Finding and living your purpose is a beautiful journey. It may happen quickly or over a longer period of time. Think of it like this: A treasure hunt, a perfectly paced adventure with your eyes and heart wide open. Don’t force it or feel pressure, enjoy the process and you will learn so much more from it.
It’s starts with the decision to be open and willing to take whatever steps you discover along the way. Listen for the inspiration and message you start to hear – and don’t ignore them. Be curious. Be brave. Be present in your thoughts and moments. Embrace it all.
I smile now when I think of myself “way back when”…while only a decade ago, it feels like a lifetime ago. I used to lie on the couch and read my favorite books by inspirational authors such as Wayne Dyer (I went through a huge Wayne Dyer phase!). These authors talked all the time about purpose, about everybody having one. I found inspiration in the writers’ words, and something about this concept of purpose connected very deeply with me.
I didn’t want to be a person who didn’t have a purpose.
Today I am continually amazed by the opportunities presented to me, to help others live more fulfilling lives. I am on this journey because I listened to my inner voice and discovered what truly made me happy.
Now it’s your turn!
“Seek, and you shall find,” as the proverb goes.
Don’t judge your intuitions and inspirations. Don’t set expectations of what your purpose “should” look like. It doesn’t have to be something BIG. It just has to be authentic and meaningful to you. The value of your impact on others and on the world has nothing to do with its scale.
There is a lot of distraction out there that can cause people to miss the purpose of their life, and my goal is to help you see past the noise. Think about all the stimuli around us – day to day work demands, family and friend commitments, society’s messages, devices that cause us to zone out and not be present and so much more. We need to remember to allow time to reflect and be silent and listen and most importantly, we can’t take on other people’s notions of what a life purpose should look like and be about.
So how can you identify your purpose?
It may not be obvious and may be something that gradually emerges and takes form over years…Here are some thoughts that may help connect you:
1) What do you love to do, that you would do even if you don’t get paid for it?
The way you make your living does not necessarily have to have anything to do with why you are here. What is so you that you would just have to do it, no matter what?
2) What do other people say you’re really good at?
Be careful of going in a direction just because others think you should. That said, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the way others compliment you. Is there anything that you’re particular good at that people tell you that you should do professionally, or do more of?
People have always told me I had a knack for understanding people. And that I cared so deeply.
3) What is the one thing you want to experience, or do, or accomplish, before you die, so that on your last day on earth you feel satisfied and have no regrets in that area?
For me it is having people come to me weekly for assistance to be happy. The fact that this is so important to me helps confirm what is my greatest purpose.
What is that thing, for you? Don’t worry if you don’t have an answer yet. Keep asking the question, and keep your eyes open for clues that will come your way. Because the answer will show up, in perfect time. I promise you that.
When we work together I will help you create your vision/mission statement for your life.
I wanted to share my mission statement:
I Andrea hear, see, feel and know that the purpose of my life is to be truth, peace, love and kindness to enjoy laughter and connection and to be present and create myself while helping to help others create themselves
I am here to help you find deeper meaning to your life