Why discovering your Purpose is key

“woman wearing knit cap walking on white bridge between trees during daytime” by Michael Heuser on Unsplash

When people talked about “finding one’s purpose in life”, I almost always didn’t understand it. I thought the whole concept was exaggerated. My take on it- “Why would someone do something without knowing why they were doing it?”

Sometimes there are journeys that we take, tasks that we do and decisions that we make, that we don’t understand the reason for. We get distracted by the complications that life throws at us and end up somewhere not knowing why. We are so caught up in the monotony of life that we forget the importance of taking a step back to introspect. The key lies in realizing the need for purpose. Without purpose, we are confused souls, whose identity is solely defined by what others think of us. We are in constant need of validation for any decision or task that we take. Not knowing why we need to do a certain thing or not having that clarity of thought in our minds can easily lead to depression or worse.

Finding our purpose is almost like trying to solve climate change. We can never completely solve it. To find our purpose, it is important to try to understand the world beyond our lives. There is no better way to do this than to read and travel a lot.Picking other people’s brains and going out of our comfort zone to try new things might also do the trick!