The folks at Vox have a good guide on how to find your purpose in life. According to them, your purpose…
- is a long-term calling, act, or way of life that interests you
- something you have some competence in
- makes a marginal difference in the world
For some people, their purpose is obvious. Their work is their purpose. Or their role as a parent or sibling gives them purpose. Some gain purpose from acts of kindness. Others get it from creative tasks.
If you want some guidance on discovering your purpose, I recommend this: What do I do with my life? Here’s a non-stressful approach to finding your purpose. – Vox