Finding purpose in life is essential for us to live meaningfully. The truth is it simply boils down to finding happiness. Find out how our internal goals are associated with happiness and purpose in life.
One of the aspects that we need to consider in understanding our own goals is to ask ourselves whether they are really our own. Most people will want something that was achieved by someone else or, goals that were set by society, our families, and our idols – all coming from external influence. When people claim to follow their passion, is it really their own passion or is it something that someone else did and influenced them to do it because it appeared “purposeful” for them. Finding purpose in life should be centered about the person and their personal internal desires and goals; and not merely based on external influences.
Having internal goals in order to find purpose in life is as crucial as having to draw your very own, personalized road map. Internal goals focus on the basic need of each individual to be happy. Socially dictated success may not bring genuine happiness to you because this is not entirely your goal but rather just a desire that you think will bring you happiness. Having your very own internal aspirations is simple if you truly know yourself and what can bring you genuine happiness.
Internal goals do not have to be set on a condition; they can be achieved without the “if only”. It’s up to you and your decisions to agree, be contented and act on them. If you say that “if only I am confident, I’ll be happier” – the thing about that statement is you can be happy already and build your confidence in the process. You don’t have to make circumstances be a hindrance for you to achieve your goals; you can turn it around and simply get that goal.
It is important to remember that things in life are not permanent so your goals are expected to change as time goes by. Your purpose in life may change more than once as you go along. You may find something that you can do for the rest of your life but your internal goals may change and you may also change as a person. Keeping yourself open to life and having a solid understanding of who you are is a great way to feel that you have a purposeful life.
A lot of people feel lost because they do not know who they are. They go along with what is expected of them. This is because they have not grasped their own individuality and do not truly known themselves. Spiritual retreats are great opportunities to really get to know oneself and understand what your life’s purpose is. Sedona Soul Adventures offers customize retreats that can transform your life and can help you in finding purpose.