"Here is a test to find whether your mission in life is finished: if you are alive, it isn't." -Richard Bach
Being on the journey to figure out what your purpose is can be frustrating, nerve racking, and full of uncertainty. There aren’t too many individuals who were brought up to answer their calling. Most people are taught (often by default) to duplicate the path of their culture and environment. For some individuals they are so drawn to what it is they are to do, they are compelled to follow that path regardless of financial or other obstacles they foresee.
I am here to tell you that you can discover your purpose and live life fully. The choice is yours. You are always at choice. And it doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to take giant steps. Developing your purpose, like a commercial structure, one brick at a time, no matter how long it takes, does build.
As you move along in answering your call you will be tapping into your potential, creativity, and talents of self-expression. You are unique, important, and make a positive difference.
Tips to Uncover the Mystery of Your Purpose
• Be honest with yourself. Are you happy doing what you are doing? Great if you are. Not so good if you are wasting time by putting time in doing what you would rather not be doing.
• Don’t compare yourself with others. That’s a “no-win” game. You are you with unlimited potential and passion. Play a “winning game” from the inside out.
• Don’t be a “lone ranger.” Transformation and growth in self-awareness doesn’t happen alone. Find a coach or leadership program to support and facilitate your journey.
• Here is what George Bernard Shaw has to say about being on purpose:
“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”
I wish you a wonderful, purposeful life that resonates with your heart. What a wonderful contribution to yourself and the world that would be!