How To Understand Life Purpose

Zaid K. Dahhaj
5 min readJun 1, 2018

It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” (Winston S. Churchill)

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What is Life Purpose?

An overarching mission in life. Your life’s work. Something important enough, noble enough, beautiful enough for you to die for. Something you choose to completely commit yourself to.

Why is it Important?

Having a life purpose grounds you, maximizes your chances for career/business success, and gives you opportunities for a high-quality satisfaction that comes from having a great career that has a meaningful impact on the world. Increased flow experiences. Mastery. Money. Autonomy.

Life Purpose: Key Points

Find something outside yourself that you can commit to. If you aren’t sure of what that could possibly be, commit right now to do whatever it takes to find it.

Your purpose should be about the positive, creative impact you want to have on the world. What do you want to create? What do you want to express? Who do you want to help? What wrongs do you want to right in society? How do you want to change humanity?

The ignorant work for their own profit while the wise work for the welfare of the world, without thought for themselves.” (Bhagavad Gita)

It’s not about how much money you want to make or who you want to please. It’s about being passionate, expressive, and useful to society.

What are you willing to die for? If you’re not willing to die for anything,

A) How will you out-compete someone who is?


B) You will not do what is necessary to be great. Being great takes too much work.

What is the most meaningful thing in life? That should be your purpose. It’s actually very easy to dig out, but being honest with yourself about it is anything but easy. Your mind with create excuse after excuse about why you can’t do that. Why you can’t make money doing the thing that you find most meaningful.

Purpose is completely personal. There is no right meaning. Different people will have completely different purposes and meanings, and that’s okay. Ultimately…

Zaid K. Dahhaj

Sleep King. Helping family men fix fatigue in less than 42 days without letting loved ones suffer. Founder: The 2AM Podcast.