Step 2: Find out what energizes you. Be careful, you can burn out your life purpose if you pursue it in the wrong ways — ways that deplete rather than energize you. It is not enough to know the problem you want to solve; you have to think carefully about the way that you want to solve it. So to find your life purpose, ask yourself: What energizes you?
Step 3: Find out what you are willing to sacrifice for. When you find something that you are willing to sacrifice lots for, you know that you've found your purpose. So ask yourself: What are you willing to sacrifice for?
Step 4: Find out who you want to help. To find your life purpose, ask yourself: Who do you want to help? There are many ways to chip away at the same problem, and it's up to you to find out who you want to help. By figuring out the specific person or people you want to help, you can more easily find your purpose.
Step 5: Find out how you want to help. Ask yourself: What do you love to do? And how do you apply this passion to your purpose? To find your purpose, you need to figure out how you can best use your passions and skills to achieve your unique goals and solve your unique problems.
Finding your life purpose is a lifelong journey. It's OK to take it one step at a time. It's normal to pause and reevaluate regularly. And it's OK to feel overwhelmed. Nothing worth doing is easy, and this will not always be easy. You will encounter frustrations and challenges along the way. Some days, you'll throw your hands up in the air in defeat. But then you'll remember Step 1. You're driven to solve this problem, and for some reason, you won't let yourself give up.