You don't. The truth is many people get through their lives fairly happily without ever finding out what their true Life Purpose is.
My father, Jack, is one example. He lived a full life he enjoyed until his health deteriorated. He died two months before his 95th birthday. A life that long would take at least a book to share but just so you can get an impression: From Herefordshire (UK) he went to southern Rhodesia with his 1st wife (he had 3) after serving in WWII, at a time when you could only get to Africa by ship and you had no idea what you were going to find when you got off that ship...
Even though he wore glasses for an astigmatism from age three he was sport-mad, playing it if he could, otherwise watching it. Our household would have the TV on with one game going on live, a radio by his ear with another one on and another radio in the kitchen with yet another one on. Yep, dad was a full on, energetic person. We all had to join in or hide! He loved us 4 kids deeply. He was an accountant by profession and always had such respect from his peers for his loyalty, accuracy and fairness. What a passionate, fully lived life!
However, once he got into his 90s when his incomparable health began to fail him, he couldn't read any more and struggled to hear properly, the arthritis in his lower back was excruciating if he walked for longer than five minutes at a time and his mind began to fail, he struggled to see the value of his life. He didn't feel he'd made a difference, that he'd done enough. He saw his choices as having been selfish.
I offered to help him discover his life's purpose and finally his life made some sense to him. He saw purpose to the choices he'd made even where they'd had a 'bad' impact on others, the challenges he'd had thrown at him and how he'd responded. It gave him some understanding even in hindsight, and some peace.
But how would he have chosen differently if he'd understood what the challenges he encountered were about when they were happening (like his 2nd wife dying and leaving him with 3 young kids and no job), if he'd understood where he needed to deepen his skill set (like expressing his leadership skills with more forethought and thus more effectively) and where his Natural Value could contribute best (his phenomenal standards, belief in others and sense of fairness)?
He lived his life at the level he did because he didn't know what was possible for him. Even with the full life he lead, in retrospect he saw it was a smaller one than he could have lived.
What about you? Are you living your life from a smaller perspective than you are designed for? How do you know what's really possible for you?
As a colleague of mine says, in every acorn is the potential of the tree. Will you forever stunt your growth by living a life based on what you're avoiding?
I hope not. This world needs you. You can make a real difference.
Actually I take what I said earlier back... I think you do need to know your Life Purpose, if not for yourself then for the difference you'll make for the rest of us.
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