It doesn't matter what your career is. Purpose is about presence, meaning you feel alive and connected not only to what you’re doing but how you're doing it. Your purpose is to be you, 100%. Use these journal prompts in your journal to get back to your own heart, and the heart of why you do what you do.
“Writing in a journal each day allows you to direct your focus to what you accomplished, what you’re grateful for and what you’re committed to doing better tomorrow. Thus, you more deeply enjoy your journey each day.” — Hal Elrod
I think Maya Angelou was right when she said: “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.” Makes sense to me that love would be the ultimate marker of true success.
Your purpose is related to what YOU love. Not what someone else loves. Not what you think you "should" love.
“The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.” — Fabienne Fredrickson
You might not need to change what you’re doing to live with purpose and intention — at least, not at first. First, you need to look at how you’re experiencing life as it is. That’s where positive change and sustainable momentum starts.
Use these prompts to go deeper into the life you already have. That’s where everything new will come from. That reorganization of energy is what will create the movement and manifestation of a life lived with depth, clarity, and purpose.
Answer the questions. Follow the guidance of the prompts. Live the answers.
11 Journal Prompts for Living with Purpose, Starting Here
1. Where can you be (even) more present in your life?
2. When do you feel most alive?
3. How do you want to feel more often?
You can tell when you're living with purpose; you feel fully alive, deeply in tune with life itself.
4. Think about the things you love doing. Focus on one thing. How can you show up more for what you love, or go deeper into it?
5. “One way I like to express my love is…”
6. How do you want others to feel when they’re around you? (List everything you can think of.)
“My work is loving the world.” — Mary Oliver, The Messenger
7. What’s one way you can reach out to someone today to help them solve a problem or answer a question?
8. What’s one story you’ve been telling yourself that doesn’t feel loving? What’s one story you could start to tell yourself instead?
9. What’s something you enjoy that you’re already good at (maybe you do it now; maybe you haven’t done this in a long time)?
“Do you want to love yourself? Then be congruent with your best self.” - Brendon Burchard
10. How could you take something you’re already good at and do something different using those skills?
11. What’s one huge goal you have for yourself? Embrace it right now as if you’re already living it.
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Which of these thoughts did you need to read today?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know!
P.S. Wake up with joy, hope, and purpose beating in your heart every single morning. Get my book Morning Affirmations to feel good about what you're doing... because you feel good about *how* you're doing it.