Tuesday Treadmill Treats
Finding our purpose
Yesterday I wrote about a class I took about finding your purpose and it amazing that so many other people don’t know theirs as well.
I didn’t know mine until a few years ago, I knew I loved to write, I’ve been writing since I was a little girl. I wrote poems, songs, short stories and kept a journal for as long as I can remember. It was just a part of me, I wrote when I was happy, I wrote when I was sad, I wrote everything I did done, every feeling, every emotion.
I was always positive, I could always make people open up to me, I have the gift of gab, this is who I am.
So I guess I should have known that this was my gift but then here comes life, you got bills to pay and kids to raise, other people’s dreams to fulfill and writing didn’t pay the bills so you move into something else.
You do what you have to do to get by, you work in a job you hate because you make alot of money, because you have a title, because it’s someone else’s dream for you, someone else’s expectation from you.
So your purpose takes a back seat, your God given gift gets pushed back into the closet because you are afraid.
What was amazing that this weekend I was with 7 women who were all there searching for their purpose.
All of these women were smart, beautiful and successful in their own right. Some were business owners, some were entrepreneurs, some were educators yet we were all here searching for our true calling, our purpose.
During the weekend it was a gift to see these women realize their purpose, their whole demeanor changed as they came into their true selves.
One of the questions Dee asked us was if you could do something just because you loved it and not had to worry about the money what would it be?
That was a powerful question, I knew right away, it was writing, I remember when I wrote my book,
I would be writing for hours. I would forgot to eat, the world did not exist while I was in my zone.
Another question was if you had all the money in the world, what would you do with your time?
Again for me it was writing…and the other women realized their purpose as well through these simply questions.
Sometimes we are afraid, fear is your worst enemy, you are your worst enemy. Your self doubt, your constantly telling yourself you can’t do this or that, your listening to other people, who by the way can see your purpose and are afraid of it.
You can’t worry about what others will say…you have one life, it’s your life and you need to live it. You need to take control, step up, own it and then do something about getting to where you need to be.
I am big on your never to old to learn, take classes, learn about your passion and how others are making it work for them, talk to people in the field you want to move into, volunteer if you have to in order to learn, read and research, put in the work and the doors will open.
God didn’t give you this gift to not help you with it, once you realize what is your purpose and you do the work, it will come.
So today my friends, ask yourself what is my purpose? Why am I here?
What is the bigger picture of life?
Then don’t be afraid of the answers, don’t be afraid to chase your dream, don’t be afraid to stand in your purpose.
“The two most important days in your life. The day you were born and the day you find out why” Mark Twain
“Be the change you want to see”
“And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”
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