Bryan Dijkhuizen

The Importance of Discovering Your Purpose & Becoming a Better Human

I’m trying to discover my purpose here.

Our purpose hasn’t been defined. I’m sure of that. We can all find out our own little bit of destiny.

It’s a journey, not a destination. You might not find your purpose overnight, but that’s okay.

Keep exploring new hobbies, meeting new people, and trying new things. Eventually, you’ll find something that ignites a passion within you and helps you define your purpose.

At least, that what I think will happen.

There are a lot of things that come with discovering what you want in life. I did it by:

  • Meditation
  • Cold showers
  • Deep reading/learning
  • Exploring/traveling
  • Journaling
  • Writing in general

You might have other things that enlighten you. That’s okay, find a way for yourself. But there’s one thing we all have or need to have in common: setting a goal.

If you don’t set goals, you won’t get far.

“If you don’t know your destination you will always fail to reach your destination. Set goals.”

Michael Pilarczyk

 Take a look at this article about unlocking happiness .

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Guide to Setting Goals

Setting goals is a crucial step in achieving success and fulfillment in life. Without goals, it can be challenging to stay focused and motivated.

By setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals, you can create a roadmap to help you reach your desired destination.

I love to travel around by train. Often I have no end destination, I just hop on whatever train I see. Sometimes that leads to exciting new adventures,  like last weekend when I visited Antwerp by Thalys . I never would have done that if I had to plan a 11-hour journey.

But often, no goals lead to chaos.

If we translate this to my travel life, when I would have been abroad in let’s say Austria, in a region I don’t know, it could have ended up badly.

  • The train could bring me to a direction I don’t want to go.
  • It’s possible that I accidentally took the last train and don’t get back.

That’s also possible in life.

If you don’t have a good plan, you’ll end up in places you don’t know what to do. It could get messy and you want to avoid that at all costs.

The Problem With Setting Goals

Most people don’t want to think about where they’re going.

It’s like talking about death. They’re afraid

“Just do what’s expected of you.”

says everybody.

That’s the safe way. Most people don’t dare to dream and be ambitious.

I do.

People want to experience wealth, health, and happiness, but don’t want to do anything for it. Following other people will not lead you to your destination.

I’ve never had a real goal. I thought I knew what I wanted and eventually that made me really unhappy. Setting goals has motivated me to do things that I like and that I could make money off.

The same with personal happiness. After this happened I started reading a lot of self-help and growth books that gave me insights that I never could have come up with all by myself.

How to Set Proper Goals

  • Identify your values and prioritize what is most important to you.
  • Make your goals specific and measurable so that you can track your progress.
  • Set achievable goals that are realistic and within your reach.
  • Make your goals relevant to your overall vision and purpose.
  • Set a deadline for achieving your goals to give yourself a sense of urgency.

By following these tips, you can set goals that will help guide you on your journey towards success and fulfillment.

Remember that setting goals is not just about achieving a specific outcome, but also about the personal growth and development that comes from striving towards something meaningful.

People need guidance until they start to think for themselves, then life begins.

– Bryan Dijkhuizen

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