Why Life Purpose Matters
Have you ever wished there was a secret way to speed up your own process of trying to improve your life? What if there was something you could add into the mix of what you are doing that would dramatically accelerate your progress?
Do you want to know what this awesome ingredient is? It is settling on your life’s purpose, and deciding to live a purposeful life.
Everyone wants a better life, and many people go from seminar to seminar, and book to book, looking for the magic formula. Although those venues can be exceedingly valuable, the most they can offer you are tactics. They don’t really have a way to tie it all together in a way that is deeply personal to you.
There is only one thing that can do that for you. That is your unique life’s purpose.
So let’s discuss the pros and cons of what it means to live a purposeful life, and what happens when you don’t.
We’ll start with the disadvantages of missing your life’s purpose.
What happens when you don’t have a life’s purpose?
When you do not have a clear purpose for your life that is meaningful for you, you will lack an overall sense of direction. Here is a list of symptoms that result from that lack:
- You find it difficult to experience an inner sense of direction and knowing what to do.
- Because the inner environment of your consciousness seems vague and undefined, you are prone to looking outside of yourself for answers.
- In looking outside of yourself, you feel that you are always taking a gamble with someone else’s ideas. You sense that what others are suggesting might sound good, but it is never quite the right fit for you. Thus you are more prone to staying in your comfort zone where things are safe and familiar. It doesn’t even matter if your comfort zone is painful or unsatisfying. At least it’s predictable.
- You live from a place of hope. You hope that things will change someday by some miraculous coincidence. But you don’t necessarily believe that this coincidence will be the result of your own actions. Instead, you hold out a belief that somehow it will “just happen”, as if by surprise. So you wait for that day to come.
- You find it difficult to feel motivated. You are lacking in motivational energy because you don’t know the larger “why” for personal change. Procrastination is seen as a logical effort that you define as waiting until you feel “ready”.
- You are more and more given to distractions, to avoid the pain of acknowledging that your life is not what you’d hoped for.
When you do not have a clear sense of purpose in your life, you will begin to feel an underlying sense of discouragement and failure. This will ultimately lead to an erosion of self-confidence, as you no longer feel that you can trust yourself. When you stop believing in yourself, you eventually give up on your dreams.
As you think about everything stated above, can you get a sense of why it is so difficult to make positive changes under these conditions? Energetically, it starts to feel like wading through mud, doesn’t it?
Maybe you can see how applying a singular personal growth tactic to this is highly unlikely to succeed in unearthing this low-energy morass of feeling stuck in one’s life.
How can a life’s purpose change your life for the better?
A life’s purpose acts as the singular driving force behind everything that you do. It gives you a sense of direction in all areas of your life, that is personal to you. It helps you to create your own unique blueprint that allows you to more easily find answers to all of your most vexing questions.
Here is a partial list of some of the benefits:
- You feel motivated by an inner drive, and don’t have to rely on others to get you going.
- You find it much easier to connect with the divine, because you are operating on a higher plane of existence.
- Life purpose acts as a powerful motivating energy that exponentially increases your ability to think and act with greater clarity.
- You are far more likely to succeed at making difficult personal changes, because you have an inner driving force that pushes you forward.
- Life purpose forces your creative energy to the fore, where you can experience the benefits of being a creator.
- You build strength and confidence, instead of feeling eroded by the constant, daily path of never-ending, repeated failures that occur when you don’t know where you’re going.
- You are far more likely to take good care of your physical health, because you have a powerful reason to do so.
- You live with a deep, inner sense of knowing, rather than the anxiety of an uncertain life.
What if I don’t know my life’s purpose?
This is probably the biggest, single problem that most people suffer from. Most people have no idea why they exist on this Earth. Thus they let others make that decision for them, which ultimately leads to an unfulfilling or disappointing life.
If you are not among the rare few who are born with absolute clarity about what they are here to do, here is an alternative:
If you are unable to discern your life’s purpose in the deeply spiritual sense of knowing why you are here, you can exercise your free will to create it. You can create a purposeful life.
I will give you some quick, basic steps to do that here. If you want something a little more in-depth, here’s a link to get my free e-book on 5 Steps to Discover Your Life’s Purpose.
7 Basic Steps to Create a Purposeful Life
- Step back from your life and take stock of where you are. Are you happy? Or are you mostly dissatisfied? Dissatisfaction is a clear sign that you are not aligned with a purposeful life.
- If you are happy, think about how you might apply yourself to increase your level of happiness and fulfillment by doing something of service to others. If you are dissatisfied, ask yourself what is missing, and what you can do to bring that something back into your experience.
- Do you have certain talents that are not being developed or put to their highest use? Oftentimes these natural talents can provide clues as to what you can do that would be truly fulfilling.
- Use all of the above steps as clues to guide you in a certain direction that would be more satisfying to you.
- Engage in sincere prayerfulness and communication with God and your angels, to help inspire you in a direction that is right for you.
- Write a list of what is most important to you. What matters most in your life? What do you value the most?
- Create a personal mission statement about the kind of person you’d like to be, and how you would like to serve others. This mission statement serves as your daily guide to measure if you are living a purposeful life in alignment with your mission.
Once you have created your personal mission statement, use it as your private blueprint to live a purposeful life. You can always re-evaluate it anytime, and refine it as you learn and evolve.
From here you can decide to start making changes so that your life is more aligned with your higher ideals. Because you, yourself, created this mission statement, you are much more likely to commit to it and experience the amazing results of that commitment in your life.
Your purposeful life begins with a sincere effort to transform your life, so that it aligns with your unique statement of the mission that you brought forth from deep within yourself.
Do you know what your life’s purpose is? Or are you still trying to figure it out? How do you think knowing your life’s purpose can help your overall experience? Share your thoughts with me on this topic below!
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Thank you for these insights!! I know what I want to do I am just searching for that financial freedom to do so. So until my turn arrives I am happy, positive & try to be the best person I can be, help others where & when I can.
Cindy, it’s wonderful that you know what you want to do. That’s a big step in and of itself!
I don’t know about your individual situation, but I do know that it is often a barrier for people if they have to have a job that is unrelated to their purpose and at odds with what they really want to be doing.
In that case, one way to approach it is to create a plan with the necessary steps you would have to take to enact your life’s purpose. Then see if you can take any of those steps in a part time way. If you can begin taking baby steps that are progressive, you will feel that you have begun to make the necessary changes, and are moving forward.
This is why I often think that a best case scenario for one’s life purpose is if it can evolve into a full time career. That way you can devote yourself to it 100% and don’t have to share your time and energy with a competing job.
I don’t know if this is your situation, but perhaps this will help others who read this.
In any case, I love your positive attitude. I’m sure it will serve you well. Sending you love and blessings to fulfill your dreams and be able to do what you want! 🙂
Wow. This is powerful and spot on for me now. I’m going to work with this and I think it’s going to help me. I struggle with this everyday but working toward the solution.
Madeleine, I’m happy this is helpful for you. I know that this can be a struggle for people, because it usually involves some real changes on different levels.
But making those changes can be truly exhilarating and make you feel alive! It also builds confidence.
I’m not sure if you are still trying to figure out your life’s purpose, but let me add something to that process in case you are. Sometimes people can’t figure it out because they are also trying to figure out how it will fit in with what is already going on in their lives.
It manifests as what I will call “conditional receptivity”. It means that you are unconsciously only receptive to ideas and inspirations that fit in with what you currently believe is possible.
This really limits what you can consciously become aware of as possibilities for you. Without realizing it, you can unconsciously block out a lot of ideas. Your mind simply will not receive them, and that manifests as “I can’t think of anything.”
So sometimes it helps to let go of what you currently think is possible, and expand your range of receptivity. You might be surprised at what you come up with!
I hope this is helpful with whatever you are struggling with. Sending you lots of love!
I’m coming out of a 23 year controlling relationship. I’ve had spurts of what my life’s purpose was however because I looked for affirmation from others and it was squashed it nearly had died. Being out of the relationship I feel compelled to share with others the importance of self-care so you don’t turn your power over to others.
Karen, this is so important what you said here about looking for affirmation from others regarding your life’s purpose. That is certainly not a reliable test because other people are likely to not want you to change.
They might feel that what you suggest is a bad idea because it doesn’t feel good to them for you to be different than how they have learned to see you.
When people learn to see us in a certain way, they become reliant on that. If we change, it means they also have to change in order to adapt to us. Most people don’t want to do that, especially if they are close to you. This is why it can be so confusing when loved ones don’t support us in making positive changes. It’s because often they are the ones who are most reliant on us staying the way we are.
Congratulations on coming out of a long-term negative relationship! I think it’s great that you want to share your life’s lessons to help others. 🙂
Saratoga: I can’t thank you enough for the clarity, focus and joyous inspiration this message evokes. As always, from your writing and posts, I can feel the loving call to be true to my Divine Self. Thank you for the Higher Consciousness, devotion and love you radiate to each of us through your work. Love and Blessings, dear Saratoga.
Sharon, thank you so much for your kind remarks. I am thrilled that you feel that loving call to be your divine self. That’s awesome!
What an amazing world this would be if everyone felt that way. Sending you much love and many blessings. Namasté
Hi Saratoga. U have truly helped me. I am 73, and quite happy with my age. I have also looked for that financial freedom however my realization-is that I have had it but didn’t recognize it or how to use it. Its been here all along. I always say there is wealth and riches in my home for my richiousness is of the Lord. I have beautiful angels who go before me and they really do and have for my whole life. I feel honored to know this but to know also that all of this has led me to u. I am grateful to u and for u Saratoga.
Alice, I am so happy to be able to offer you help. Thank you for your beautiful words, and may you have a long, wonderful life filled with riches of every kind! 🙂
Finding my true life’s purpose has always been something I’ve struggled with. It seems as if I find it for a while, often years at a time where it feels right and the universe supports my efforts and endeavours. But then for some reason or other, it loses its meaning, often in an obvious and powerful way, and I’m left wondering what it is …. again! I’m feeling that there is a deep trust issue. Trusting myself and truly believing that the next step I take in living my purpose will be right. It’s as if I started off on the wrong foot when I was much younger, unknowingly then. I’ve made many wrong choices, not to judge myself, but perhaps that’s when I needed to go through to get to where I am now.
I know that I am an infinite being, but the physical aspects of being here in this reality still poses many questions and often blows my plane off course. I would like to ditch the duality once and for all, but I don’t know how to do that. I think my perspective needs tweaking.
Thank you for this blog. Your insights and direction are always inspiring and helpful.
Leigh, do you think it is possible that there has been a subconscious sabotage going on in some cases? I’m referring to the times that you say you found it and the universe supported your efforts, and then it lost all meaning for you. It might be worth an inner investigation to see if there is a fear of success that might be in the way. That would not be at all uncommon. Many people have that, as I’m sure you know. This could also be related to a lack of trust, as you said.
As far as the fact of being an infinite being, the best thing to do is try not to overly identify with your physical body. That doesn’t mean to go unconscious about your body. It just means to understand it as your vehicle, rather than thinking it’s who you are.
Hope this helps a little! 🙂
I think your questions and comments are extremely pertinent and resonate with me in a deep way, Saratoga. I was completely sabotaged by my mother who was an undiagnosed manic depressive–either wonderful and supportive or completely destructive so I lived extreme mixed messages from the time I was born throughout my life. It’s only now that people have any inkling of how damaging it is for children and families living with mental illness. My purpose is somehow intertwined with that–one of my books is specifically about that, in Memoire format.
I am acutely aware of the self-sabotage issues I adopted as a result of the trauma and how that affected my life and choices. I don’t feel that I act on those emotional habits anymore–I understand what happened, my responsibility in the whole thing, and I have healed. However, having said that, I believe we carry everything with us–every memory, every trauma–and we learn (or we don’t!) how to witness, not judge and most importantly, not to react. I’ve changed so much, but it doesn’t mean that there aren’t “negative” remnants in my physical and emotional being. I am a work in progress, and I am excited about each day as I move into discovering my purpose here.
I’ve learned so much from Telstar events throughout the years. Maybe this is the last vestige of the subconscious self-destruction that permeated so much of my life. I feel very ready to “carpe diem” … so to speak. I’m aware of my strengths and relate to those parts of myself so much more than I ever have. I find I have discovered the strength I need to take action to fulfill my creative self and bring something into form that may help others.
Thank you so much for your most valuable insights, and questions! You always help me see things in a new way which moves me into applying the practical suggestions and downloads you’ve been offering in your blogs, and in the Telstar Global Vision amazing bi-monthly messages.
You know me so well–! Your perspective is vast and profound, and you always know what the catalyst is for me, so thank you for your profound understanding, and compassion.
Much love and tremendous gratitude… always,
I sincerely walked through everyday life with spunk, and a smile? And a pure heart. multitasked each and everyday, without knowing that in one day started my life the minute I opened my eyes. Got the children ready for school, worked at my own self created business, long hours, before the day is done I was managing two shops, took. Many dangerous riskes took time to help people who came for help both near and far. It wasn”t long before word of spread to others alike that I was someone people can trust sincetely for hep no matter their situation.
The buisness was doing well, while I occupied with another type of work that involved travel by car or plane. I had a full life , never once I stopped to question myself. I knew this is why God put me on this earth, I loved it never tired. When the day is done I returned to my lively children at home .I never minded my life” choices and most of all I was happy and satisfied.
I lived each day to love, and I loved to live.
Thankyou Saratoga, i watch all your videos and you have helped me alot. I just got a real lightbulb moment once becoming awakened and activated. I always loved creating muaic and was a dj and songwriter and wanted to become an electronic music producer. But then i started writing rap and realised you can get a powerful message out to help people awaken from the matrix. Then i became interested in frequency sound healing, and also solfeggio frequencies and schumann resonances. I also wanted to create electronic dance music from nature sounds, birdsong , insect, frog, and animal sounds, and also ancient world music and spiritual instruments such as african and amazonian shaman drums, native american singing and chanting, didgeridoo, tibetan singing bowls, zulu songs…. i want to create ascenscion music an experimental kind of conscious spiritual music that sounds like electronic dance and psy-trance music that will get people dancing. Dancing is a physical expression of joy, and trance-dance-meditation has always been used to connect to the divine, other realms, and altered states of consciousness. Its not been re-invented like this before but i feel i can collectively raise the whole planets vibration by raising humanities vibration and i could de-program the masses to unplug from the matrix and also get the love and healing vibrations to affect all living organisms consciously and subconsciously with music that just makes you want to listen and dance, but also heals your mind body and spirit. That’s my divine lifes purpose .