As a coach, I’ve met plenty of clients who feel a little uncertain about direction – that’s often why they end up in front of a coach in the first place. And it’s my belief that everyone has a purpose. If you trust yourself, it’s actually so easy to discover what it is. Start here:
One: Write your list. Write out what you want and what you don’t want. You need to get it down on paper so you can see it, and that list will be like a map. If I’m not sure what I want, I can definitely name the things I do NOT want to do – you are probably certain by this point if you don’t like numbers, or don’t like working with kids. Zoom in on your dislikes, and then give yourself a chance to take note of things you love doing – things you’re naturally good at. Make a clear list of strengths, likes, and loves.
Second: Act on the list. Let’s say you’ve distinguished that you love making things – maybe you’ve always loved to paint. Dive into an art class. Are you passionate about fitness? Try a new workout. New opportunities will emerge as those actions cause perspective shifts – just trust this process. @Garyvee calls this “tasting” – you’ve got to taste things you like.
Three: Find a way to be in service. If you’re really unsure what you want to do, or you feel like you’re lacking passion, focus less on helping yourself, and more on helping someone else. You don’t have to announce it to anyone – just find a local charity, or opportunity in your neighborhood to be in front of someone else you can support. Go change the world little by little.
These steps will transform your perspective – they give you new glasses. You’re going to see new things as you follow this process. I guarantee you that the universe is sending you clues left and right about what you’re meant to do. But if you’re standing in your own way – not asking the right questions or taking actions – you won’t be able to receive then.
Write things down, take new actions, and find a way to be of service to others. You’ll know you’re on track when you are lit up with excitement and passion about something. But no one can find it for you – you have to get out there and move toward it.