There’s no such thing as finding your purpose!
What if i told you that ‘your purpose’ is something you create…and not find!
And that just like the fallacy of finding ‘the one’, there’s no such thing as finding your ‘true purpose’ as though it were a shining trophy on a shelf…just waiting for you to discover it.
That might sound a bit controversial for someone who has dedicated most of their life to helping others reclaim their sense of purpose, but so many people experience such an overwhelming sense of pressure when confronted with this idea…that it can feel almost impossible to achieve.
So what if fulfilling your dreams was not so much about finding some exact ‘right’ thing you’re meant to be doing…as it is about discovering that unique ‘spark’ that makes you…truly you!
And that this spark will reveal the true nature of your personal brilliance…so you can then decide what you might actually like to do with it.
You see finding your purpose is not so much about following a particular set pathway as it is about discovering those things that bring out the very best in who you truly are.
And those things are within you…already!
For example, maybe you have the most wonderful gift for putting people at ease and encouraging them to express things they have never clearly articulated before.
This will be something you do instinctively, and in a way that only you can do, despite the fact that there may also be others who excel at this particular skill.
The point is that once you are able to clearly articulate exactly ‘why’ and ‘how’ this gift is unique to you, you will have discovered where your inner-genius lies…which will naturally move you further in the direction of your life-purpose.
Perhaps you’ll find your way into a career-counselling profession and discover a particular way of tapping into peoples’ unspoken hopes and dreams, or maybe you’ll become an investigative reporter with a special way of capturing stories that have never been told.
You get the idea…once you discover what this means, the choice is completely up to you, and whatever you decide, you’ll be doing what inspires you and naturally living your purpose at the same time.
Shakespeare famously said, “the purpose of life is to find your gift, and the meaning of life is to give it away.”
So, your work lies in uncovering your gift, so you can then decide how you might like to start sharing it with those around you.
So, to be clear – finding your purpose does NOT mean finding your lost-self and discovering some magical thing you were always meant to be doing.
Rather, it means becoming crystal-clear about where your personal brilliance lies, so you can channel more of your ‘superpower’ into as much of your life as possible.
You see, there really is no set path to finding your purpose, as once you discover the true nature of your own inner-genius you can simply decide where you want to apply it.
And then…no matter what you decide, you will naturally be living your purpose!
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