“How to Know Your Life’s Purpose in 5 Minutes” was the name of a Ted Talk I recently viewed. Seriously. This is a game-changer. The speaker, Adam Leipzig, made the observation that at a twenty-five year college reunion few of his classmates had not yet figured out their purpose in life. In fact, as he conducted an informal survey, he was stunned to realize 80% of them said they were unhappy with their lives. And, let’s be clear, these were not people who had graduated from PoDunk Valley Junior College. Nope. These were all Yale graduates who were making some serious money.
In the short video Leipzig asks the audience five simple questions which help them figure our their purpose in life. Here’s what I like about it. At the end of the video you will have a one sentence answer to this question: “So what do you do?” Have you ever been asked that question and just sort of floundered around for an answer? I sure have, especially in the last year of my life as I struggled to find God’s will for the next chapter of my life.
As I quickly worked through the video I was stunned to see I had arrived at an answer to that important question in the previous paragraph. Here’s what just jumped out at me: “I help people to journey from hopeless to hopeful to hope-filled.” That’s it. And of course, I do that by pointing people to Christ.
Here’s an idea. Why not watch the 10 minute video, answer the questions, and write out the answer to the question “So what do you do?” THEN, be brave and share it on this page in the comment section. Your reply will help yourself and it just might help someone else!
Here’s the link which will take you to the Youtube video…