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How to Follow Your Life’s Purpose

Updated: Aug 27

Have you narrowed down what you want to do? Do you think you know what your life’s purpose is? Then, you must be wondering how you are going to start following through with it.



For many of us, this is going to be challenging. Pursuing #yourpurpose may require you to make some major #changes in your life, learn #newskills, and get way outside of your comfort zone.

Keep reading to learn more about what you can be doing to make your #dream a reality.

Make a Plan

This is the first step to making it real. When you make a #plan, you’ll understand what challenges are ahead of you and what you should prepare for. You should set daily, weekly, and yearly #goals to keep you on track and focused on what you need to be doing.

As you accomplish these goals, you can keep track of your progress, letting it feed your #inspiration and willingness to do more. Without a plan, it can seem like you’re standing still. If your journey is long, then making a plan and mapping out your progress is a must.

Be Flexible

Not everything is going to go your way the first time around, but you shouldn’t let it stop you from following your purpose. You need to have a #backupplan for your backup plan.

When new #challenges come up, and they will, you need to be able to adapt and prepare to take it head on. If your #purpose is on a completely different path from what you are doing now, then there will definitely be things you didn’t expect.

Remember, what doesn’t bend breaks.


Commit

Committing can be saying it out loud, writing it down, or finally changing your path. If your purpose is to become an architect for example, then enrolling in school would be a commitment.

Building momentum can be challenging but once you start moving, it’s easier to keep it moving. Take the #firststep to following your purpose even if it’s a big one.

If you can’t take a #bigstep, then start small. Using the architect example, a small step could be reaching out to someone who is already in the field.

A true #commitment is something you do that if you were to turn back on, you would have something to lose. When something is on the line, you will be far more motivated than you were when you stayed in your comfort zone and that much closer to following your purpose.

Hold yourself accountable

For most people, this can be the most challenging step. If you’ve known you were on the wrong path for some time and had an idea of what you can be doing better, then you should ask yourself why you were so comfortable.

Did you tell yourself it was okay not to follow through with your purpose? Maybe, you told yourself it’s too late or those kinds of #dreams were meant for others. These are just ways to get out of holding yourself accountable.

#Takeresponsibility for your life and your decisions. If things aren’t going the way you want them, then you need to stop looking for excuses and outside factors preventing you from following through. When you truly want something and are willing to #sacrifice for it, then your mind won’t be busy thinking of excuses, it will be busy thinking of solutions.

You can also find a #mentor or a #lifecoach to hold you accountable. This is a really helpful way of reminding you to #stayontrack and benefiting from outside support. But you need to be 100% honest with them if you go this route. Don’t undersell what you are trying to do or how much you want to do it.


"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, and go to the grave with the song still in them.” - Henry David Thoreau

Don’t go to the grave with the song still in you. If you already know what you should be doing, then you are that much further living your best life.

It would be a disservice to yourself and the rest of humanity to abandon what you were meant to do, and what you could do best for the world. #Bebrave.


By now, you should have a better image of your dream and your future. You should also have ideas on how you must proceed in order to achieve your purpose. Still need some guidance or direction? I may be able to help you focus and be on the right track. Reach out to me here.

About the Author

I am a speaker, goal digger, award-winning mentor, and life coach who equips and inspires women to passionately, proactively, and purposefully chart their path, chase their dreams, and achieve their goals with clarity and confidence. Like what you’ve read? Subscribe for more inspiration and tips for success, and connect with me on social media.

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