How to Find Your Purpose

art of encore living personal development purpose Apr 16, 2022

Why is purpose (AKA “the difference only you can make”) so elusive? A big part of the challenge is the misconceptions about where purpose resides.

Maybe you’ve been told that your purpose is “out there,” and you need to go find it. Or perhaps you were told it’s “inside,” and you need to excavate it?

Here’s the thing. Purpose isn’t a destination to be discovered or an asset to be mined. Purpose is a process. If you want to cultivate purpose, define an endeavor to do on purpose. Engage in that work for a purpose and with purpose.

Finally, do that thing with and for people you care about.

Here’s an overview of the 3-step approach we use at Creative on Purpose to help people like you define the difference only you can make so you can stop feeling lost, overwhelmed, and empty and start thriving in an endeavor that matters.

  1. The first step is to identify who you really are. What are your core values? What’s your vision of a world worth working toward? What are your guiding principles? 
  2. The second step is to define what you’re good at. What are the hard skills you learned in school and on the job that lights you up? And what are the soft, human skills of connection, communication, collaboration, and creativity you’ve been honing ever since you exited the womb?
  3. The third and final step is to determine where you belong. Where is that? You belong with people who share your values and need your talents to enhance their lives.

What happens if you take a few minutes to dial in who you really are, what you’re really good at, and where you really belong? 
How might that change everything?

Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose

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