“Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.” ― Mandy Hale
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates.-Thomas Szasz
So you are reading this article, and you’re passionate about the answer, then I can consider you as an old soul. It means that you’re excited about exploring yourself.
- Do you want to know who you are?
- What purpose you have?
- Why is this life gifted to you?
If the answer is yes, then you’re on the right track.
I believe that every person has a purpose to live. No one is living on this planet without reason. Our first way of exploring that question is to explore ourselves. And that comes from the question how can I find myself.
To find the answer, you have to consider yourself for having a journey. A journey for a better purpose of your life. There are some short of things that you can do to find yourself. I am going to list it out below.
Find Your Purpose in Life
“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
As you already know, the journey will be started by finding your purpose. Without a purpose your life is worthless. You need to understand it first.
- What is the objective of your life?
- What matters to you?
- What carries your heart away from the things that you’re doing right now.
Looking Back Into The Past
“The most difficult thing in life is to drop the past because to drop the past means to drop the whole identity, to drop the whole personality, it is to drop yourself, you are nothing but your past, you are nothing but your condition.” –Osho
When we choose to make a dramatic change in our life, one thing we need to do first and that would be moving away from our past, and to focusing on our present. Moving away from our past is always hard, but you can do that.
There is a simple task that will help us in this regards, and what would be it?
- Just write it on a piece of paper.
- What were the bad memories you have of your past?
- List them all.
- Once have you complete it, write the explanations below it.
- And what you have learned from that mistakes. It’s like saying sorry for yourself.
Most of the time we say sorry without meaning it. Do you know what is the primary purpose behind that five words? It means that you are apologizing for your mistakes, and you have learned something from that, and you have decided that it would never go to happen again. In the same way, you need to do that with your past mistakes.
Value Your Thoughts
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care of what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.- Swami Vivekananda
It would be a lie, if I disagree with the fact that, sometimes I feel a disconnect with the society. Its seems like that I won’t entirely fit into that, there is a gap that works. Honestly, at times I thought everyone is doing the same thing in their life.
They get a good education, got a good job and got married, raise their kids and one day the final call comes.
- Should not be there is a bigger purpose for life?
- What’s your thoughts about the world?
- How you take the good and the bad?
- How do your ideas work into your life?
- Do you value those thoughts that come into your mind?
Start Depending On Yourself
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ― Rumi
Self-confidence plays a big role when it comes to finding yourself. If you don’t have faith in yourself how come you be able to find yourself. A less confident person spends his whole time by reading and listing to others.
He doesn’t have confidence in himself. He is afraid that he cannot make a difference in the society. Let’s take an example of public speaking, how do you feel when it comes to public speaking?
Remember you can do whatever you want, if it’s imaginable, you can do that. Be patient with yourself; be confident everything shall go on the right track then.
Stop judging other people
“Even a book can be dangerous in the wrong hands, and when that happens, you blame the hands, but you also read the book.” ― Erika Johansen
Sometimes it’s become easy for us to judge someone, without knowing the circumstances of that person’s life. It’s something that we all do.
Judging can be an easy task, there is no effort needed for that, you can easily level someone. But by leveling that person, you’re losing your capability of seeing the positive side of a person.
Every person has something positive in him; the best way to grow ourselves is to see that positive side only.