November 10, 2020

Finding Your Life’s Purpose


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Of course it is. But the bigger question is what is your purpose?

Imagine my delight to stumble across this Ted Talk … ‘How to know your life’s purpose in 5 minutes.’ Finally!

Adam sets the scene pretty quickly. You just need to ask yourself 5 questions and ‘Bob’s your Uncle’.

5 Questions To Answer Your Purpose

  • who you were
  • what do you do
  • who do they do it for
  • what those people want or need
  • what they get out of it - how they changed as a result

Simple. Right?

It’s so simple that he takes the entire audience on a journey of him asking - and them answering - those 5 questions, by shouting them out.

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The answer to question 1 - after a little prompting - was loud.

Question 2, still pretty good.

After that it all falls apart. By the time you get to the answer to number 5, well it’s not that you could hear a pin drop - but you kind of get the feeling that the audience is sorry for him.


I think it’s because the questions are easy. You’ve read them so many times before. The answers, not so much.

To be clear, the purpose of this article is not to state the ‘bleeding obvious’, but rather to highlight that if you are struggling with that definition. It’s ok …

We all are!

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