What Should I Do With My Life?

Have you ever asked “What should I do with my life?”

When we’re in grade school our teachers ask us “What do you want to be when your grow up?”

Everyone wants to be someone heroic like a fire fighter or a police officer
Or someone that matters like a teacher or a nurse or a doctor.

And somewhere in between the time when you’re a kid and an adult other things happen and you begin to live a life around surviving.

You wanted to get a job that would pay the bills.

Then here comes middle age and you start asking “does my life matter?” or “do I really make a difference in this world?”

And you begin to ask this question again “What should I do with my life?”

“What should I be when I grow up?” even though you’re already grown up.

After tons of research and a lot of money spent on training, personal coaching, assessments and other things trying to figure out the answer to this question.

I realized that what you should do with your life boils down to just 4 things.

These 4 things are wrapped up in my definition of purpose and understanding what to do with your life.

Here’s the definition:

When you find what you love to do and use what you’re great at doing to become a solution to problems that you feel called by God to fix.

That’s where you’ll find what you’re supposed to do with your life.

It’s a specific role where these 4 things intersect.


It’s when you find what you love to do those are your passions.  The things that excite you in life.


This is where you do what you’re great at doing.   These are your strengths or inborn talents in your life that have been developed.

The Gallup Organization has asked millions of people “How many of you get to do what you do great on a daily basis?”

Do you know how many people say they get to do that?


Less than 2 out of 10 people in thise world are getting to use their God given gifts and talents in an area that matters!

That’s one of the things that drove me to do research on this topic because I wanted to be 1 of those 2 people and I wanted to see if I could get that number higher.

What would happen if 50% of people could say they get to do what they do great on a daily basis?

How great would that be?!

This world would be a totally different place because people would feel fulfilled and like they’re actually making a difference in this world.


This is when you become a solution to problems.

So believe it or not.

You’ve been created to make a difference.

You have been created to serve people and you do that by solving problems.

In fact, when it comes to money you get paid according to the size problem that you fix.

So when you fix bigger problems you get paid more.

Your life might not be about making money, I don’t think it should be about making money, I think it should be about contributing to the world and solving problems and making a difference.

And when you’re involved in this role, statistics shows that when people are involved in a role that matters to them they make more money.

Not that money is the issue, but it is a plus if you could build a life that matters and get paid to do it!


The fourth and final part is understanding what God is calling you to do.

I believe that every single one of you has something inside of you that is put there by God.

He says “I designed you to be a part of this one thing.”

And it comes down to understanding how to discover that one thing.

And living your life according to that thing that God has called you to do.


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