How to Know If You are Living Your Real Purpose Now

This is part 1 of a 7-part series on how to discover your real purpose in life.

  1. How to Know If You are Living Your Real Purpose Now
  2. 5 Solid Reasons You Should Have A Purpose
  3. Why Earning Money Is Not Your Real Purpose (And How To Know What Is)
  4. 2 Important Things that Led to My Discovery of My Real Purpose
  5. 6 Things to Consider Before Discovering Your Purpose
  6. Discover Your Life Purpose In The Next 30 Minutes
  7. Living in Alignment with Your Purpose

Are you living your purpose now?

“The biggest threat to our well-being is the absence of moral clarity and purpose.” ~ Rich Sherman

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” ~ Socrates

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” ~ Richard Bach

How do you know if you are living your real life purpose right now?

Simple — If you are not living every day full of exuberance, energy, and passion, you are not living your real purpose. While this may seem like a harsh benchmark, the fact is that if you’re not wholly excited about each and every moment of your life, you’re basically not living! After all, what’s life if you’re not living it with 100% excitement and passion?

This brings us to two million-dollar questions: 

What is YOUR purpose in life?

What is the meaning of OUR existence, as humans?

If you are an average output of today’s society, your purpose may be to be a good person, to get married, to stay out of trouble and to contribute to the society at some point in the future.

If you are deeply religious, your purpose may be to serve your religion and your creator’s higher mission.

If you are a jaded person, perhaps worn out by life’s countless difficulties, you may feel your life has no purpose. You may feel like your reason on earth is to take whatever life throws at you, do what is needed to get by, and ultimately wait and die.

If you are an atheist, you may feel that life itself has no purpose, or at least your purpose is what you make it out to be. Or you may feel the discussion about “purpose” is entirely silly. (But if so, why are you reading this then?)

The purpose of life is a perpetual question that has eluded man since the start of time. What is our purpose? Why are we here? What are we meant to do? Do we have the same purpose as each other or totally different life paths?

To you reading this. Do you know your purpose? Why are you here for? Is there something you’re meant to do?

Discovering Your Purpose

If you

  1. are looking for your purpose,
  2. don’t know if you have a purpose,
  3. don’t believe in a purpose, or
  4. are not sure if your current purpose is your real purpose,

this purpose series is for you. Even if you believe you have crystal clarity on your life purpose, please read on! This may serve as affirmative material or provide new perspectives for your consideration. My intent of this series is to share my insights on finding a life purpose and how you can find yours; it is my hope that you will find your purpose (or be closer to finding it) upon finishing this series.

In my next part on Why Should You Have A Purpose? Here are 5 Solid Reasons Why, we’ll look into why we need a purpose and its significance in our life.

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    Once a long time ago, my life purpose was devoted to a particular rose whom i cared about with all my heart……

    However, the rose died and i need to find a new purpose to life…. (tarot)

  • Celes

    Hi Shimure :) The interesting thing is Part-5 actually covers the factors to consider when identifying your purpose – one of them is about giving your purpose a limitless definition and not hinged on 1 particular entity. This helps ensure your life is anchored on universal principles which will never be shakable by anything. I’ll be posting part-5 up very soon! :)

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  • Ruby

    I really don’t know what to do with my life. I’ve got many, many years ahead of me that are ready for action, but I don’t know what to do. :?

  • Selfiyana Astuti

    Purpose of Allah’s (swt) Creation of Man & Jinn

    Surah Adh–Dhariya,t 51:56

    وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ
    Wa maa khalaqtul-Jin-na wal-’insa ’il-laa liya‘-buduun.
    56. And (tell them that) I have not created the invisible beings and men to any end other than that they may (know and) worship Me.

    Thus, the innermost purpose of the creation of all rational beings is their cognition (Marifah) of the existence of God and, hence, their conscious willingness to conform their own existence to whatever they may perceive of His Will and plan: and it is this two fold concept of cognition and willingness that gives the deepest meaning to what the Qur’an describes as “worship” (ibadah).

    It is to be noted too that this spiritual call does not arise from any supposed “need” on the part of the Creator, who is self-sufficient and infinite in His power, but is designed as an instrument for the inner development of the worshipper, who, by the act of his conscious self-surrender to the all-pervading Creative Will, may hope to come closer to an understanding of that Will and, thus, closer to Allah (swt) Himself. This is therefore the object of creation, in the Holy Book, to act according to the Will and command of the Creator, the absolute submission to His Will i.e. Islam.

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  • Adjei Asamoah

    Oh God thank you for such an insightful information from someone so rich in knowledge and understanding about life. I have been sleepwalking all along. Thanks very much.

  • Ashutosh Jain

    I am a new visitor in this site…
    thank you so much for share this mindblowing information ….

    I have no real purpose now, I’m sure that, very soon I will find my real purpose on the earth ….be happy :-)