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What Is Your Purpose In Life?

The Journey of Life

Each of us has an inherent purpose in life. Yet, research shows that less than 5 out of 100 people have even the slightest clue as to what that might be? Do you feel like you are fulfilling your purpose in life? Without a clear sense of purpose, we often become caught up in the form itself. We forget why we are doing something and our work becomes simply mechanical and uninspiring. More and more people today are asking the existential questions, What do I want to be when I grow up? Why am I here? What are real my goals, dreams and ambitions? Is there more to life than this? Life purpose is not contingent upon the status of your job, finances or relationship. It is the essence of who you bring to the table in every important area of your life. We have found that when you discover your purpose in life, regardless of your life circumstances, you thrive in life. You could say it truly makes the journey of life the destination itself.

Discover Your Purpose in Life

Life’s purpose is defined as a calling, a mission or an overall theme for your life that goes beyond your daily activity. Although it is often closely tied to the career you pursue, life purpose is much broader than simply your job but rather it pervades your entire journey of life. Having an idea of your unique purpose provides the fuel and inspiration to propel your dreams into being. Discovering your purpose in life is in fact, one of the most valuable gifts you can give yourself to enhance every aspect of your life.

Notice how you feel about the following questions. Perhaps you will discover something new about yourself that will lead you to feeling greater inspiration in your life.

  • What do you love to do?
  • What parts of your present job or life activities do you thoroughly enjoy?
  • What do you dream or daydream about doing?
  • Is there a cause, quality or issue that you feel passionate about?
  • What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

Coaching and Counseling

Hilary Stokes Ph.D. and Kim Ward Ph.D. have been a team for 20 years, specializing in mind, body, spirit psychology. They are the authors of the bestselling books The Happy Map: Your roadmap to the habit of happiness and Manifesting Mindset: The 6-step formula for attracting your goals and dreams and founders of Authenticity Associates Coaching and Counseling. They are passionate about combining the best of holistic and traditional approaches to health and happiness. If you are interested in learning the answers to the most frequently asked questions on how to decrease stress and increase happiness sign up for their free video series.

About the Authors

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Hilary Stokes Phd

Dr. Hilary Stokes is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in San Diego, California. Dr. Hilary received her PhD in psychology with a specialty in transpersonal psychology from San Diego University for Integrative Studies, a master’s degree in social work from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in Sport Psychology from San Jose State University. In addition to her ….

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Kim Ward Phd

Dr. Kim Ward received her PhD in psychology with a specialty in transpersonal psychology from San Diego University for Integrative Studies. She also holds a master’s degree in transpersonal psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. Dr. Kim is a certified trauma-informed coach and life coach in private practice in San Diego, California. In…

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