As we are all different, we will all need different paths to help us find our passion and purpose. If you’ve struggled to find the direction you need to complete your destiny, if you’ve always felt you were made for something, but a little unsure what t was that try some of the following ideas to explore what your purpose may be.
Everyone has a purpose, and there is potential in each of us. It’s just a matter for exploring and investigating a little to discover it.
What terrifies you?
It’s an interesting concept but what you don’t like, or what you fear may be the very thing pointing to your destiny. It’s like the concept of yin and yang- there are two sides to each coin.
The fear may originate from blocking off an early passion that you were unaware of.
Write a list of your fears and the negative feelings that come from them. Then look at that list and see if there is an opposite charge to the fear.
For example, if you are terrified of public speaking, but love to share your ideas, then you may be well suited to expressing yourself through the written word.
When are you scared of failing?
Those things that are important to us hold a great deal of weight to how we see ourselves and our success.
If you are scared at failing at something, you’ll often avoid it at all costs. But those things we are scared to fail at are often the very things we most want to do.
Explore the times you’ve said no to something, or avoided something because you’ve been scared of showing yourself to not be good at it.
Who energizes you?
Stay away from people who tear or wear your down..
Align yourself with people living a full life and their enthusiasm rubs off and affects your own passion.
Go for people you respect, and work underneath them- serving them. That is the very best way to learn. If you can’t find anyone like that around you, devour books about people you admire and learn by proxy.
(i) When Will You Get There?
Each journey starts with one small step in front of the other.
The end destination isn’t the only thing you need- you need to break it right down into manageable chunks.
You may start with a small passion in something really simple that you don’t think much of, and then it explodes and evolves into something else entirely. Enjoy that process, and trust it.
Write out a list of more baby steps you can take later today, tomorrow, the next day and each day for the rest of your life.
Notice how you feel as you take each step.
Notice how your life is changing for the better.
Find other people who want to join you on your journey. Yes, they’re out there.
Just like babies taking their first steps, sometimes we need some help and sometimes we fall down. Just like a baby does, get up and keep trying until you’ve mastered that step. We’ve all been there before and know how hard it can be. The most important step is to decide to take that first step.
If you are naturally visionary, having to wait it out sometimes can be incredibly frustrating.
Don’t get upset if you deviate from your intended destination. Sometimes diversions lead to more exciting places and experiences. Sometimes plans change. Be flexible. Be open to new experiences…
By learning to temper your impatience and lay it aside helps you get there faster.
Have faith in yourself that everything you work on will eventually pay off. Faith and belief are the keys to trigger the universe signal so that it knows what you truly desire…
(ii) Who Are You Now?
Before you start to move forward you need to first make peace with the person you are today, right here and right now. The person you are today is the person you started to become five or ten years ago.
We are all a product of our own past and the place we are in today is of our own making. To move forward we need to accept the person we are, with all our foibles and limitations.
Love yourself now; accept yourself now and where you have been, and then move on. Our purpose can begin from any circumstances. No matter what has gone before, we have the choice to change our life now, today.
One person in themselves can be hugely effective. Dream big and don’t underestimate your ability to get there – many people have dreams up a purpose that on paper looked impossible, but was not only achieved but surpassed. Breathe life into those big visions.
(iii) What Will You Do?
Make a list of all the dreams and thoughts you’ve had – all the things you want to do in your life. Once it’s down on paper, make a plan of action to follow. Sometimes the first step is to consolidate, to regroup and spend some time learning or preparing. This is an excellent time to give your time to work under people who are working towards a similar purpose, to learn alongside them.
Don’t worry if the times get a little rough sometimes. See the difficult times are periods of growth, where you are learning the next important lessons to succeed. There is a well-known Chinese proverb that says “When things are going good the business grows, when things are going bad, you grow.” No experience is ever wasted as long as you grasp any circumstance as an opportunity to grow.
Commit To Your Ultimate Purpose
Once you have established what your purpose is, write it down. Keep it as simple and as clear as possible. A three pager probably indicates you are still trying to find your purpose.
Then break your purpose down. Say for instance you felt your purpose was to become a talk show host.
Consider the steps you need to achieve that.
What qualifications would you need?
Would you need to alter your appearance at all?
How would you go about lifting your profile so people know who you are and believe you can do what you do?
Write these mini goals down on a piece of paper.
Read these goals aloud every morning and night, to help you stay on track. This is your personal journey and you don’t need to share it with anyone else.
The ability to harness your mind and control your thought processes is one that successful people through the ages have used. It’s the common denominator of all successful people whether they are business owners or world class athletes. Research in the ability to drive past our own concept of limiting belief has shown that if we get the mind on track, the rest will follow.
Turn your life into the life you want by discovering the purpose you were born to live and then change the way you think of yourself living that life to get there. Remember the place you are now is the place you got to by the thoughts you’ve already had- even if it was not a conscious decision.
Start to take your future place in this world into both your conscious and subconscious mind, learning to turn around and more ahead to reach your purpose. It won’t take long to enjoy the fruits of your endeavors.