Lesson 2: Finding yourself before finding your purpose
First, write down every way you’re unique. It could include your experiences, knowledge, talent, luck, struggles, passions, etc. It should be detailed enough that no other person on Earth can have the same things written (just like your DNA and fingerprints are unique).
Next, write down every person you admire or see as a mentor. It doesn’t matter if you have ever met them or not. Just write every name that comes to your mind. Got your list? Now, for each person, write the qualities you admire about them. Then, why do you admire that quality? What does it say about what you value?
In the end, you’ll have a list of values that will guide you.
Next, we need to explore your strengths. You can take the strengths finder survey at https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/questionnaires/survey-character-strengths (you’ll have to create an account). Or you can simply explore all the strengths here: https://www.viacharacter.org/character-strengths and figure out your strengths (everyone has all 24 strengths, just in different amounts).
And finally, knowing your personality can help you decide what kind of work you should do. Start thinking about it because, in the next lesson, we’ll start discovering your purpose.[/text_block]