There are keys to evaluate when you are considering implementing any new concept in your life or extracting an old behavior. Consequently you have a choice to make when considering the idea of purpose:
1. You choose to perceive life as a series of meaningless random events
2. You choose to perceive life as having significant purposeful, meaningful events
Key To Evaluate
Are you willing to believe that there is purpose behind everything in life?
Are you willing to begin to approach life from this perspective and respond accordingly?
Purpose Exercise #1
Take out a journal and answer the following questions in as much detail as possible. Mine your memory for the most accurate examples and as many examples as you can remember from your life.
A.) Look at “how” purpose has played a role in your life. Consider all of the experiences and education you have had so far that make up who you are today. Think about the child that you were, and compare it to the adult you are now.
What things about your life have prepared you for who you are now, or who you ultimately wish to be?
B.) Look at your adult life. Consider the jobs that have molded your skill sets and the people who have come into your life.
Can you identify skills and knowledge that will be especially valuable in the work that you would really like to do?