What is Your Purpose, and What Are Your Intentions?

You may know who you are, and you may know what you are doing? But what happens if you don’t know if what you’re doing is what you’re supposed to be doing?

Finding and sticking with your purpose is something that many people struggle with and find terrifyingly hard to do. This becomes especially difficult when it involves things that can potentially affect the rest of your life, like choosing a major and career. College can become an insanely stressful time in your life where all of this becomes problematic, especially if you begin to feel rushed to find what it is you truly want to do.

I want to tell you that your purpose will come to you in a dream. I want to be able to say that you will know your purpose instantly, and that as soon as you find it, you will know that it is EXACTLY what you want to do. I want to tell you that your purpose will be easily found, and your journey to find it is easier than you think.

I really want to tell you all of that. But I can’t, simply because I am still finding and searching for my own purpose.

What I CAN you, though, is that I feel your purpose and your intentions are very closely related. Your purpose is what you were made to do; your intentions are why you do it.  Do you want to find your purpose as a way to find what you would be great at making money in, or as a form of happiness? Are you interested in helping others, or helping yourself? Why you want to find your purpose is just as important as actually finding it, and can actually aid in the process.

As far as a major, I would advise you to ask yourself “What would I do for free, and how can I make money from it?”. This may call for you to sit down with yourself and really think about what you LOVE to do. Then, sit down with an advisor at your school and see what is the best path offered to get you closer to what you want to do. This may take time, but time is necessary in order to ever get to where you want to be.

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