5 Steps to Get Closer to Your Purpose

In college I would stay up all night taking life test trying to figure out which career path was best for me. It was so frustrating. I wanted direction. I wanted to know which path I should take.

Then one night, it hit me. To figure out my path, It required me to take a deeper look at the things I enjoyed.

Here are the steps I took to get one step closer to my purpose.

  1. Write down everything  you enjoy doing. Sounds easy, but really sit down and write everything you enjoy. From shopping, to reading, or riding a bike. EVERYTHING.
  2. Research each category. For example; if you enjoy reading, then you can look into being an editor, or review movie scripts, or start a book club, or write reviews on books. The list can go on and on.
  3. Try it. Move forward with the activity the you enjoy the most. For Example; when I first realized I enjoyed fashion. I took a class on how to be a fashion buyer. I didn’t care for it, so then I interned as a stylist at a popular fashion showroom. It was just okay. So, then I became a fashion blogger, which was a lot of fun. Becoming a fashion blogger made me realize that I enjoyed blogging. Enjoying blogging made me realize that I wanted to write more in-depth content.
  4. Keep going down your list, until you find something you enjoy. You can also keep looking deeper into all the possibilities of one area that interest you the most.
  5. Don’t Give up! It took me 5 years to get to this point of my life. We’re meant to keep evolving, and as we grow we will get closer to our purpose.

Figuring out a career or purpose isn’t easy, but I highly recommend finding ways to try it without getting fully committed. Because the truth is, you won’t know if you like it until you try it! 


I hope that sharing my experiences and sharing your experiences that we both grow to reach our full potential!

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0 thoughts on “5 Steps to Get Closer to Your Purpose

  • Reply JOSHUA April 13, 2016 at 3:58 am

    So true! Alot of good nuggets! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences with world!

  • Reply CheeChee April 18, 2016 at 5:24 am

    I’m in college now and I thought I knew what I wanted but now I feel lost. Thank you for 5 steps and advice. I will definitely try this out and most of all I will NOT Give Up!!!


    • Reply loveshantalcole April 19, 2016 at 3:33 am

      Hi CheeChee,

      Thanks so much for reading this post, Im glad that it was able to help! College is an awesome time to try different things. Your welcome to direct message me with any questions. shantalnicole1@gmail.com

      Good Luck!


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