Knowing your purpose and values also tells you something deeper: it shows you what success and self-actualisation look like for you.
Your Purpose is to use your two best qualities, in the ways you most love applying them, to create whatever an ideal world looks like to you.
Your Values are what bring you the deepest feelings of flow and aliveness when you are working in alignment with them.
This means that the more you live in line with your purpose and values the more you are applying your best qualities, in the ways you most enjoy, to achieve what matters most to you, and generating the deepest feelings of flow and aliveness.
In other words, your purpose and values show you what success and fulfilment look like for you as a human being. They show you what self-actualisation looks like to you, becoming who you truly are, or who you were meant to be.
You can find your life purpose and values by carrying out the simple exercises here (purpose) and here (values). And once you know them, no matter where you are starting from now, there is always some action you can take to move towards them.
Purpose and values are a recipe for becoming fully who you truly are.
Adapted from Inner Leadership. Buy the book