PPI #176: Can’t Find Your Purpose In Life, Watch This!Aug 20, 2021
Can’t Find Your Purpose In Life? Watch This! // If you are thinking to yourself, “How do I find my purpose?” or “I wonder what to do with my life,” then this video is for you. Peak performance expert and coach, Eric Partaker, helps you find your true purpose and passion by explaining simple self development steps you can take to build a strong mind, find your inspiration, and finally start living a life of meaning and fulfilment.
Turn Your Wounds Into Wisdom - To find your purpose in life, think about where in your life have you experienced pain? Where in your life have you experienced insecurities? How could you use that as your source or purpose?
If You’ve Got Talent, Use It! - Where do you find your strengths? Where are your talents, and how could you weave them together in a purpose that would serve not just you, but also those around you?
Who Do You Admire? - What is it that they are doing? What is it that you admire about them? Use them as inspiration for how you want to live your life and become the best version of yourself.
Good Feedback Is The Key To Improvement - Listen to feedback, listen to what others say about your strengths or weaknesses. Listen to what others say about where you get your energy from, and what you get excited about? Use that as ammunition to propel you to the next level.
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Eric Partaker: Today, I'm going to share with you some practical tips that you can use to help find your purpose.
Hi, my name is Eric Partaker and I've been recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in the country, and I'm also the author of two best-selling books, including The Three Alarms. So one of the first ways in which you can find your purpose is to actually focus on your pain. Where have you had pain in life? Where have you experienced hardship? Now, I'll give you an example with myself. So the first half of my career, I was the ultimate procrastinator. I wasn't very decisive. I wasn't as strong of a leader as I could have been. I was very inconsistent when it came to my health and when it came to showing up as confidently and as responsibly as I could at home, and all of this was a source of pain for me in the end.
It didn't create a good existence for me or for the people around me, but it's been so important and formative for where I am now today, because I can look back at those pain points. I can look back at those things that weren't going so well. And I have now transformed those areas of my life into something much more positive. I also, now am very inspired and motivated to help other people do the exact same thing to improve themselves professionally, to improve themselves personally, to transform from being a procrastinator to a producer. But all of this was only possible because of having been kind of in those trenches, painful trenches of despair at sometimes, of frustration at some time, disappointment. And that pain became actually the source of my purpose.
So think, right now think, where in your life have you experienced pain? Where in your life have you experienced insecurities? How could you use that perhaps as your source of purpose? How could you use that perhaps as the thing that you'll focus on to help others overcome, in the same way that you have overcome?
Number two, we got to recognize our strengths and talents. So we all have strengths, we all have talents. And you may be sitting there thinking, "Well, actually, I'm not sure I have strengths." Of course, you do. Of course, you have talents as well. Just think back, think back to some of the things maybe that you loved doing as a child, or some of the things that you seem to do without much thought or effort and others will often comment, "Wow, you're really good at that particular thing." And whatever that may be, that right there is a source of input to help you identify your purpose, your purpose in work, your purpose in life.
One of the things that I've picked up over the years is a strength for speaking, is strength for interacting with others from either a stage of view, or in front of a small group of people, on camera in production of a video. And because I recognize this as a strength, I continue to invest in it. I continue to say yes to opportunities that allowed me to exercise these talents. And as I became better and better and better and more comfortable with speaking, more and more opportunities opened up and it started to tie into my purpose very strongly. My purpose in life is to help people break free from the 98%, to help people... Sorry. No. My purpose in life is to help people reach their full potential, to help people become all that they're capable of being, to help people close the gap between their current self and their best self, to close that gap and realize their fullest capabilities, in all walks of life, professionally and personally. By tapping into that strength or that comfort of speaking with others, it's allowed me to fulfill that purpose more deeply.
So where do you find your strengths? Where are your talents, and how could you focus on those strengths or talents and weave them together in a purpose that would serve not just you, but also those around you? Another fun way to help determine your purpose is to imagine your best self, your most confident self, you in your dream life. And to ask yourself, "Well, what do you see? What's going on? What are you doing? How are you spending your time? And if money were no object at all, and it wasn't even required, what would you be using your time towards? What would you be doing? What would your dream life look like?" And whatever comes to mind there, these are great little clues. These are things that are perhaps in and of themselves, your purpose or things that could help inform what your purpose is in life.
This is another fun one too. Look to the people that you admire. We all have role models. Sometimes they're famous people, sometimes they're just our family members, or friends, or people that we've interacted with for just brief moments in our lives, or for extended periods. But who are the people that you admire? What is it that they're doing? What is it that you actually admire about them? Those once again, are clues for your purpose, because whatever you admire in others could be a clue for what you would like to see and admire in yourself. So take a moment and reflect who are the people that you admire? Why do you admire them, and where in there could be candidates or clues for your purpose?
Next up is listening. We need to listen to those around us, listen to feedback, listen to what others say about our strengths, our weaknesses, listen to what others say about the things that they witness that we get energy from and get excited about. And we can actually ask people for their feedback as well, like, "What do you think I would be good at? What do you recognize in me that you think is unique and different? What do you think that I could uniquely contribute to the world?" But if we listen for feedback and if we ask for that feedback, you'll be surprised how many little clues, once again, you get for what your purpose could be.
And last but not least, if you could not fail, if failure was impossible and you had the freedom to do anything at all that you wanted without risk of failure in any form, what would you choose to do? What comes to mind? And whatever emerges is, once again, a great candidate for your potential purpose in life.
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