By accident, I ended up at Steve Pavlina’s blog today. I had been there before. Intriguing, strong willed character, Steve is. Browsing through his posts, I found this one called “How to discover your life’s purpose in 20 minutes.” Too tempting to pass. On his post he recommends the following exercise:
1. Take out a blank sheet of paper or open up a word processor where you can type .
2. Write at the top, “What is my true purpose in life?”
3. Write an answer (any answer) that pops into your head. It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence. A short phrase is fine.
4. Repeat step 3 until you write the answer that makes you cry. This is your purpose.
So I decided to give it a try. I opened up my word processor, wrote at the top “What is my true purpose in life?, and began to write.
I immediately wrote:
To be happy, to serve
and began to cry.
So much for it taking 20 minutes. Maybe all the inner work I’ve done through the years hasn’t been in vain.