Why are we here?
This is a question that plagues most of us at some point in our lives. Some people are fortunate and realize their talents, passions and life’s mission at an early age. Others, like myself take a little longer. I’ve always known that I wanted to HELP people. Every job I’ve ever had has revolved around helping other people achieve some sort of goals, but it took a period of self exploration, trying out different jobs, volunteering at different organizations, training and education to understand in exactly what capacity I was meant to serve others. Through this, I realized that I am good at goal planning and many of the roles I have taken on involved helping people achieve some type of success. It’s in this realization that has resulted in me feeling fulfilled in the work that I am doing to achieve my goals and my own personal version of success. Even on the days that I struggle with the direction of my business, I know my purpose and that is what is most comforting.
We were all created for a purpose. Each and every one of us has a reason that we were put here on this earth. When we are struggling to realize our purpose, we can feel lost, empty, confused, depressed, insecure, unfulfilled or unmotivated to name a few. Without this knowledge, we are like fish out of water, floundering on the sand. We cannot enjoy our time here if we do not know what it is that we are supposed to spend our time doing.
This uncertainty not only impacts us, but it impacts everything and everyone around us. No one is getting the best of us because we cannot give ourselves fully to others before we take care of our own needs. When there is a barrier between us and our purpose, we are essentially blocked off from connecting with everything and everyone else.
If you feel a nagging feeling that you haven’t yet found your calling, here are some things that you can do to help find your way:
- Write down actions that make you feel good and that you are good at. Do you enjoy cleaning? Fundraising? Feeding the homeless? Organizing? Crocheting? Write it down.
- Write down why each action makes you feel good. Do you feel at peace when you’re doing it? Do you feel like you are serving for a reason bigger than yourself? Write it down.
- Identify which of those actions and “whys” give you a sense of purpose.
- Start thinking about how you can turn each of those actions into something bigger than yourself. How can you use the things that you enjoy and that make you feel good into something that serves others? Write those ideas down.
From that list you have the very beginning of what could be goals that will lead you to your life’s mission. Once you are comfortable with those ideas, start identifying which ones you are really passionate about and develop a plan to get there. If you need help, you can take my Vision Blueprint course to help you focus on the right goals at the right time. Or you can set up a free call with me to discuss your ideas and find out how we can work together to achieve the success you are looking for. I’m cheering for you, and I know you can do it! Go get those goals!