By the time you finish this very short article, you will know your life’s purpose. Trust me, I’m serious.
There is a lot of confusing talk going around about one’s life purpose and where and how to discover it. And there is good reason for this confusion. People are confusing our purpose in life with our mission in life. That may sound like the same thing, but the two are very different. But I will save the life’s mission discussion for another time.
Do you really want to know your life’s purpose? I’m happy to share it with you. It’s really quite simple—because it is the same for everyone.
The purpose of life is to become the best possible version of you that you can.
You see, each one of us is unique, different. We have different talents, skills, likes, dislikes. We come from different ideologies, cultures, and geographic locations. We come from big families, small families, and even no families. Combine these variables together and we each—yes, every single person—has a unique contribution or gift to share with the world.
That gift is us. Ourselves. And we should give others the nicest gift we can. Which means developing all aspects of ourselves to their pinnacle. To do otherwise courts misery.
Psychologist Abraham Maslow said, “If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.”
Chances are, if you are feeling unhappy or apathetic, it is because you have settled into a comfortable routine that is not challenging you to grow. You are drifting directionless through your life like a boat without a rudder.
Rise up. Grab the helm and take charge. And as the U.S. Army likes to say, “Be all that you can be.”