Wondering if there is something more in life, something you were meant to do?
There is. And there is. We each have a unique gift and we were put on earth to share it. Let it take its course in 2017.
I was once where you are. Wondering if work and life was supposed to be hard. I told myself that when I fulfilled all my commitments, I would enjoy my life.
Fortunately, what we were taught early in life is NOT true and it is never too late to realize that you can do work you love and feel like you are creating something meaningful. And working in alignment with yourself doesn’t feel hard. In fact, it’s significantly less hard than the whole lot of pain and drudgery associated with being in the wrong job. You’re more worthy than that!
Landing that dream job and building a career that inspires you can be straightforward. The keys are self-awareness, finding your inner guidance, stopping self-limiting beliefs, and making a promise to yourself to live out your purpose once you do uncover it.
Become a student of yourself. Who are you? Use various assessment tools and inquiry questions to uncover what your needs are, what you value, how you operate, what you’re great at, and what your passions are. Also, consider who your role models are and why. We often reflect their characteristics and exploring them can give us deep insights about who we are and what we’re meant to do. Another exercise is to think back to when you were a child. What did you like to do; what brought you joy? Often, we get clues about our purpose from our childhood, before family and society placed expectations on us.
Find your inner guidance. Sometimes this is the most challenging step. Our minds are full of chatter. Block out the should, would, could and connect to a deeper knowing. A great way to do this is to meditate. Put your hand on your heart, close your eyes, take a deep breath and think about times when you felt on purpose. When we are aligned with our purpose we feel, whole, light and alive. When we compromise our integrity, and don’t live in alignment with our purpose, we will feel it in our body, mind and soul.
Get out of your own way. Stop your limiting beliefs and get on with it! Remember that you are just as worthy as anyone to live a meaningful life. Write out your life purpose on 3X5 cards and leave them where you will see them…on your bathroom mirror, in your car, in your day timer. Use affirmations like, “I am enough. I am worthy. I am making a difference. I will live the life of my dreams.”
When you make a promise to yourself to live with passion and purpose, you enrich the world.
Say yes to yourself in 2017 and book a free exploratory call with me.
1. The Life You Were Born to Live: A Guide to Finding Your Life Purpose by Dan Millman
2. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren