9 - Write your life mission . . . to help finding life purpose and give your life meaning!
Reason for this Goal: Finding life purpose through writing out your life mission can change your life. It will give more meaning
to everything you do; and it will help guide your key decisions in life.
Finding life purpose - key questions
In contemplating your life mission, developing your life purpose statement will come into focus once you ask yourself some key questions:
- How do I want to be remembered at my funeral? - What would I like people to be saying about me? This reminds me of the key principle taught by Stephen Cove]y which is to "start with the end in mind". This is one of the best strategies to contemplate your future.
- What are the top 3 or 4 most important things in my life? - What will I devote most of my time and energy to? Focusing on just a small number of things is key to developing your life purpose. If you choose too many things, your life purpose will be "watered down" too much. Try really hard to choose just 3 or 4 things.
- Who do I really want to be? - There are so many different options for the type of person you could be. Look to your core values as key inspiration for this question.
- Do you want a long life or a life well-lived? - If you had to choose just one, which would you choose. At the 100 Goals Club, I believe you can have both. Asking this question raises the importance of considering both options.
- What inspires you the most? - This is a great question to consider in contemplating your life purpose. Things that inspire you are likely things to nurture and build a life around.
- What does your ideal life look like? - A great strategy is to take the time to write down what a perfect day, month, year and life looks like. By taking the time to write down your 100 life goals, you will be answering this question perfectly.
- What is the one thing you can not live without?
The challenge in finding life purpose or life mission is that it is not easy—and many people never do. The author, Cal Newport, suggests that discovering your life mission is something that can only be accomplished once you’ve developed your career to a point where your own unique skills and passions have revealed themselves.
These types of questions are best contemplated when you have some alone time in nature—either in a park or forest, or at the lake or ocean.
Suggested Target Goal: To figure out finding life purpose and write your life mission.
Outrageous Goal: To accomplish all 100 of these outrageous goals.
My life purpose
Finding life purpose and writing it down, has evolved where I've written and re-written it several times, inspired by the teachings of Raymond Aaron and my life goal focused on reading self help, resulting in the following four key parts. . .
- To be a good husband, father and family member - It is easy to say these words. It takes work to live up to them and truly put the most important people in my life first.
- To live and teach a goal-inspired life - I believe that the writing down of life goals, and planning your life and living your plan is essential to a good life. I will continue to develop good content on the 100 Goals Club site representing the best strategies and goals for living a good life, while living what I preach and living out my own 100 life goals.
- To preserve our 4 heritage homes known as Gables On The Park - We have been fortunate to acquire 4 adjacent heritage homes which we have been fixing up for more than two decades and renting out. I will continue this project and promoting these properties for rent in our beautiful downtown location, the # 1 ranked community in Canada as ranked by McLeans magazine in 2019.
- To develop my leadership skills - I work for a top employer in my community and have a good career as a Manager of Bids and Proposals. I will continue to grow personally and professionally while developing the talents of those that work there.
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Last updated: August 31, 2019