MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How to Discover Your Life's Purpose

Posted By Dawn Kairns, Author of  MAGGIE the dog who changed my life A Story of Love

Each of us is a unique being. And each of us comes into this life with our own individual purpose. Do you know what yours is?

Seven Questions to Ask: 

I received these questions and answers (some of which I adapted) in an e-mail from a friend with no attribution to the author. Before publishing this, I searched out the title online and found this: 
(Written on 11/30/2009 by Mr. Self Development  who is a motivational author that offers a practical guide to success and wealth; visit his blog at Thanks, Mr. Self Development for some great questions to help us discover our purpose!
1. What do you love to do?
Your purpose is directly related to what you love. The most purposeful people in the world spend their time doing what they love. Bill Gates loves computers, Oprah loves helping, and Edison loved to invent. What do you love? Is it reading, writing, playing sports, singing, painting, business, selling, talking, listening, cooking, fixing broken things. What ever you love, it's directly related to your purpose.

2. What do you do in your free time?
Whatever you do in your free time is a sign of your purpose. If you like to paint in your free time, then that's a sign. Whether it's cooking, talking, learning, or singing, follow the signs.

3. What do you notice?
A salesman notices and uninspiring sales pitch; a hairdresser notices someone's hair is out of place; a designer notices an awkward outfit; mechanic hear something wrong with your car; a singer notices when someone's voice is out of patch; a speaker notices and uninspiring speech. Noticing what annoys you can also be a clue to your purpose.

4. What do you love to learn about?
What kinds of books or magazines do like to read? Animals? Self-Development? Whatever it is, it's a sign. Check your bookshelves -- what books do you have?

5. What sparks your creativity?
Is it the designing? Building? Selling? Writing? Collecting recipes?

6. What do people compliment you on?
Do people compliment your writing, your singing, your cooking, or you're speaking ability? How about your ability to communicate and relate to people?

7. What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?
Would you be a dog trainer, start a beauty salon, write a book, or teach seminars? of course, the answers here are a sign of your purpose.

In closing, one question alone may not tell the whole story. Look at all of your answers collectively as each one is a piece of your "purpose" puzzle.


Heather said...

Cool, I'll try this as a journal entry later. Thanks for posting this!

Dawn Kairns, Author of "MAGGIE" said...

You're welcome!