There are a lot of misconceptions regarding what one’s life’s purpose is. That misinformation causes many people to unnecessarily tie themselves up in knots while attempting to figure out what they’re supposed to be doing here.
I’ve listed some common misconceptions regarding the objective of this website in the hopes of clearing them up for you.
1. Not everyone has a clear sense of what they want to do with their lives.
We are all born with a specific purpose in mind. A sense of purpose is something that emerges from within. It’s what you’re passionate about.
You can rest assured that you’ve arrived for a reason. Simply reading this and considering your life’s purpose is evidence that you have a purpose!
2. Some goals are more important and more beneficial than others.
These people have a greater effect than others.
It is never a good idea to compare two things. We are all unique individuals who have come into this world with our own set of desires, abilities, interests, and intentions, all of which are unique to us.
Your goal is entirely up to you. It is not required to be a major influencer or to establish massive foundations in order to achieve your goals. That may be the road for some, but it is not for the majority of people.
And you have no way of knowing how much of an influence you’ve had!
For example, I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a lower primary Montessori teacher, but I had no idea at the time how much I had influenced some of my pupils’ lives.
After I retired from teaching, I began hearing from several of my former pupils who were now in their twenties and thirties. They informed me that their time in my class had fostered in them a lifelong love of learning and had prepared them well for everything that was ahead of them when they graduated from my course.
Their Montessori days were remembered with warmth and admiration by both of them. My realization was that even if only a few people’s lives had been enriched, it was meaningful.
3. To achieve your life’s mission, you will have to work hard and make sacrifices.
In actuality, the inverse is the case. When you’re doing something you enjoy, you put your heart and soul into it.
And, I’ll say it again, your purpose is always about doing what you enjoy doing. It makes use of your natural abilities as well as your developed skills. Even if there are difficulties, you will be so pleased with what you are accomplishing that you will not consider them to be difficult.
Janet Atwood writes in her book, The Passion Test, about her strong desire to meet master spiritual teachers in India and record the interviews for a documentary about their lives.
She experienced delays and what appeared to be setbacks. The “setbacks,” as she saw them, were actually opportunities for her to obtain the cash, arrangements, and timing she required!
When she was in India, she embarked on a mountain hike without the right clothing, and as a result of the great cold, she became very unwell. However, she was taken care of by fellow travellers, and she was able to recover.
When asked how her trip went, she responded, “It was the best experience of my life!” You could argue that these experiences must have felt like awful ordeals. The enjoyment she had in the endeavour was the most notable aspect for her.
4. You can only have one goal in life at a time.
As we progress through life, we develop and evolve. In addition, our objective may change. It may not be an entirely distinct concept, but the manner in which you convey it may be different. In my previous role as a teacher, I was on purpose, and I am on purpose today as a coach.
The ability to serve more than one purpose is absolutely attainable. For example, you could have a sense of purpose in growing your children to be their best selves while still working in a career that you enjoy doing.
Our common goal is to broaden our hearts and minds to include more love. The activities we do in our daily lives assist us in accomplishing this goal. It’s not so much about what we do as it is about who we become while we go about our business.
5. If other people are doing it, then it is not my intention to do so.
With 7 billion individuals on the earth, it is almost certain that someone else
is doing what you are doing. That’s a good thing, by the way.
Yes, you are one-of-a-kind! And you’ll be doing something that someone else is already doing but in your own, distinct manner.
During a class with the Dalai Lama, spiritual teacher Mary Morrissey shares her experience with an audience of hundreds of people. The Dalai Lama addressed the entire audience before breaking off into smaller groups to discuss various topics. One of the small groups was led by Mary, who was a natural leader.
One of the men in the group was helped by what she said because it helped him understand something.
He expressed his gratitude and excitement! “I was thinking to myself,” Mary remarked “However, I just reiterated what the Dalai Lama had just stated.
I simply expressed it in my own words.” When she recognized this, she realized that everyone perceives and absorbs information in their own unique manner. That man needed to hear it from her in the manner in which she expressed herself.
You’ll discover that you’ll have a strong connection with the people(or animals, or plants)
who you’re supposed to help.
6. Your purpose must be related to your professional life.
Ultimately, we all want to find our life’s job because we want the opportunity to conduct important work that we are enthusiastic about. That is something we all deserve! Your mission may very well be related to your professional life.
However, your life’s purpose encompasses much more than your professional life. It is all about your personal spiritual development. In addition to your professional life, you can get valuable experience through various activities, including parenthood and volunteer work, caring for a sick relative, being a good friend, and the list goes on!
7. I am unable to earn a living doing what I enjoy.
This is a very common source of concern. Check out your surroundings and observe how many individuals are, in reality, making a living doing what they enjoy doing…
There are a plethora of examples. When you’re enthusiastic about your work, you’re more likely to be successful. You’re not going to allow anything to get in your way.
Another thing to think about is what you perceive to be a satisfactory standard of living. Being in a position to provide for all of your needs at all times is considered abundance! I’m not proposing that you just scrape by.
If you can maintain a healthy lifestyle, live in a home that is comfortable for you, have some money, and have possibilities for enjoyment, you are surely blessed.
So pay attention to what you enjoy doing and what you are good at. Avoid any form of self-censorship at all costs. Consider the challenges you’ve faced and the victories you’ve achieved in your life with gratitude. In the end, your goal is exactly what you state it to be.