Find What You're Passionate About
One of the most important components of understanding how to live a purposeful life is uncovering the issues, people, and needs that you’re passionate about. What do you care about? What really matters to you? Oftentimes these things are intimately connected with a personal experience that you have had.
For example, if your mother died prematurely of lung cancer, you might be passionate about finding a cure to this disease or helping women who are in the hospital undergoing treatments. If there were days when your parents were unsure about how they were going to buy food, you might be particularly moved by the plight of children in danger of going hungry. The key is to identify the one or two needs you care about most. Then, begin volunteering to help solve that problem.