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Questions to find your purpose

Question # 1 What sustainable development goal are you working towards?

Question # 2 What are your values?

Your purpose is not what you think it should be.

Your purpose is who you can’t help being.

Question # 3 What is your story?

When Kathi shared her purpose statement with her family and friends, this was their response:

“Yes! That’s you - all the time!”

The purpose is often hidden in the stories that a person or an organization can tell about her / his / its past. Example NestlĂŠ was founded to save the life of a baby. Adapted from:

Question # 4 What do people, you help every day, really need?

Which of the tasks you do every day are the most useful / creates the most value / create the highest benefit for people you help?

One musician described his profound sense of meaningfulness when his father attended a performance of his for the first time and finally came to appreciate and understand the musician’s work.

Research shows that individuals tend to experience their work as meaningful when it matters to others more than just to themselves.

Question # 5 What are you really good at?

What skills do people frequently compliment you on?

Of the work activities, you do, which ones require less effort?

Throughout your life, what have you

gotten noticed for?

What do you do because you believe you are the best

person to do it?

Question # 6 What are you feeling that your purpose needs to be?

What are you feeling is the right thing for you to do?

Adapted from

Of the tasks, you do every day, which tasks are getting you closer to your purpose? What are you learning that you need to do?

Adapted from

How will communities, you feel a part of, be better in the future because of your actions? Location 1750.

Evolutionary purpose means that people listen and help

the person or organization grow into what she / he / it needs to be rather than try to control or shape it based on their preferences.

Fast-forward 10 years. What is the one thing that, if you never pursued it, you’d always regret?

Adapted from

Question # 7 What do you think you were put on earth to learn and to teach?

What do you think you were put on this earth to learn? What were you put on earth to teach?

Additional sources p. 48.'s-Purpose

Profile for Frank Calberg

Questions to find your purpose  

6 questions to find your purpose. Research included.

Questions to find your purpose  

6 questions to find your purpose. Research included.