Finding Your Purpose Isn’t Easy – But Neither Is Having It Handed To You

Find Your PurposeSearching for your purpose can be exasperating.

I’ve talked to folks who have reached the point of tears over not being about to find their purpose. Everything they do is a dead end. Every time they think they have it figured out, it falls through.

All they want is to be able to do work that they are passionate about, and that is in line with their purpose – their calling.

Only, they have no idea what that is.

“Congratulations, You’re the Next Dharma King…”

In “What Should I Do With My Life?,” Po Bronson tells the story of his friend Choeaor Dondup, nicknamed Ali:

Wouldn’t it be so much easier if you got a letter in the mail when you were seventeen, signed by someone who had a direct pipeline to Ultimate Meaning, telling you exactly who you are and what your true destiny is?

The letter said he wasn’t Choeaor Dondup after all. Instead, he was the reincarnation of a warrior who, along with his five brothers, had ruled a poor and remote region of eastern Tibet six lifetimes ago…. Ali’s real name was Za Rinpoche, which is Tibetan for “The Dharma King.”

We have mixed feelings about the seductive notion of destiny. There’s a persistent tension between wanting our life’s purpose to be revealed to us by some higher power and wanting to scrap and fight for it against all odds-to earn it without help.

I’ve had a number of conversations with people who dream about having their purpose revealed to them in some obvious way. The struggle to find their calling is too much. Why can’t someone just tell them?

For some, they already did. It’s called your day job. Someone else defined your destiny for you, and it wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be.

That Which Does Not Kill Us Makes Us Stronger, But It Still Sucks…

The search is part of the process. Finding out who you are is one of the key steps in finding out what you are here to do. And in my opinion, the most important step.

It’s the quickening, and the discovery process is difficult at times. Other times it’s down-right painful. But it’s necessary.

Having your passion or purpose provided to you with a bow and a kitty-cat card is not as great as it may sound.

When you find it, you know it’s right. It’s like falling in love. You move from thinking or believing to knowing.

That knowing is what will guarantee your success…