“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” ―Winston S. Churchill
What is your purpose? How do you know you are on the right track? Two tools that you can use to define and guide your way through your higher purpose are knowing your Emotional Intelligence and Identifying your Context.
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to perceive, assess, and positively influence one’s own and other people’s emotions. When you discover your true purpose, it will be something you are passionate about. It will feel right. What One thing would you dare to attempt if you knew you could not fail? Be totally honest with yourself and answer with your heart.
Identifying your context requires you to identify the overall qualities that you attribute to the world around you. How do you see the world around you – full of abundance or scarcity; worrisome or welcoming. How you see life comprises your context and shapes your purpose. Answer the question “I see the world as…” A simple way of looking at this is done you see an abundance of new patients in your community or a lack of new patients. Your context is your collection of beliefs and reality.
The combination of both approaches helps to clarify your unique purpose. Your purpose is something that you discover that is co-created out of your relationship to reality. Apply this method to find your purpose, use a process that makes sense, and when you are done, trust that you are correct.