Create A Purpose: Use These Tips To Find Out How To Make Your Life Meaningful

Lukas Schwekendiek
3 min readJul 20, 2022
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Fast forward to the end of your life.

At the end of everything, when your life is in it’s final breaths, what lesson do you think mattered most?

What defined your life?

What qualities did you admire or aspire to have?

What sentence do you want written on your tombstone?

Think about these questions and feel the answer.

When you do you will quickly realize one simple truth:

There is nothing that you should do that makes life meaningful.

There is no perfect answer, no golden middle, no ideal path to meaning.

It is all on what you value, what you derive meaning from and what matters to you that will define your purpose and your life.

Asking the question of what you “should” do will only lead you to a path that isn’t yours.

Everyone you ask will tell you their path, but their path will not feel the same to you.

For instance, if you ask me how to make your life meaningful then I would say you should become a coach.

Be a light that inspires others to shine even brighter!

I believe that the most value you can bring is by starting as many snowballs as possible.

Help one person and they will help at least one, which will help at least one more and so on and so forth.

If I then help thousands or millions of people it will ripple to change the entire world.

Now, if you ask a teacher, they will say the best thing you can do is to inspire the new generation.

If you ask a person at an animal shelter, they will say the most meaningful life is one where you save as many animals as possible.

If you ask Elon Musk, he might say it is to explore space, if you ask Albert Einstein the answer would be to uncover the truths of how our world works, and if you ask Cristiano Ronaldo he might say it is to be the best you can be.

I honestly do not know what they would say, but I do know they would derive a different meaning from life than you or…

Lukas Schwekendiek

Life Coach, Speaker, Writer. Published on TIME, Inc & Huffington Post.