Highly authentic people may just be the happiest people around. There are 7 things they do differently, and you can cultivate authenticity just like they do, like getting to know yourself deeply, honouring your values, and facing your fears courageously.
Are you wondering if there is something more in life; something you were meant to do?
There is. And there is. You have a unique gift and you were put on earth to share it. Let it take its course this year.
I was once where you are. Wondering if work and life were supposed to be hard. I told myself that when I fulfilled all my commitments, I would do more to enjoy my life.
Fortunately, 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.
Consider who your role models are and why. We often reflect their characteristics and exploring them can give us profound insights into 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. And when we compromise our integrity and don’t live in alignment with our purpose, we will know it in our body, heart, 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 such as 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 -- you're worth it.
Lisa Petsinis is a certified coach. She works will strong, resourceful people who want to get what they want in their lives. Check out her website for upcoming workshops on how to design your life and live with intention. Contact Lisa or sign up for her newsletter for even more advice.