How to Find Meaning and Purpose in Your Life

Gail Goodwin

Everyone needs a purpose. It adds meaning to life, so most people want to know the nature of their life purpose. How many people do you know who can state their life purpose clearly and succinctly, given that finding your purpose in life has nothing to do with a job role? Finding your life purpose is not the same as finding the right career path.

Recognising your right to a livelihood is vital for self preservation and physical survival. Seeking job satisfaction and fulfilment is a valid quest. It means your work is more than just a means to an end. Finding meaning and purpose in the work that you do, and being paid accordingly in that particular area of life does not equate to finding meaning and purpose in the whole of your life. That is a different quest. It requires a different question, and brings with it a…

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