“Purpose in whatever you do and aim for matters a lot. Whether it’s the smallest goal or your dream and career, purpose defines your actions and gears you towards the goal,” says Matthew Goodchild, managing director of Chicago Vision. According to an article by Steve Knox on Success Magazine, “If You’re Searching for Purpose, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions” the writer says, “We are all searching for a purpose, a career and a life that really matter. So if you feel stuck, trapped or hopeless—if you want more—ask yourself these five questions to get your life back on track.” He goes on to asking 5 strong questions that really help us determine the goal and if our purpose is worthwhile for us.
The first question Knox asks is, “Why am I here? Seriously. Right now, whatever coffee shop, classroom, cubicle or conference room you might be sitting in, why are you here? What brought me to this moment? Who you are becoming far outweighs who you are. If what you are doing today is not making you a better human being or the world a better place, you are probably on the wrong path.” At Chicago Vision, we instil a mindset that portrays how important clarity is. Clarity is one of the things that helps us focus in on what we want. Asking yourself “Why am I here,” makes you understand your circumstances and see what you can do to change it if you don’t like it.
The second important question that Knox gives us is, “What is my story? Stories are powerful, regardless of whether they are true. They give you a narrative to live by and life lessons to pass on, that shape and inform the person you are becoming. One of the reasons you might be experiencing unrest and frustration in life today is that you might not have a better story shaping your life. You need a heroic narrative. A story that calls out your best and highest self. A narrative that demands you bring your full attention, strength, and personality to the task at hand, creating a life of significance and substance.”
“These questions are really important and help you define what you want. You matter at the end of the day and if you’re not happy — do something about it? Finding purpose encompasses all things and once you do you’ll feel alive,” mentions Matthew Goodchild of Chicago Vision. Knox writes, “Your life is not your own. The world needs you to discover what makes you come alive and for you to use that in service to a cause bigger than yourself.”