Many people I work with are looking for their life purpose. The challenges of daily life make it hard to stay connected to our dreams and goals, and many people feel like they never found their purpose in the first place.
For me, life purpose is not about what you do but about who you really are.
What is the message you want to deliver to your family and friends?
How would you like them to understand you?
If you could find your true voice, what would you want to say to the world?
What’s your ?real deal??
I used to get facials from a woman who traveled all over the world and shared so much wisdom and inspiration with me. Her ?real deal? was not skin care. It was world-wisdom. She was able to let her true voice ring in all situations. Whether she was working or just hanging out with friends, people always enjoyed hearing her words of wisdom.
I once had a neighbor who had so much knowledge about psychology and education. I remember finding excuses to visit her (May I borrow? I just want to check?) because I knew that I?d always hear something valuable.
Your life purpose is your ?real deal?.
It’s the message you want to deliver to the world, that represents who you really are. It’s not what the world wants you to be, not what your parents expected you to be, not what your boss wants you to be, but your true authentic self.
I was a teacher for many years. I wasn’t so passionate about educating or teaching. My real passion was in healing, empowering & inspiring. My ?real deal? was helping people to feel better. Gradually I found ways to integrate it with teaching, but I didn’t feel 100% authentic and with purpose until I transitioned from teaching to working as a life-coach and balance expert full-time.
Even if you work in a job that just pays the bills, you can still live on purpose. Your purpose is deeper than your job. When you’re truly connected to who you really are, it will come through in any situation just like it did for my facial lady.
So what do you do if you don’t know your purpose? What do you do if you’ve been searching for many years without any progress?
The key is to live a centered life, being fully engaged in everything you do NOW. Don’t wait to figure it out.
When you’re centered and fully engaged with life, your purpose presents itself to you.
When you spend time doing activities that makes you feel alive, your purpose presents itself to you.
When you make space for just being (rather than just doing), your purpose presents itself to you.
As always, it’s about creating a balance between being and doing and connecting to your passion that will help you realize your purpose.
How do I start?
- Make a decision to be fully engaged and have a positive attitude towards everything you do.
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- Spend part of your time just being and getting centered.
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- Engage in activities that makes you feel alive. Do something you love every day.