It seems like an oxymoron. Multipotentialite life purpose. That ONE elusive holy grail Purpose for your multipotentialite life. That ONE thing you’re supposed to focus on forever and ever? Does it even exist?
A recent article on Why You Don’t Need a Life Purpose had me nodding my head.
“It wasn’t that I didn’t have goals or aspirations, quite the opposite actually. I had too many. Truth is, there is an incredible amount of things I want to accomplish in life and some of them aren’t even related. I finally decided I don’t need a life purpose and don’t feel the need to come up with one.
Rather, I choose to find direction in what I value in life. For me, some of those values would include things like, love, learning, health, adventure, authenticity, compassion, fun, justice, and passion.”
Are you looking for your purpose or calling? Don’t sweat it. Don’t let a lack of purpose stop you from exploring what excites you. You don’t NEED purpose to have a meaningful life.
What is purpose?
- Purpose is something that comes gradually. It’s a series of things that lead to an eventual A-HA.
- Purpose is something that you choose consciously. It’s whatever you want to focus on, not forever, but for NOW.
- Your purpose is not set in stone. It’s whatever you want it to be and it will change.
When I was too busy worrying about my purpose, getting stuck in ‘deer in headlights syndrome’, I forgot that life is best lived.
The point of life is happiness. – Dalai Lama
How to find your multipotentialite life’s work
Is life work different than a life purpose? Life work, life purpose, life calling, life mission; call it what you want, it’s all semantics, and I use them interchangeably.
To embrace a multipotentialite version of “Life Work”, you’ve got to embrace living in the moment. Moving to the beat of what absolutely excites you and doing just that. Don’t think of life work as “Forever”, think of it as “Now”. You’ve got to embrace living in the now.
That doesn’t mean you should throw out all plans. But plan goals in a way that leaves room for more exploration. I love Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map. Instead of thinking about a list of goals, how do you want to feel in 6 months, a year, or 5 years? Measure by emotions and feelings. What excites you? What makes your heart skip a beat? What will make you happy? Like the article I pointed out earlier, what do you value the most?
I want to feel… transformation, intuitive guidance and courageousness. So far this year has been just that.
I’m tired of feeling… broke all the time. And I have been feeling more abundance than being ‘broke’ or lacking.
What things can you do to move towards the feelings you want to have? If you’re in an unsatisfying situation, what can you do to make it better?
Declaring a life purpose – not all who wander are lost
I love to travel and I hate how jealous gatekeepers say that traveling is for people who are “searching for something”, or worse yet, “running away”… Not all who wander are lost. And perhaps the very nature of searching, like an explorer, or someone who discovers ancient artifacts or a cure for cancer, isn’t something you should see as negative anyway.
We need more explorers, discoveries, and Curious George’s (one of my favorite book series growing up).
I like to think of my guidance as my inner compass. My intuition. Like an explorer, I use my inner compass to live life off the map. I don’t go from point A to B in a logical manner, but my inner compass always points me exactly where I need to go.
Your life purpose is exactly what calls you. It’s not something that you wait for, wondering when it’ll magically appear to you. It’s something you decide and declare.
What’s your multipotentialite life purpose? In other words, what do you value most in life and how do you want to feel?