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Discovering Your Purpose in Life: A Real-World Guide 

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Embarking on the journey to discover your life’s purpose is a transformative experience, filled with introspection and personal growth. Inspired by the profound insights from the me&my health up podcast, where host Anthony Hartcher delves into the essence of finding one’s true calling and purpose, this guide is more than just a roadmap.

For many, the pursuit of purpose is clouded by the noise of daily responsibilities, societal pressures, and the daunting question, “What am I truly meant to do?” This guide aims to cut through that noise, offering clarity and structured steps drawn from the wisdom shared by Anthony Hartcher.

Each phase of this journey is designed to bring you closer to understanding your true self, aligning your actions with your deepest values, and ultimately, leading you to a life of fulfilment and authentic purpose.

Watch the full video of the episode here:

Reflecting on the Past Year 

The journey begins with reflection. Look back at the past year and consider the highs and lows, the goals you set, and the outcomes. This isn’t about judging your successes or failures but understanding the lessons each experience brought.  

Such reflection is crucial for setting the stage for future growth, helping you identify patterns and areas that need attention or change. 

Setting Realistic and Authentic Goals 

Setting Realistic and Authentic Goals

Transitioning from reflection to goal setting, it’s important to strike a balance between ambition and realism. Your goals should resonate with your deepest values and aspirations.  

This alignment ensures that your objectives are not only achievable but also fulfilling. Setting goals that are true to your inner self is key to maintaining motivation and ensuring a sense of meaningful accomplishment. 

Embracing Personal Development 

Embracing Personal Development

Personal development is an ongoing journey that significantly impacts your understanding of your purpose. It involves exploring various aspects of life, especially emotional intelligence, resilience, and health.  

Activities like reading, attending workshops, or therapy can be instrumental in this process, offering insights and skills that help you align your actions with your true calling. 

Childhood Influences and Future Direction 

Your early years often hold clues to your true passions and potential paths. Reflecting on your childhood interests and experiences can reveal how these influences have shaped your current interests and aspirations.  

This understanding can guide you in aligning your career and personal life with these early passions, leading to greater fulfilment and purpose. 

Aligning Career with Personal Values 

Aligning Career with Personal Values 

A fulfilling career should reflect your personal values and passions. Assessing how your current or desired job aligns with these values is crucial. If there’s a misalignment, consider what changes could bring your career more in line with your true self.  

This alignment ensures that your professional life is not just successful but also deeply satisfying and purposeful. 

Health and Well-Being as a Foundation 

Health and Well-Being as a Foundation

Good health is the foundation upon which you can build a life of purpose. It’s not just about physical health but also mental and emotional well-being. Prioritising your health is vital in ensuring you have the energy and well-being to pursue your identified interests and goals.  

Regular exercise, a nutritious diet, adequate sleep, and mental health care are all crucial components of this foundation.  

Identifying What Truly Matters 

Identifying What Truly Matters

To find your purpose, observe where your interests naturally lie. What topics consistently draw your attention? What activities do you engage in without needing external motivation? These interests often point towards your deeper purpose.  

Recognising these interests helps in setting goals that are not only achievable but also deeply fulfilling. 

Goal Setting: Prioritise and Plan 

With a clear understanding of your interests and values, set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals. Align these goals with your deepest values.  

Regularly review and adjust your goals to ensure they continue to align with your evolving interests and life circumstances. This process keeps you on a path that is consistently aligned with your purpose. 


Discovering your purpose in life is a unique and evolving journey. It requires deep self-reflection, understanding your values, and aligning your life with these values through specific, actionable steps. Embrace this journey wholeheartedly, and let the discovery of your purpose guide you towards a life of fulfilment and joy. 

Discover Holistic Health Coaching with me&my wellness 

In your journey to uncover your purpose in life, the right guidance can make all the difference. At me&my wellness, we offer holistic health coaching tailored to your unique health and wellness goals. Our approach is designed to align with your journey of self-discovery, helping you achieve not just physical well-being but also a deeper sense of purpose and fulfilment.  

Ready to take the next step in your journey? Book a 15-minute FREE consultation with us and embark on a path to a more fulfilled, purpose-driven life.