You know that you're meant for something more. You can feel it in your bones. But you have no idea what that "something more" is, let alone how to express it in your everyday life. If this sounds like you, don't worry—you're not alone. The good news is that there are some steps you can take to start uncovering and aligning your unique and authentic purpose with your everyday life. Keep reading to find out more!
How to Align Your Unique and Authentic Purpose with Your Everyday Life
1. Get clear on what you value most.
Your values are the things that matter most to you in life. They guide your decisions, shape your beliefs, and influence your behavior. So, clarifying your values is essential if you want to align your life with your purpose.
Ask yourself questions to connect with what matters most to you in terms of:
Once you have a good understanding of your values, you can start making choices in alignment with them. If you’d like to dive deep into values – check out this quiz at The Institute on Character ( Here is a direct link to it) It gives you your top 5 Character Virtues and has resources to help lock into those for living your purpose. And it’s free!
2. Identify your passions
Your passions are the things that make you feel alive and excited about life. They give you a sense of purpose and meaning. To figure out your passions, think about the things that make you feel most energized and motivated. What do you love doing so much that you would do it even if you weren't paid? Once you've identified your passions, start incorporating them into your everyday life as much as possible.
3. Listen to your intuition.
Your intuition is that little voice inside of you that knows exactly what you need to do to live a happy and fulfilled life. It's the voice of your higher self, guiding you toward your authentic purpose. To tune into your intuition, focus on the nudges and whispers from within. What is your gut telling you? What are the signs and synchronicities pointing you towards? Follow those breadcrumbs, and they will lead you straight to your Purpose with a capital P.
Living in alignment with your unique and authentic purpose doesn't have to be grandiose—it can be as simple as making minor tweaks in alignment with what matters most to you. By clarifying your values, identifying your passions, and listening to your intuition, you can start making choices that will help bring more meaning and fulfillment into every aspect of your life.
Use this free “Fill It Up Worksheet” to keep track of insights you gain about your values, preferences, and important things as you lean into who you are created to be. You can also use it as a habit tracker - I added enough space so it will last a month.