To soul search is to discover your purpose, what are you meant to do? I probably ask this question to myself on a daily basis; when I’m in class, at work and even before I fall asleep most nights. And recently, I have caught myself pondering the idea more.
It’s easy to get trapped in a routine because you need to not because you want to. Being in a state of “World-Weary” is the feeling of “no longer excited, interested, or enthusiastic about anything in life”. If you think you’ve lost your spark along the way, ask yourself these important questions…
1. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
As kids, we were truly free, our imaginations ran wild. If you dreamed of being a ballerina or an actor, your career choice might involve more creativity and hands-on projects. If you dreamed of being a doctor or an astronaut, your career outcome might include more logical reasoning and critical thinking. Tap into your inner child, they’re still there with you and often hint clues to who we really are.
2. Who are the most significant people in your life?
They are your biggest supporters and push you to be the best version of yourself you can be. They witness your true strengths and weaknesses, and see past the immense pressure you put on yourself because they know you’re capable of anything. Listen to these people often and never let them leave.
3. Who are your inspirations and why?
There is a reason this person, place, or thing is an inspiration to you. You are drawn to it, what drew you to it? Find that reason.
4. Is there anyone or anything holding you back from chasing your dreams?
Let that go, now. You can’t find yourself if you have negative influences weighing you down, including yourself. We are all our own worst enemies.
5. Do you have any talents or hobbies?
If yes, embrace them, this is what makes you especially unique. Pick up a new hobby, you may discover something you never knew you liked, and it may lead to something bigger and better. Even if it doesn’t take off, at least you what you don’t like and your one step closer to figuring out what you do like.
6. Are you setting new goals?
When you set goals and achieve them, it gives you a huge sense of accomplishment. If or when you stop setting new goals, you can easily plateau and not grow the way you were meant to. Try writing your goals down. It may hold you more accountable and motivate you to achieve them.
7. If you could spend the next week doing whatever you wanted, what would it be?
This questions speaks volumes to me and is a true testament to who I am. If you can answer this question, this is what you should be doing. If absolutely nothing is stopping you, not even fear, this is your calling.
8. If you could step out of your body would you love the person standing before you or would you not even recognize yourself?
Always put more good out into the world, it’s always necessary.
9. What is something you have longed to do but haven’t followed through with?
Why didn’t you follow through? Make a list of the places you want to go and people you want to meet and start making it a priority, start living.
10. If today was your last day on Earth, would you feel you lived a fulfilled life?
Find what makes you complete. That I have no answers for because that is up to you. What completes me isn’t going to complete you.