Often we can spend our whole lives not knowing why we are here. In a constant search for our purpose with no end in sight can be frustrating, bewildering and heartbreaking. I think the challenge is that we put a whole lot of pressure on figuring out what it is. I mean, it's kinda a big deal. Imagine if we think it's one thing and it ends up being something completely different?! Then there is another thought process. Imagine if we do figure out what it is and then we do it and we suck at it?! What then?
Either way, we are likely finding ourselves in confusion and lack clarity because we are either feeling the pressure to 'get it right' or the pressure 'not to get it wrong'!
First of all, you do know what your purpose is. You are keeping yourself from declaring it to yourself and the world (for the above reasons).
Take the pressure off yourself. First of all, you are likely already doing what it is your purposed to do. You are naturally doing it (and probably have been for a good part of your life) and even if it isn't your 'day job' or chosen (or parents chosen) career, it doesn't mean you aren't doing it. And second, when you 'figure it out' and you start doing it 'on purpose' you won't suck at it! that's impossible (unless you sabotage yourself - and even then at some level (like I said earlier) you will be naturally doing it even when you don't know you are!). You were made for it.. so I can't see how anyone could argue that if we were purposed for something how we could not be any good at fulfilling it.
I believe that when we are ready our purpose will reveal itself. The more we are okay with who we are the more we will be open to expressing all of ourselves, authentically. It's then that we can recognize our purpose.
Here is a tool to identify your purpose statement that I have developed and have made available for free on my website. Download the PDF here: http://www.melissahaupt.com/identify-your-purpose.html
Enjoy getting to know another part of who you are!
"I am committed to inspiring, empowering and educating women on being architects of change in the world, using enterprise as a vehicle - all according to their Purpose, Passion and Strengths."
"Find out what you love to do, discover what it is you do best & be an agent of change in the world. Now that's a life worth living!" Melissa Haupt.
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