Having a purpose in life means having key elements that motivate you – the reason why you get up in the morning. 

Goals can guide life decisions, influence behaviour, set targets, offer a sense of direction and create meaning. For some, their aim in life is tied to a vocation – satisfying work that provides meaning. For others, their aim is found in their responsibilities towards their family and friends. Others look for meaning through spirituality or religious beliefs. Some people can find their aim in life when it is expressed in these aspects of life. 

The purpose of life of each person is unique. What you identify as your path in life is different from others’.  Furthermore, your life purpose can shift and change during your life in response to evolving priorities and the ups and downs of your life experiences. Questions that may arise when you are reflecting upon your purpose in life may include: who am I? where do I belong? and, when do I feel satisfied? 

Your purpose in life is your contribution. Some think twice about how to live their lives because they worry that they will end up being selfish. However, a true aim is recognising what you are good at and your talents to use them to give something to the world – whether your talents can be used to play good music to make others happy, help your friends solve their problems or, simply, to bring happiness to the lives of those around you. 

The main objective of life is focused on the end of a life that has reached its aim. When the authentic aim of your life is clear, you will be able to share it with others out there. According to Richard Leider, who is an expert on relationships in life, your talents together with your passions and values make up the purpose of your life. 

Above all, the aim of life is to live it in a way that does not have you asking yourself this question when the Creator calls you to ‘eternal life’.