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What happens if you dont have a purpose in life?

What happens if you dont have a purpose in life?

The logic goes that without a mission in life, you’ll be unfocused. Having a focus in life is essential, but I disagree with the conventional wisdom about how people actually develop one. As you improve, you’ll have a greater impact with that skill in money, reputation, and enjoyment.

Why did I run away from my purpose?

In reality, I ran towards helping others find their purpose because I failed to truly think about my own. It’s not that one’s purpose can’t be to help others and be of service to others. But I found it easier to hide behind that idea than to actually think, is this really what I want to do?

Do you need a mission statement to be motivated?

People with clear mission statements, whether it’s conscious living or embracing nonconformity, seem highly motivated. The mistake here is assuming you need to know the destination to motivate yourself. I have no idea where I’m going to live, who I’m going to be and the projects I’m going to work on in five years.

Is there a natural way to discover your life purpose?

That positive feedback cycle of skill and reward is natural, and may eventually lead to you “discovering” your life purpose. The problem is you can’t predict exactly where that cycle will go in advance. Trying to prematurely predict your calling in life may derail the more natural process of building that calling.

Why do I have no sense of purpose in my life?

When people feel like they have no sense of direction, no purpose in their life, it’s because they don’t know what’s important to them, they don’t know what their values are. And when you don’t know what your values are, then you’re essentially taking on other people’s values and living other people’s priorities instead of your own.

Is it better to have a purpose or not?

Because at least having a purpose is better than being purposeless, even if it’s so obviously the wrong purpose. It wasn’t until a mentor of mine (highly recommend getting one of those) saw what I was doing.

What happens when you don’t achieve your purpose?

Not achieving my purpose sent me into a spiral of depression. Then when I was in the pits of depression, I just kept feeling sad that I wasn’t being able to make my purpose work. So I continued deeper down the spiral.

What happens when you miss your purpose in life?

When you miss the leap towards materializing what you think you’re meant to be doing in your life, you find yourself in a perpetual limbo. Not achieving my purpose sent me into a spiral of depression. Then when I was in the pits of depression, I just kept feeling sad that I wasn’t being able to make my purpose work.