How to Find Your Purpose in Life

The Love, Happiness & Success Podcast with Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby

Music Credits: Fruit & Flowers, “Inside Decides”

How Do You Figure Out Your Purpose In Life?

In addition to my role as a Denver life coach here at Growing Self, I absolutely love hearing your questions and answering them on The Love, Happiness and Success Blog and Podcast. Late summer is a transformational season, and  I know that many people are asking themselves hard questions about who they are, and what they want to do with their lives (and careers!). I know this for a fact, actually, because lately, we’ve had listeners of the blog and podcast reaching out with specific questions like:

“How do you find your purpose in life?”

“What to do when you feel you have no purpose in life?”

“I want to find a meaningful job/direction in my life, but I don’t know how to work out what that would be!”

“I would like to know more about how to know you’re on the right path. And not making decisions out of fear.”

“I want to feel alive and excited about life again but I’m so used to isolating and hiding/numbing out. How do I find happiness? Nothing’s bad but nothings great- it’s all just kind of blah.”

“How do you find your calling/purpose?” 

These are big questions, but important ones. If you too have been looking for clarity and direction about your life’s purpose, your career, or who you fundamentally are as a person (and how to create the life you want) today I have a treat for you!

Embracing Your Power + Finding Your Purpose

On today’s episode of the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast, I’m talking all about how to not JUST find your purpose and highest calling, but how to START LIVING your life with self-awareness and intention. Specifically, we’re discussing:

  • Why your ultimate purpose in life is bigger than your career
  • How to fully embrace the amount of power you already have to design the life you want
  • How to uncover the unconscious beliefs and messages that have been leading to life circumstances you don’t want (aka – how to get unstuck!)
  • Targeted questions to help you get clear about what your truth is
  • The importance of deliberately living in congruence with your highest and best self
  • How to develop self-awareness and mindfulness strategies that will allow you to take control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors
  • How living intentionally and in congruence with your values leads to authentic happiness and finding your passion

If you have been feeling stuck lately and are struggling to find clarity and direction in life and your career, I hope you listen to this episode.

With love and respect,

Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby

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10 Comments

  1. I’ll go first. Some of the signposts pointing the way forward on my journey to create the life that I currently have were related to my “flow” experiences. For example, I lose myself when I am absorbed in writing, and creating things like podcasts and videos for you. Really! But also, even before that, (even before I became a counselor) I became aware that I found it very meaningful to talk to people about deeper things. I also loved learning about science, research, and especially social sciences and psychology. Paying attention to these life experiences and thinking about options for doing more of what I enjoyed led me here, to you!

    So: Your turn! How about YOU? What do YOU enjoy? What types of activities do YOU lose yourself in? What makes you feel like you’re doing what you were put here to do?

  2. Well, guess I’ll go second then. I listened through your entire podcast and found it enlightening to say the least. I’ve always looked at things from a circumstantial perspective, rather than via my own sense of agency and values. When you mentioned those points in your podcast, a figurative light bulb just kinda turned itself on in my head. Instead of asking myself “What should you be doing to the world based on what’s been given to you?” I began asking myself “What is it that you do that makes you the happiest and makes you lose your sense of time?” In my culture, it is sometimes deemed selfish to think of this latter thought, for people would consider you to be selfish, self-absorbed and, well, individualistic. However, upon looking at many great people from multiple cultures around the world, though they all accomplished different things, good and bad, they all had one thing in common: They didn’t focus on what was given to them, but rather what they themselves valued and could bring to the world. Of course, societal circumstances as well as opportunities are mostly uncontrollable on the individual level, but simply knowing that I have agency in what I do and choosing to do those things brings me a sense of joy and, most importantly, a sense of serenity and balance.

    For me, what brings me the most joy and sense of flow is when I do things requiring spontaneous hand-eye coordination. I’ve been playing table tennis since I was a kid and I’ve been playing it for over a decade now and have only grown to love it more. I realized that it was not necessarily the tournaments I’ve won that kept me going, not necessarily the fact that I was self-taught and persevered through hardships on my own (though it is inspiring, especially in retrospect), but rather the simple act of playing the sport itself: The lack of predictability, the spontaneity, the speed, the hand-eye coordination, the mental game. As a result, I have begun looking into jobs that demand spontaneity as well as good hand-eye coordination and I look forward to discovering what I shall find!

    With all due respect, but since you’ve mentioned it’s okay to comment on what annoyed me the most in your podcast, it was probably the first 10~15 minutes or so where you talked about yourself, Instagram, blah blah blah haha. But when you got into the actual contents, it completely blew me away. Therefore, I’d like to thank you for sharing this beautiful podcast and I look forward to checking out some of the other contents by you as well as on Growingself.

  3. I absolutely loose track of time when playing with my pitbulls.
    I also love traveling to new places with my mate.
    Also, I enjoy meeting amazing people who are charged with love.

    1. Wonderful self-awarenesses Maria! Thank you for sharing them. I hope that being in touch with these parts of yourself helps you find a satisfying path forward that is congruent with your highest and best. xoxo, Lisa

  4. I’ll go first. Some of the signposts pointing the way forward on my journey to create the life that I currently have were related to my “flow” experiences. For example, I lose myself when I am absorbed in writing, and creating things like podcasts and videos for you. Really! But also, even before that, (even before I became a counselor) I became aware that I found it very meaningful to talk to people about deeper things. I also loved learning about science, research, and especially social sciences and psychology. Paying attention to these life experiences and thinking about options for doing more of what I enjoyed led me here, to you!

    So: Your turn! How about YOU? What do YOU enjoy? What types of activities do YOU lose yourself in? What makes you feel like you’re doing what you were put here to do?

  5. Well, guess I’ll go second then. I listened through your entire podcast and found it enlightening to say the least. I’ve always looked at things from a circumstantial perspective, rather than via my own sense of agency and values. When you mentioned those points in your podcast, a figurative light bulb just kinda turned itself on in my head. Instead of asking myself “What should you be doing to the world based on what’s been given to you?” I began asking myself “What is it that you do that makes you the happiest and makes you lose your sense of time?” In my culture, it is sometimes deemed selfish to think of this latter thought, for people would consider you to be selfish, self-absorbed and, well, individualistic. However, upon looking at many great people from multiple cultures around the world, though they all accomplished different things, good and bad, they all had one thing in common: They didn’t focus on what was given to them, but rather what they themselves valued and could bring to the world. Of course, societal circumstances as well as opportunities are mostly uncontrollable on the individual level, but simply knowing that I have agency in what I do and choosing to do those things brings me a sense of joy and, most importantly, a sense of serenity and balance.

    For me, what brings me the most joy and sense of flow is when I do things requiring spontaneous hand-eye coordination. I’ve been playing table tennis since I was a kid and I’ve been playing it for over a decade now and have only grown to love it more. I realized that it was not necessarily the tournaments I’ve won that kept me going, not necessarily the fact that I was self-taught and persevered through hardships on my own (though it is inspiring, especially in retrospect), but rather the simple act of playing the sport itself: The lack of predictability, the spontaneity, the speed, the hand-eye coordination, the mental game. As a result, I have begun looking into jobs that demand spontaneity as well as good hand-eye coordination and I look forward to discovering what I shall find!

    With all due respect, but since you’ve mentioned it’s okay to comment on what annoyed me the most in your podcast, it was probably the first 10~15 minutes or so where you talked about yourself, Instagram, blah blah blah haha. But when you got into the actual contents, it completely blew me away. Therefore, I’d like to thank you for sharing this beautiful podcast and I look forward to checking out some of the other contents by you as well as on Growingself.

  6. I absolutely loose track of time when playing with my pitbulls.
    I also love traveling to new places with my mate.
    Also, I enjoy meeting amazing people who are charged with love.

  7. Kaija!! Thank you so much for sharing your story, as well as your feedback. Noted! I am so glad that this podcast was meaningful to you. Thank you for listening! xoxo, Lisa

  8. Wonderful self-awarenesses Maria! Thank you for sharing them. I hope that being in touch with these parts of yourself helps you find a satisfying path forward that is congruent with your highest and best. xoxo, Lisa

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