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Reflect Upon Your Purpose in Life

Updated on January 31, 2018
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Kulsum Mehmood is an Eye Consultant with 30 plus years of experience. She is single mother and a philanthropist. She is in a full time job.

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Reflect upon Your Purpose in Life

We often wonder about our purpose in life. Why are we here? Why were we born? What is the real meaning of Life?

We can begin to understand our purpose in life by answering this questionaire:

  1. What is it that people say you are really good at?
  2. What were you involved in doing when you lost all track of time?
  3. What is it that you are most proud of in your life?
  4. Who is living the life you would like to live yourself?
  5. What job would you happily do even without any monetary benefit for yourself?
  6. How would you want to be remembered?
  7. According to you What is most important in life?
  8. What is it that you get excited about?
  9. What is it you get angry about?
  10. How do you tackle both?

After answering this questionnaire reflect upon the answers and you will get some insight on your purpose in life and the type of life and the nature of the career you should select for yourself.

It is of prime importance that each one of us have a worthy purpose in life. We should not pass through this life without a purpose in life. It is worthwhile to evaluate ourselves and review the type of life we are leading at present. How can we change it and improve it? So that we make a worthwhile contribution to our own lives and to the society at large.

  • How to tackle Negative Thinking
    How to tackle Negative Thinking? In day to day living there occur many occasions when we tend to indulge in negative thinking. This is not good for our mental health. It leads to stress and many other psycho – somatic problems, which are better avoided in the first place. Negative thinking leads to depression. We should think positive. We should be positive.
  • How can we be positive : Be optimistic about your future. Tackle squarely the situation which is threatening your present peace of mind, Plough through the problem. Find solutions. Some problems cannot be solved. Have the wisdom to find out such problems. Learn to live peacefully with it. Remember, time heals.
  • Love yourself. Have a high degree of feeling of self – worth. You are unique. Remember, when God created the universe, after creating the planets, mountains, forests and the sky He thought the universe needed one of YOU too. So He created you. He created you for a purpose. It is now upto you to find out that purpose in life and live up to it.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Very good aslanlight. I am glad for you. Thumbs up.

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      aslanlight 7 years ago from England

      Answering your questions has confirmed that I'm doing exactly what I should be doing! Thanks

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Selection of the job. Most of the time I have been doing Honorary work for peanuts. I wish I had been involved in a better paying job and secured my future. Better late than never. At the moment I AM in a job which pays me well and I also have job satisfaction and an opportunity to serve the society as well. Thanks for visiting and the comments antonio bimbo.

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      antonio bimbo 8 years ago

      When reflecting on your life and your choices, what do you wish you'd had the insight to do differently?

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thank you Lgali for your comments.

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      very nice messages thanks

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      very nice messages thanks

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Hi Goldistring. What is most important to you in your life? Makes you think. We have to get our priorities right. Right? Personally, I think, physical, mental and spiritual health for myself and all the people I come in contact with; or, you may say, all mankind, is the most important factor in my life. Again, prior to good health, LIFE itself is the one most important thing in our lives. What do you think?

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      GoldiString 8 years ago

      Hi Kulsum..this is my favorite among your hubs. I cant figure out my answer to no. 7 question yet. I guess i have to stick to Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs. Thank you, wonderful hub.

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      open-minded 8 years ago

      great hub, made me think and I like that

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 9 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Yes jayb. You do that. It can be a sort of game in which you get an insight into your purpose in life and the choice of a suitable career. Thank you for visiting.

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      jayb23 9 years ago from India

      Brilliant Hub. Infact im going to use those questions like a checklist.

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      hot dorkage 9 years ago from Oregon, USA

      What I like is so close yet so far from what I do. It seems like the same thing, yet when you're in someone's pay for it, they seem to suck all the joy from it and make it about numbers.

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      someonewhoknows 9 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      Life is strange,it can be wonderful ,and terrible,depending,on how we live it based on what we believe,is true,through,our experiances ,physical,emotional,and mental.Change it the only constant.

      What we believe is true today,may not be true tomorrow ,we are here to learn all knowledge,and one lifetime is not enough.Many lifetimes will be required If ,you were born into a family ,where the father,is in a particular,ocupation,you may ,easily,learn ,that one,or maybe a relative of yours,or anyone else in your life who happens to be in an ocupation,you admire

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 9 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Hi Peggy. Here in India too a person usually goes through a few jobs till he settles in one. This is the usual course one follows. The main thing is job satisfaction. It comes to us when we select a job which excites us and we achieve happiness and satisfaction doing it. Only a lucky few get to experiencing it. Thanks for visiting.

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      Peggy Woods 9 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Those are excellent questions. Alas, not everyone has the choice of doing what they might like to do best and actually make a living at it. But your questions can point some people in the right direction if there is still time to make course corrections and they have the finances to accomplish it.

      In this day and age, most people will probably have several jobs in their life. At least in gold watch after 50 years of working with one company. Those days are gone forever for the most part.

      This would be a good questionaire for school children when deciding upon a career.


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