lifestyle. Perhaps my family and I could migrate to a quiet. The only recurring goals were to earn more money. country side where we could enjoy a peaceful. What would be in store for me here? My children would be teenagers by then. For some reason. I projected 30 years into the future.personalexcellence. had kids? What was next? I thought my focus could be switched to my family. More money. Personal Excellence – www. What would I be doing? What should I set myself to do? I couldn’t think of anything much. With that in mind. Possibly would have grand kids by then. That was when the whole picture looked different.
It did not matter if I had $1 million. to earn money and be successful. I wouldn’t care if I was CEO of the largest consumer goods company. $5 million. It was also good to have a stash of money to safeguard against rainy days. money stopped to matter anymore. All the money I had spent my life earning and surrounding myself with. I will die someday.co 21 . the situation looked good in the physical life. Another example was in the area of social relationships – such as being filial. such as gaining fame and recognition or acquiring material possessions. Why should we forge strong social bonds and relationships if they are going to disappear when we die? Personal Excellence – www. It was not just with regards to money either. Having money was somewhat an indicator of the quality of life I would lead.personalexcellence. But when I thought about the future – beyond physical existence. lived in a huge 4-storey mansion or owned a Ferrari when I transgress death because all these would be virtually meaningless then. career. For example. where I pictured achieving pinnacle success in them. Each time. Money was clearly important to me at that moment. $100 million. would be nothing more than a fluffy accessory that looked good. A missing bigger context in life When I looking at life beyond the context of death. material possessions. status. 20 years. nice apartment. starting a family and fostering strong relationships with friends. only to totally change when it came to after death. accolades – suddenly lost their significance. such as traveling around the world. luxurious car. and so will the people I forged the relationships with. When the individuals are gone. A relationship is essentially a dyad made up of two individuals. as I pursue other goals. I explored many purposes I have been inculcated with before but they just crumbled when put in the context of the bigger picture of life and death. It would be even more important in 10 years. starting a family or buying a house. everything which I had been inculcated as important – money. I simulated different scenarios in my mind. earned $100 million dollars annually. the relationship itself is lost as well. No matter how much money I visualized myself having. Its impermanence made me realize how hollow of an end goal it actually was. but served no deep meaning. it could not be taken to my afterlife.When I started to project beyond death – beyond the physical world. All the things which I had spent so much time and energy building up stopped mattering beyond physical existence. it made no sense to me that our purpose was to create physical possessions and human connections which would ultimately cease to exist after death. $10 billion dollars – they would all be worthless after death. It also applied to other commonly expounded goals.
I tried to share with them my revelations about the hollowness of the goals we had been pursuing. 20 years? No one really thought about that. it was only when I stopped getting caught in the whole frenzy that I realized how drone-like it was. They were worrying day-in. their job placements. I felt I was all alone in the world and in my thoughts. Everything was bringing more questions. It seems that there is a bigger framework in the background that holds all these together. I tried to trigger them to think further on about our lives. day-out about their results. sending resumes and securing interviews. Nobody so much as thought about their life beyond that. Why are we brought into this world. it made no sense to me that we are part of continual life and death which seemingly has no end to itself. Pursuit to discover my real purpose On hindsight. I started sounding out my friends around me. eating. not answers. I do not deny that there are merits behind those inculcated purposes. It was if they were just sleepwalking through their lives. What kind of life were they looking for after school? What kind of life were they looking for in 5. making Personal Excellence – www. their interviews. It was a kind of loneliness I had never experienced before.personalexcellence. Everyone was too busy studying. the fraction of time people spent contemplating on their purpose is miniscule compared to the time they spend doing other things.co 22 . All this made me realize that there is possibly a much bigger context to life than what people around me were painting. but did not really stop to think about whether that outcome was something they wanted. 10. Their objective of life seemed to have been simplistically narrowed down into 1) getting a good GPA (or CAP by the Singapore system) 2) getting a job offer. Suddenly. there was never any formal education on purpose. but they clearly do not stand by themselves as single purposes. Despite all the time we spend living. Interestingly. They were busying themselves to achieve a certain outcome. there was no emotional resonance behind that. Ironically. if we are to die? Why is new life constantly being created only to end at some point? What is the real objective of life? What is the end point to this cycle? The more I thought about it. While some intellectually understood what I was talking about. that was probably a very adept descriptor of myself. despite all the time we spent at school. Like say. As I observed them on the sideline. studying.In addition. a bigger framework which I was not privy to yet. before I turned inward to think in depth about my future. The purposes I had been pursuing in the past decade of my life seemed to be flawed. everyone was just caught in a race of some sort. the more bizarre and confused I was.
stemming from their real and heartfelt life experiences. One especially noteworthy piece I read was of this winning essay from World Bank. I was running into another dead end. watching tv. The piece which struck me was from this writer whose whole life changed when best friend died in a terrorist bombing.personalexcellence. Reading different sites and materials I also started becoming an avid reader on various consciousness-raising sites. Instead of helping the reader to discover his or her purpose. I would go to the temples whenever I was expected to do so by my parents. Reading books on purpose I tried reading self-help books on purpose. Many of them give half-baked answers without tackling the question at its core. Seeking meaning in religion How about my religion? I was born into Buddhism. Steve Pavlina’s blog and Global Mindshift. going out and sleeping.co 23 . ‘be happy’ or ‘live life to the fullest’) and assume it to be the reader’s purpose as well. It was bizarre and made no rational sense whatsoever. While I had intellectually known there were a lot of mortalities in this world that needed addressing. my parents deemed me as being deviant and would immediately shush me up.money. Their purposes have their own merits. I have no question of doubt that my parents had personal experiences which strengthened their faith but I felt that they are overall unconscious followers. A funny thing I observed was whenever I tried to make any comment or ask any question regarding Buddhism. to read the personal account of someone who had lived through it was totally different. ‘unite with god’. the authors declare what their purpose is (along the lines of ‘serving the highest good of all’. such as Zaadz (now known as Gaia). World Bank winning entries are essentially inspiring essays that detailed the writers’ passion and conviction towards serving various world causes. but I was not looking for them to ‘tell’ me what my purpose was just like everyone else in life. my parents are devoted Buddhists. chatting. But beyond that. I was looking for pointers on how to find it. I did not have any understanding or strong emotional attachment towards Buddhism. Personal Excellence – www. Surely something of such fundamental importance in our lives deserves more attention than anything else! Everyone seemed to be more involved in going through the motions everyday than finding out why they are actually here.
While it is easy to just write off religions and claim that the followers are unconscious or disillusioned.personalexcellence. While the religions come under different names and had different practices/rituals. they are really the same in essence! I started to conclude that there is one single universal truth. Subsequently. selflessness. observed affirmative phenomena arising from positive beliefs. as well as beliefs of all other Personal Excellence – www. my curiosity for the truth started nagging at me. rewritten and modified over the ages by people with their own sets of agendas. I assumed religion was as an outlet for people to seek solace in life. I observed many commonalities and same underlying themes such as existence of a certain larger power we can tap into. I was also not able to reconcile with how all the different religions claims that what it advocates is the single truth. The need for an answer became even stronger when I was trying to figure out the actual purpose of our life. I never paid much attention to them since it was a widely known fact that religious texts have been written. With regards to other religions. compassion. When I compared them. there are way too many people in question for the assumption to stand (for example. avocation of values like love.2 billion people for Christianity (the largest religion)!). I finally realized that everyone in this world with their own sets of faiths and beliefs are all essentially believing in the same thing. with each religion being the product of viewing that truth with individual cultural lens. With that. etc. since it no longer reflected my new understanding of the world. wisdom and courage. I found out that there is an existing movement (New Age) which is in alignment with what I had concluded (New Age is about seeking the universal truth and the attainment of the highest individual human potential) as well as everything I have experienced in life thus far. I kept the topic of religions in the back burner and never thought about it much. I broke away from being a Buddhist. Me being a non-Buddhist does not mean that I do not believe in Buddhist teachings – in fact. versus it being a choice made consciously.co 24 . For a certain religion to survive and withstand the test through the ages. they were born into their religions and adopted it as part of their lives. use of meditation to attain a peace of mind. Most of my friends were like me. how can all the people following a different religion be blind to the truth? Since there were only questions but no answers. we are talking about at least 400 million people for the Buddhism (5th largest religion) and over 2. I remained largely a detached Buddhist. Shouldn’t there should only be one single truth in the world? Which religion represents the real truth? Who is right and who is wrong? If there can only be a religion that is correct. Instead of writing off religions.As I was growing up. I started examining different religions and their beliefs. my revelation made me more closely connected to Buddhist teachings. They are just doing it in a different manner and with a different interpretation. I truly believe there has to be a certain level of truth behind it. Over time though.
anger. you may or may not agree with this – discussion on this will take quite a lengthy article. This is the pure unity of the consciousness of everyone – of every single person in the world. the individual consciousness has to first be at its pinnacle level – probably Enlightenment. I also imagined everyone else doing the same thing. As to whatever happens after – we will probably know when we reach there. I imagined myself evolving to a higher level of consciousness. For us to achieve that state. When we die.) This made me realize that perhaps the reason why we are trapped in the loop of life and death is because everyone is still vibrating at different levels of consciousness. This goes beyond the normal ‘world peace’. apathy. Our consciousness is the state of our awareness and essence of our existence. ultimate point I could fathom from scaling up on the goal is unity of the world. And let’s say we keep developing our consciousness. ‘utopia’ and ‘uniting the world’ proclamations you typically hear.co 25 .religions. Discovering my real purpose While my revelation above on religions shed light on one of my big questions about life. But. that’s when our consciousness can then ultimately merge and become one single whole. consciousness is our soul. can we? There has to be a certain end point to it. we lose our physical bodies. it still did not answer my fundamental question – What is the point of (human) life and my life? I started examining on what would last through time and space. it will also be the single thing that is worth developing in our life time. What is the net outcome of its evolution? We can’t keep growing and growing. The highest. The answer that continuously came up was this – our consciousness. Many are still stuck at lower levels of consciousness such as fear. There has to be a certain tangible result which we are striving for. than when I was a Buddhist. It isn’t enough too – Beyond that. check out Map of Consciousness where I share the 17 different levels of consciousness. Depending on your beliefs. which is outside the scope of this. So if consciousness is the one thing lasts through time and space.personalexcellence. our consciousness remains in this universe and move on to a different plane. We are really all believing in one and the same thing. we have to enable others around us to reach the highest level of consciousness. guilt and grief. (To read more about consciousness. To put it in layman’s term. When everyone attains that. The average consciousness level of the Personal Excellence – www.
which is 8 levels below the highest possible level of Enlightenment. I started to embark on my new purpose. helping other people. single-mindedly driven on this path. there would be a sheer sense of unadulterated joy.co 26 .world now is at Courage. the cycle of life and death can probably then end. The thought of being in action. There is nothing of higher meaning than to be able to pursue this in full fervor and passion. which is actually the vision of Personal Excellence Blog as well) – so we could eventually be united as one whole one day. I live life with such incredible energy and zest. This was when I realized my purpose of life and my life. since we are all united as a single whole. Everyday. help them achieve their highest potential and live their best lives” •“To achieve my highest potential and live consciously and freely in truth. So this was it. This purpose gives me such rich clarity. Whenever I see people living lives that are less than what they are really capable of. It was to reach my highest level of consciousness and to help others do to same (i. their abilities and their worths. because it is fundamental to achieving the end goal of unity of the world. It is like an internal energy reserve that never runs out.personalexcellence. Discussions on helping people. passion. I would be looking to release the mental shackles they place on themselves. Personal Excellence – www. I would be so charged up with trying to wake them from their trance. love and power” A new found meaning and passion in life From then on. pursuing humanitarian causes. I always thought people who proclaimed about uniting the world. To crystallize my purpose into a mission statement: •“To touch others’ lives.e. etc were ambitionless. If all the individuals in the world are to attain our highest level of consciousness one day. passion and satisfaction that swells up inside of me and overflows through my being. committing myself to helping every single person in this world achieve their highest level of consciousness just fuels me to no end. It was quite an ironic realization too: When I was young. And whenever I do that. joy and fulfillment that I cannot imagine living without it. achieve our highest potential. Yet by an interesting twist of fate. giving back and contribution never deeply interested me. I now realize that helping others grow is actually the core reason for my being and my existence.
when I resigned from my job in Oct ’08. I realized there were two key things which enabled me to discover my real purpose. I’m more passionate about it than I was in the past. Whenever I am faced with a dilemma. I continue to live fiercely in alignment with my purpose. the world will unite and we will move on to the next level of existence. it was a very simple and easy decision – my purpose was to help other people discover their purpose and achieve their highest potential. when everyone achieves their highest consciousness. If it is even possible. I personally believe that one day. It may not come in the near future.As simple as these two purpose statements are. 1. But when I look at my purpose. Even when I eventually decided this month to return to corporate work next year. The Media And The World My End of 2009 Reflections My Letter To All Of You Two Most Important Things That Led to My Discovery As I look back. Just look at the increased in global movements and mind shifts that has been taking place in the past decade – it’s undeniable that humanity as a collective has reached a new level of consciousness and maturity. Discovery of Real Purpose <-> Discovery of Self Personal Excellence – www. A recent poll ‘Is Humanity Growing Up’? on the perceived social maturity of humanity points that we are at the adolescence stage right now – no doubt this will come to change in years to come. For example. The journey in these past few years has helped me to realize on many different levels that this is indeed what I want to do. Some could not phantom why I would ever make a decision like this. It has driven me on to do things I would otherwise never have done. but I believe we are definitely starting to reach there. people around me reacted with varying levels of resistance and shock. Note on Apr 2010 – Today.personalexcellence. I wrote about this in my end of 2009 posts: • • • Why I Openly Share My Life With You. And this passion increases with each moment. The career I was in was not in direct alignment with that. almost 4 years after originally discovering my real purpose.co 27 . it was based on a conscious assessment that this is my current best option which will enable me to live my purpose most fruitfully. I look back to my purpose to renew my clarity. they guide me in my everyday actions and decision making.
I have been actively embarking on my personal growth. 2. but I would overcome them in the matter of time with persistence.000 years ago or 10. statuses. be it academic. I would not have found that out. hard work and faith. I learned a real purpose is universal and stands true across the context of time and space. etc are only relevant to our present.personalexcellence. I opened myself to learn and explore. They lose significance when we start seeing life as something that exists beyond our current physical plane. recognition.000 years later. This made me realize my previous purpose to earn money and gain success were not my real purposes. recreational. you can’t discover what you want to set as the meaning of life. financial. I would go all out in everything I did. business. I would set and pursue many goals. it made me realize they were not what I wanted. By knowing myself. material possessions. is really tied to our discovery of ourselves. recognition. what I believe in. Your Purpose Should Be Timeless and Universal Secondly. etc. Say. Time. and our current lifespan. No matter what I was doing. If I had not been actively pursuing them. It is all these experiences which helped me discover who I am. I was then able to discover what I really want to do in life. To relentlessly acquire them as ends in themselves would be the equivalent of just building a candy fort around you – one which would crumble sooner or later. Space. all the money. since they don’t exist outside of this reality. As I started living in line with them. Without first knowing yourself.Firstly. meaning it should hold true whether you are looking at your purpose 10. I metwith different obstacles along the way. If it had been a smooth sailing path. Even the active pursuit of my imposed purposes were lessons in growth. The discovery of our purpose. I wouldn’t have too different of a person today. Personal Excellence – www. etc would no longer matter. Since the early years of my life. material possessions. Things like money. What I want.co 28 . I would set the highest standards for myself. You have to first know yourself to gain answer to your questions in life. I would still be seeing them as the meaning of life. meaning it’s still what you want to do no matter where you exist in the universe. It was these obstacles which were the real growth enablers. physical reality. if I were to die today. I was able to discover my real purpose because I had achieved a certain level of self-awareness . Of course.
we will go discuss in detail on about the 6 important guidelines to consider when identifying your purpose. Posted Feb 21. My now purpose of achieving my highest consciousness and helping others achieve their highest consciousness will never be obsolete.co 29 . unshakable and impervious to anything.personalexcellence. ageless. so it is critical that you define it accurately. Your purpose is going to your motif which will guide you through every act in life. 2010 | Original Article Link Personal Excellence – www. limitless. and thus makes it empowering to live in line with.By viewing life through an entirely different lens – in its own entirety – I was able to identify my purpose which was timeless. In the next part. because at the end of the day we are all consciousness. This makes my purpose one that is permanent.
it is about living your life in a way that you yourself will stand proud against 2. your funeral. Our existence between now and physical death is merely a very small speck in the larger spectrum of life. Short-term. What will you want others to say about you when you die? What is the legacy you want to leave behind? Personally. I do not agree to this method for two reasons: 1. you are tapping into your ego and fear. Ego-based. so it is critical that you define it accurately. By defining our purpose in the context of our physical existence only.Part 5: 6 Things to Consider Before Discovering Your Purpose This is part 5 of a 7-part series on how to discover your real purpose in life..co 30 . Photo by CarbonNYC How should my purpose be like? Your purpose is what is going to guide you through every act in life. A purpose is not about the leaving a legacy or making others remember you positively. Several self-help authors and writers recommend discovering your purpose by imagining you are at your eulogy – i. By anchoring yourself on others’ perceptions of you.personalexcellence. Here are a list of guiding principles on how your purpose should be like: Personal Excellence – www.e. we are not living out our life in the fullest entirety possible.
Visionary vs.. your physical life span) or space (e. What do you absolutely relish doing? Your purpose should accurately reflect your passion. Resonates with who you are. time and space.co 31 . For starters. your core being and values. Ask yourself: “If I have to do something for the rest of my life. not other peoples’ purpose. It’s a message and not a medium. it allowed me to accelerate the discovery of the purpose that has real meaning for me. Limitless in entity. a particular geographical location) makes your purpose one dimensional. If you can live forever. It should inspire. time (e. physical or mental constraints in your life currently. job. energize and stir up the essence of your soul! Forget social. your desires. Instead of defining within your physical life span. What will you do if you will definitely succeed? “To be Personal Excellence – www. as I have shared in my personal story previously. ladder it up to spirituality. look at the entire universe and galaxy.personalexcellence. (b) time and (c) space.g. nation. Attempting to hinge your purpose on a particular entity (e.. and if you’re not bounded bygeography. 2. what would I want to do?” This is something true to yourself – it is your purpose.1. recognize that you are living at a point in the 13. look towards the entire existence of life. Instead of a specific location. without getting paid a single cent. This requires that you to have reached a sufficient level of self-awareness.g. By using this principle. You can be more specific in laying boundaries when you plan goalsbased on your purpose. Instead of a specific religion. Instead of orienting your purpose around your family. such as relationships. uninspiring. try to ladder it up to a higher order group.7 billion life span of our current universe (which is also one of the many universes out there) and you are one of the 6. Think big. etc). Anchor it on ageless principles.g. 3. Make it an overarching theme that spans across (a) entity.7 billion lives to walk earth right now. This is your guide to achieving your best possible life and highest potential beyond your imaginations.. partner. your family. what would you want your purpose to be in the context of the entire universe? What will really be of meaning to you in this scenario? Money and conferred statuses do not withstand this test because they are impermanent things that do not matter in the larger span of human existence (time).
as we have discussed in the previous article ‘Why Earning Money Is Not Your Real Purpose (And How To Know What Is)‘. It should not require affirmation from the outside world. 2008 | Original Article Link Personal Excellence – www. which is love. Goals are the milestones or destinations. such as physical possessions. You can consciously make yourself happy now if you choose to. What does it mean to live life to the fullest? It does not say anything – purposes should be inherently fulfilling! Your purpose should be the identification of what specifically you feel you should do in order to live life to the fullest. To truly empower your existence. status titles. Antarctica is a destination. end state. Your purpose should that emanates from within. 4. 6. ‘to be successful in endeavours’ or ‘acquire social status’ are fear-based and rooted in externalities. Likewise. Specific vs. like an inner state of being. becoming a teacher. Refer to the article for more information. Educating and growing people is a purpose. Rooted in love vs. North is a direction. your purpose is the direction to travel in. president or singer are goals. Purposes like ‘to become wealthy’. your purpose should be liberating to your existence and aligned with the highest order emotion. without doing anything. Your purpose should be something that requires concrete action on your part to fulfill. Avoid wrongly defining end states as your purpose.personalexcellence. fear. Direction vs. “To live life to the fullest everyday” or “Carpe diem” is self-looping. What are things in life which give you the greatest gratification and meaning when you do them? 5. we are now ready to finally move on to the next chapter on discovering your purpose! Posted Dec 21. With the key principles of defining your purpose in place. vague.happy” is a half-baked purpose because it hinges on subjective emotional states as the determinant.co 32 .
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it is from consciously taking time out to think about my life purpose that I live with clarity today.Part 6: Discover Your Purpose in the Next 30 Minutes This is part 6 of a 7-part series on how to discover your real purpose in life. with no distractions. Image © pdeee454 Exercise #1: Consult Your Inner Self The exercise to discover your purpose is really simple. I’ll be sharing how you can do this exercise in this article. before you start. If you have time to surf/chat/watch TV/do random activities. Out of these exercises. Set aside at least 30 minutes. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. you will have time for this. Seriously.co 34 . If you feel that you are too busy to spare even 30 minutes. and can be summarized in 4 easy steps. consider that 30 minutes is a minuscule investment for an output that will turn your whole life around.” Rumi “Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it. Personal Excellence – www. Cut the time out from there and do this activity.personalexcellence.” Brian Tracy There have been many exercises out there to discover your life purpose. I found the exercise recommended by Steve Pavlina to be the most helpful.
It’s matter of talking to him/her directly and getting the answer from him/her. That’s it. Filtering will affect the progress. Most participants face difficulty because they think that the first few answers must be the right one. a long sentence. Through this exercise. 2. it is the final answer you reach at the end of the exercise that is your real purpose. Keep doing it until you finally reach the answer that makes you cry. Write all thoughts that pop in. write these down and keep going. repeated or seems irrelevant. Do this when you’re by yourself. which is what we’ll be doing with this journaling exercise. including miscellaneous ones. nothing gimmicky. you have to first get out all the irrelevant answers / thoughts. Don’t filter. 10 Tips To Help You Get Your Answer I’ve received many questions on this exercise. but it can’t be further than the truth. The point is not to let your logical mind interfere and filter out anything. Some get mind blocks.personalexcellence. it’s about getting them out first so you can then get to the deeper answers which come from your soul 2. Answer the question: “What is my life purpose?” 3. It also does not matter if your thought is a short phrase. continue asking that same question. 4. What you type here is not important. Personal Excellence – www.1. Equip yourself with a pen/paper or word processor. These answers actually don’t matter. Write whatever comes to mind. If you were expecting something lengthy and complicated. and we have since lived our life on purpose. For every thought that pops in. Do not overthink. Some readers face difficulties. Some don’t get anywhere.co 35 . Even if you come up with answers like ‘I want to just do nothing’ or ‘I want to laze away and sleep’. Discovering your life purpose isn’t a mystery because your inner self has the answer all along. Here are 10 tips: 1. In order to get to the final answer. I discovered my purpose and so have many of my 1-1 clients and readers. Just write down everything that comes to mind. there really isn’t any. fears or resistances when doing it. Nothing fancy. All of them.
4. When you write. Half-way through. It can take as short as 30 minutes. Eventually you reach the right place. say. Use different sittings if need be. If no thoughts are coming to mind. then write “nothing”. media and environmental conditioning that are accumulated in your mind over the course of your life. Keep going till you hit the point of resonance. 5. This final answer is what you are looking for – not the ones in between. you might get the nagging feeling to stop and do something else. If you feel tired mid-point and you can’t continue.3. Just refine it further until you feel everything about it is right. ‘exercising’. 7. just write those doubts/fears down. Press on. again write them down and repeat the question. you’ll know – you’ll be at a point where you keep crying and you can’t stop. again repeat the question you chose. to as long as 2 hours if need be. Write your doubts. take a break and do it later. congratulations – You have defined your mission statement :D. Just keep typing and get the answers flowing until you get there. Eventually something new will come up. Get down to the root message behind that. Soon something new will come up. Some readers have told me that doubts/fears come up as they do the exercise. If you are thinking “I don’t know”. What is it that dancing allows you to achieve that makes you love it so much? Is it because it lets you grow and become a better self? Is it because it lets you utilize your creativity? Is it because it lets you become in unison with your body and soul? 8. Get to the core. Or maybe your mind is drawing up in a blank. Then. dancing. Keep moving in the direction of emotions. you will find that your answers start off as imposed purposes. you will have answers here and there that resonate. (next step) 9. Get past the socially conditioned flakes. If so. ask yourself “What is my purpose?” If there are doubts that emerge. Just write down them anyway because it helps to get them out of the way. 10. It’s about the final answer. Nothingness is just a mid-point. Don’t be frustrated if you’re not Personal Excellence – www. You might get to certain activities you are extremely passionate about. Or maybe you feel tired. You might write activities and tasks. Get to the answer that evokes your strongest emotions and resonates with the depth of your soul. If you have not experienced any clarity on your purpose in life before. then write “I don’t know”. this means you’re getting somewhere. because you’ve touched the core and there is no doubt at all that this is what you want to do.co 36 . These are the flakes of social. When you reach emotional resonance.That’ll be the answer where you hit resonance. Resistance means you’re getting somewhere.personalexcellence. The answers in the middle don’t matter at all actually. such as ‘watching television’. If you’re thinking nothing. 6. ‘hanging out with friends’. Your liberating purposes will soon start popping in.
You’ll feel a strong burst of emotional energy that overwhelms you. My Experience When I did this exercise 2 years ago to discover my purpose. it’s most probably not the deepest answer you can get it. humbled. so it helped facilitate the exercise. the same thing happened. I felt extremely touched.co 37 . becoming successful. And then when I did it after a few days (just to verify that it’s the right one).personalexcellence. I cried too when I got to my answer doing the exercise back in 2006. etc. Some of you might take longer or shorter. Keep doing it at several times of the day or every day and eventually you will find the answer. Possible Results You Get Here are some possible outcomes from this exercise: Personal Excellence – www. Dig further. The first signs of my purpose started popping at #20 and I finally arrived at a full answer that fully resonated with me at #80. it’ll come up again. I was doing a lot of introspection on my life and flushing out mental waste for the few days before I did the exercise. Many readers burst out crying. some have tears streaming down their face. When you get to the answer. you’ll know. If it’s truly the answer. this exercise will help you uncover the answer. and grateful when I received the answer. It’s that powerful. They started to disappear as I progressed through the exercise. do it at separate sittings. some were so happy that they were crying. becoming slim and pretty.getting anywhere. laughing and grinning all at the same time. For me. my first set of answers were social-conditioning junk. Separately. without attaching yourself with this answer. If you don’t know whether it’s the answer or not. like earning money. It’s there inside you waiting to be uncovered. Q: How would I know if I got the answer? See #9 above.
You might not get any answer that connects at all When you reach #1. try looking towards the world on the outside – what have you not explored or seen? Go wild and open yourself to the widest latitude of contexts possible.) 2. you’ll know. it was the active pursuit of growth and exposure to different contextual stimulants that allowed me to eventually realize what I truly want to do in life. If you were unable to generate something tangible from looking within yourself. then continue on with the exercise. All these answers are the water we are scooping out in order to get the resonating answer at the end. They felt so emotional that tears were just streaming. Take a break and try this exercise tomorrow when you are fresh. If it’s #3 and #4. Follow the instructions above and keep probing and questioning beyond what the answers you are getting. Your answer is a “pop” or an “a-ha!” and connects on some level 3. proceed on to the next step. you have not gotten the real answer yet. you might be so overwhelmed emotionally that you cry. If you got #2. What does this mean?” 4. Personal Excellence – www. Your mind is like an ocean. For some. As I have shared in my personal life story on how I came to discover my purpose.co 38 . and the answer lies at the depth at the ocean. Note that whether you get to #1 depends on the following: a) Your breadth and depth of life experiences up till this point The more contexts you have been exposed.1. The answer truly connects with your heart and soul. You might get an answer that’s like “uhhh… okay. There are layers deeper that can still be uncovered. the more likely you would have come into contact with what really stirs up your soul on the inside.personalexcellence. For some they were both so ecstatic and touched that they were crying and laughing/smiling/grinning at the same time. many readers subsequently told me the same thing. If so. (I did.
Continuously challenge social constructs and beliefs 3. Here are some ways to increase your consciousness: 1.personalexcellence. the process of trial and error will eventually lead you to your real purpose which clicks within you. the higher the chance of finding what really sets you off on the inside.The more situations you expose yourself to. This is extremely important because it sets the stage for defining your purpose. If you have a warped understanding of reality. Adopt a world view of your life (both time and space) 2. Meditation and Brain Dumping Exercise helps as well Image © Personal Excellence – www.co 39 . where you have a higher perspective of what’s going on. By properly understanding the landscape of the entire universe you are in. This is the same as the concept of heuristics – it refers to the process of continuously searching to find the optimal solution to a problem. you will have a warped purpose. It’s like getting a bird eye view of a maze. you will be able to more accurately identify your purpose and build it on an unshakable foundation. In a matter of time. Drilling into root cause vs. Read Map of Consciousness for more about consciousness and the 17 different levels. dealing with effects in life 4. b) Your consciousness level The level of your consciousness is represented by your knowingness of yourself and the world.
Seriously. do it in a different time when you’re more refreshed.5. So actually. I have never had any client with the same purpose statement as another. You might have heard about companies having mission statements. Bookmark this article. [ Read my 2009 classic: You are the CEO of your life ] There are no hard and fast rules on how to do this. Q: What if I don’t get the answer? It’s impossible to think that you’re not getting an answer because whatever answers you get from the exercise is already a progress vs.co 40 . continue on from that state. It is what matters to you. “To do the right things right”. but below are some good pointers: Personal Excellence – www. Some of their purposes are: “To love myself and others unconditionally”. then the next. you’re taking steps forward the whole time and it’s matter of continuing forward. remember that there is no right or wrong answer. The final answer is inside you all along. then in the next sitting. It’s really only a matter of time before you uncover it. just applied to our life. “To live my best life via being persistent and taking continuous actions on my goals”. Re-read what’s been written in the steps and follow the 10 tips closely. now it’s about tidying/crafting it into a proper mission statement. If you have Personal Excellence Book. so it’s usually just a few lines long. and it’s really the same thing. and then it’ll lead you to somewhere. Note down what are your last trend of answers in each sitting. This article will also help: How To Know What You Want To Do In Life Exercise #2: Refine Your Statement Now that you have gotten the answer to your life purpose. there is only the answer which is the most true for you. etc. don’t worry. it’s not going to run away.personalexcellence. Soon you’ll get to the next level. A mission statement is a statement that states your objective of life. All of you are unique individuals and thus your purpose will be totally unique to you. there is a bonus article inside on 15 Ways to Increase Your Consciousness which you can check out At the end of the day. if you didn’t do it at all. “To be my best and touch others’ hearts”. To date. It’s meant to be concise and to the point. If you’re feeling tired from the exercise.
2. such as “To live to my highest potential and be the best I can be”.Direction.Charge you up into action. It should be framed as an action. 3. If you have several lines. Your purpose is trigger you into action continuously. not destination. To live consciously and freely in truth. Many of you in 30DLBL program shared long statements of over 3 lines. “To bring love and joy to everyone in the world”. My Life Purpose After doing the writing exercise with my subconsciousness and consciously evaluating my purpose.1.Use words that resonate. the more aligned the statement is with what you want. and while they convey strong power. How do you feel when you see your statement? Do you feel inspired? Do you feel nothing? Slightly energized? Or do you feel all charged up and ready to burst into action? Your mission statement should make you come alive when you see it. Your final statement should be about 2-3 lines.Action-form. 4. love and power.Meaningful & to the point – 2-3 lines.” Personal Excellence – www. Just like how you can never ever reach north. Your purpose should be long enough such that it means something to you and concise enough so it’s easy for you to remember. that’s great – work from there and pick out the key essence of what you are conveying with them. etc.” 2) “To reach my highest level of consciousness: To achieve my highest potential and live my best life. enable them to achieve their highest potential and live their best life. The stronger you feel. you want to make sure your mission statement is sharp and concise (2-3 lines) so you can immediately remember them no matter where you are. your statement should be an action which is an ongoing journey. 5. I arrived at my purpose below (which I have mentioned in my article on my personal story). The purpose is two-fold: 1) “To unite the world as one single consciousness: To touch others’ lives.co 41 .personalexcellence. All the words used in your life purpose statement should resonate with you.
Make sure to review your purpose statement periodically (e. In the last part of this series. then yearly) to ensure that it resonates with who you are.co 42 . Posted Dec 19. followed by 6 months. your perceptions of life’s meaning will change too.personalexcellence. we will discuss on how to reconcile your current life with your new purpose. Now that you have discovered your new found purpose in life.Please do share with me your experience and the output you generate from this exercise – I would love to read about it. After Defining Your Purpose The most important thing to realize is even after defining your life mission statement. It is possible that you have undergone changes or obtained new revelations in your world beliefs which makes your purpose irrelevant to you. it will change in the future. it’s time to integrate it in your life.. Just like you evolve as a person throughout the journey. every 3 months at the beginning. This is just like how companies need to regularly review their mission statement to ensure that it has not been made obsolete.g. 2009 | Original Article Link Personal Excellence – www.
Perhaps you have a goal to advocate for animal rights. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. They Personal Excellence – www. some unfinished business. At this point. Image © emdot Instead of feeling liberated with your purpose.” . “For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin–real life. time still to be served. Then life would begin. This is a very important step as goals ensure you are getting the best out of your defined purpose and your accountability to your own purpose. your current life may be entirely at odds with your purpose-derived goals. it does not just end here! This is when life truly begins . you are seemingly bound by your circumstances. some people may start subscribing to a ‘Ignorance is Bliss’ belief. The next step is to define your life goals laddered down from the purpose. but you are working in an industry which manufactures animalderived products. Even though you have found your real passion. the paradox of your situation may leave you feeling disjointed and dejected. But there was always some obstacle in the way.Howland. is discussed in Part 3: Establish in the 7-part Goal Achievement series.personalexcellence.Last Part: Living in Alignment with Your Purpose This is last part of a 7-part series on how to discover your real purpose in life. Maybe you desire to create wealth abundance for everyone but you are in the line of debt collection. Bette Now that you have discovered your purpose. Managing disparity in your current life with your purpose Depending on how consciously you have been living your life before discovering your purpose. a debt to be paid. something to be gotten through first.co 43 .
within your abilities.ignoring what your true worth is. within your situational contexts. If your goals can be so easily achieved. are a product of your thoughts. at best. In financial terms. from your job. it will collapse and you will be left to pick up with the shambles. it is all a matter of time and effort before they start shedding away and become replaced with new creations which accurately reflect the new you. Personal Excellence – www. Just as you have created everything around you in the past. believing that they are better off blinding themselves to the truth of what their true passion is compared to the alternate scenario where they have full awareness of that passion but are not able to realize it. Would you rather learn to deal with the truth now than be forced to do so later on? Just because there are great odds against achieving your purpose-driven goal does not mean it is impossible. you areliving a life of denial.start to block off their purpose. They represent who you used to be. Do what you can. The best things in life come with perseverance and effort. Transitioning to your purpose There may be huge gaps between where you stand currently and your goals. Over time. the greater the reward. in the most effective way possible. you are ignoring the real you inside. Detach yourself from them. Identify commonalities between the two points which can help to facilitate the move. Build mini-steps that you can undertake every day. your friends. That is totally okay – nobody said that you have to jump and be at your end goal point immediately. You may obtain happiness from denying the truth. The truth will continue to blowing like a wind storm against the weak flimsy layer of denial – in time. but not who you are right now. Maybe you are not able to immediately make a living with goal. fearless lion you are meant to be. decisions and actions from the past. the greater the stakes involved. In choosing the path of ignorance. you are living the life of a timid mouse rather than being the bold. In choosing to be ignorant. but it is merely a temporal concealment. start off by building the bridge to link your current position and your desired end point. You start becoming subjected to mental fears and saddling in the false security created by superficial possessions. you can also remove them away and create new structures in your life to reflect the new you. ignoring that better life you can be leading. what is the point behind having those goals then? Recognize that your current life right now has been built by yourself in the past. After all.personalexcellence. Nothing in this reality permanent. Maybe you do not have the skillsets required in the goals you are looking to pursue. your relationships. No matter where you are. if you have not been aware of your purpose before. This belief is a fallacy. why is there any reason to expect that you are miraculously living it out right now? All the physical creations. No matter how dense the physical creation may seem to be.co 44 . Notice the root word of ignorance is ignore.
because that is not logical. Remind yourself of your goal by placing relevant imagery and stimulants prominently in your work desk and your room. How I transitioned to my real purpose When I first discovered my life purpose to help people in 2006. I contemplated and realized that being in the job puts me I was in a better position to help people – Personal Excellence – www. People start paying you to play at various events. While your end goal seems like a castle right up in the air. to your best of abilities. To me. whereas the industry I was going to work in was rooted in consumerism. All of a sudden. For example. Life is about living in alignment with your purpose every single day. start by identifying the gaps that stand between where you are and where you want to be.co 45 . Perhaps you do not know how to play the piano. Start making your own compositions and sharing with people around you. People start associating you as a musician. Read books by pianists and their experiences in forming their careers. becoming a full-time pianist does not seem such an unreachable goal after all. Start taking up piano lessons after office-hours. Even at your workplace. Instead of taking drastic actions to change my job. While these two states may starkly contrast each other at first sight. start playing (pro bono or otherwise) in lounges and bars. I had just graduated and was about to start working in a marketing company. Join the community of musicians in your local area. you will find that you have shed majority of the old life you have built around. I felt disjointed inside. you would have taken enough baby steps to your goal such that there is just a final step needed to reach your final goal. It was conflicting for me because my passion was in development of people. consumerism perpetuates a detrimental phenomenon in the society. Maybe being a pianist is not a realistic job to make a living. Listen to music from your favorite pianists when you have the chance. Showcase your skills by playing in front of your friends and in parties. because there is no better way you can do it. say your purpose is to touch people’s lives and inspire them. Look up related resources on music and pianos.Because life is not about reaching and attaining that end point. it is up to you to build the ladders up to the castle so you can reach it. Your passion lies in music and your goal is to become a full-time pianist. In time to come. you can be true to your purpose via other ways other than music.The most important thing is to live to your purpose every day to your best ability within your constraints. you are currently working as an IT programmer. However. By this time.personalexcellence. Develop your strategy and action plan. When you are good enough. Don’t expect to quit your IT job and become a successful pianist immediately.
After two years of learning and growing. I was constantly asking for more projects and responsibilities from my managers.simply because it allows me to first grow through learning the best-in-class practices in a multi-national corporation. over work deadlines. At the same time. while continuing to offer a listening ear and advice to all other friends. I took a break from corporate life so I could reassess my life and plan my next steps ahead in accordance with my purpose. reaching that end goal does not have a big significance to me because I am perfectly happy living my purpose as it is. today. take pride in knowing you are living your life in the best manner possible – Nothing can shake you away with that knowledge. helping people in issue resolution and capability building is always my priority. I focused all my efforts on accelerating my growth curve to the maximum.personalexcellence. 2008 | Original Article Link Related Articles: • How To Know What You Want To Do In Life • 30DLBL Day 4 – Create Your Mission Statement • Write A Letter To Your Future Self Personal Excellence – www. but living in the now. As long as you are doing that. I took both formal and informal training very seriously in the company. I started to form official mentor-mentee coaching relationships with a couple of my friends to bring the best out of their lives. while performing to the best of my abilities on the things I was given. I always made it a point to understand my teammates as individuals and friends rather than colleagues. within your abilities and within your situational contexts. After I started working. And in line with living to my purpose of helping people grow. I live my purpose to my best abilities. Posted Dec 23. If I were to die now. I decided to start this blog to reach out to other people online. As you start pursuing your purpose. I would read up on personal development during my recreation to better myself.co 46 . I learnt that it is not about reaching the end. I can do so with absolutely no regrets because there is no better way I could have been living my life right now. remember that it is about living in alignment with it as best as possible. which allowed me to build very meaningful relationships with them. Every day. While it is a matter of time before I become a full-fledged life coach.
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