By Sophia Smith, Wake Up World
Many of us feel like we’re simply wandering through life, doing the things that are expected of us, never truly knowing what we were born or destined to do. If you feel like this statement hits too close to home, don’t worry, you’re not alone. What’s more, it can be difficult to empower yourself and create change, in your life and the world around you, because too often we lull ourselves into a false sense of security within our comfort zone.
Yes, you might have a great job at that accounting firm, but is that something you see yourself doing your whole life? More importantly, is that what you were meant to do? These are difficult questions that need answering if you are to pivot your life for the better. Once you have the answer, you can start your journey of self-discovery, and one of the best ways to do that is to start tapping into your talents.
However, discovering your talents is just one of the steps. Here’s how you can discover your purpose and start living the life you were meant to live.
Start with the things that spark joy
There are just some things in life that never fail to bring a smile to our face. From the things you love to see, hear, and do ever since you were a child, all the way to things you love now as an adult, there are many wonderful ways to spark joy in your everyday life. You simply need to know what those are, put them on a piece of paper, and start prioritizing.
The journey of self-discovery is a deeply intimate experience, and it will require you to look deep into your heart and soul in search of those things that bring warmth and joy. However, you also have to be a bit analytical as well. Make sure to put all these things into your diary or notebook and start writing down how each makes you feel, and what it means to you. Speak from the heart and be honest with yourself.