Congratulations! You found Nemo and you finally discovered where Waldo has been hiding all of these years, that’s no easy feat. Now the question is; have you found your life purpose? Many people have a deep desire to know why they are here on earth and what they are meant to do, they want to know what their life is all about. People spend their entire lives working, taking care of their family, paying bills, overcoming debt, facing numerous life challenges, and never understand what it was all about.
It’s difficult for you to find your purpose for a number of reasons, first, you probably do not give it much thought because you think it is impossible to ‘live in purpose’ even if you have an idea of what you are meant to do. You think that only a few privileged people ‘live on purpose’ and you aren’t one of them, instead you brush aside the idea of finding playing to your purpose and lock it away forever, or at least until you see some celebrity on TV or another famous person who appears to be doing what they love, then you question yourself asking why you can’t live on purpose. You wish you were doing what you love and you know what that was.
Another reason people have a difficult time finding their life purpose is that they do not dedicate time to self-reflection and meditation. When you take a ‘timeout’ as I call it, you give your mind and spirit an opportunity to connect with more than yourself. By doing this, you unlock a new way of connecting to your goals, dreams, passion, and purpose. Most people are too busy with life to take only 10 to 20 minutes a day for a timeout. However, people who are successful, happy, fulfilled, and truly loving of others, take a timeout to reflect, re-energize, and create a deep connection with their true authentic selves, they unlock their life meaning and purpose.
Maybe you can relate to this; deep down, I knew my life purpose was to help others in some way, even at the age of 13 or 14. That’s when I got my first real job, I taught 4-year-old children basketball at a recreation centre. You may be thinking what does that have to do with helping people transform their lives and find their purpose, I’ll tell you. At the age of 13 I didn’t know I wanted to help people transform their lives, but growing up in a low-income housing project around drugs, crime, and violence, I wanted to be a positive role model for younger kids. I wanted to let them be kids, have fun, and not worry about other things that were happening in their home lives even if it was only a few hours a day. I held on to the feeling of wanting to help people, later I became a youth employment counsellour, helping youth find jobs, then a career coach working with adults, and later a life coach. Every job I have ever had I wanted to impact people and help them change the way they thought about their lives, to reach their potential. It wasn’t until much later in life that I realized I had been living on purpose almost my entire life, I just didn’t know it. I’m not saying every job I ever had was a job that was geared towards helping people change their lives, I am saying that in every job I ever had I made it a point to try to understand colleagues and their life challenges and provide advice when asked. I brought the coaching aspect to my roles even when it was not apart of the role.
It wasn’t until later on in life when I was providing training and coaching services to others, helping them change their lives, that I began to reflect on my life and realized that I was living on purpose. I hadn’t realized because I was looking to others to give me the answers, to lead me through the maze to my life purpose. What I realized is that no one could do that for me, I had to do it for myself. Just like you. No one can tell you how to live your best life, they cannot give you the location of your life purpose, however, they can help you unlock what you already know. Finding the right coaches and mentors are the key to helping you find what you are seeking. Look to people you trust, who are successful, happy, fulfilled and living their purpose to help you find yours.
What does this mean for you? Maybe you are already living on purpose, however, you may not have defined what that is. Your purpose could be to help others in your community to live better lives, raise your children to be self-aware, confident, courageous adults, or maybe you are using a talent to inspire others. You could be unaware that you are already living on purpose, a mentor or coach can help you define it and live it.
The other scenario is that you are not living in purpose, you have no idea what it is, and you are feeling lost, trying to figure out what life is all about. I have been there at times too. As a Transformation Coach, clients often ask me about how they can find their purpose and how they can play to their purpose and still meet their family, work, and life obligations. One thing I ask people to do is an activity that I designed to help people find their passions and purpose. It is a series of questions asking about what they love to do, what they would do if they didn’t get paid, what did they want to be when they were five years old, and numerous other questions. This helps people to remove the mental chains and restrictions that they place upon themselves which maybe locking their purpose away. The activity allows individuals to be free to dream, imagine and open their thoughts. In doing so, it is often a gateway into their true life purpose.
If you are feeling stuck or lost in life or if you are searching for your life purpose and cannot seem to unlock more success, happiness and fulfillment contact me, we can work together to help you find your purpose and create more clarity around who you are and what you are meant to do in life.
I truly believe this..
There’s something special about you, find out what it is and live it out loud!
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