This is a post about finding it and getting there. I mean discovering your purpose and actually living the life you were created for.  In fact, I started this blog because I wanted to document my own blooming process and create a community of people interested in discovering and becoming themselves.

So, the following steps are simple and would help you figure out what you are meant to be doing with your life.

1. Follow Your Energy: 

Chase the things that make you happy. Or satisfied. Or hopeful. For me, it’s not even one thing and that’s OK.  Whenever I am reading a really good book,  working out, and volunteering, I feel like I’m doing something important. And that’s what your purpose should feel like.  It should make you feel good.

For most of us, the challenge is finding a way to earn a living from the things that bring us joy. Before we figure out how to even do that, we must, first of all, accept ourselves and the things we are called to do. Nothing is insignificant.

Start by noting down your hobbies. Forget about whether you could even make a dime from them. Just take ownership of whatever they are.


2. Move, Evaluate, Move.

Now that you’ve figured out what you love to do, what next? Nothing really. Your real job in life is to tend to your calling and continue to nurture it till you die. It’s a gift that keeps on giving and evolving. So start where you are. Have a vision for what you would like to achieve with your gifts and start working. You also need to evaluate your progress frequently, learn from others and learn from your mistakes. There’s a Japanese concept called Ikigai that helps you find a balance between your passion and what people need. I will blog about this concept soon.

3. Know What You Don’t Want and Why?

Sometimes knowing what you don’t want to do, is the way to go. You’ve got to try things out. I started my career in community pharmacy practice and even though I loved talking to customers, I felt I could do more with my life. So I took a job in Pharmaceutical sales but I lasted only 8 months. The job was good (good salary and a nice car) but I didn’t like it. It wasn’t for me. So I switched again to regulatory affairs and I have been working the same line of job ever since.


4. Find Purpose Everywhere You Are.

There’s a reason for everything. Life is all connected. Once you have the mindset that nothing ever happens by chance, life actually starts to unfold. Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. Also, be kind to people because they will impact your journey.

Lastly, I’ll advise you to think about safety even as you embark on your life’s Adventure. Get a job that keeps the light on. Or stay at your OK job until you’ve started earning enough to quit.