What the hell is Purpose? And, do you know yours?
If you follow me, you will have heard me talking about purpose before, and it may seem a word that gets chucked around just like, motivation, goal-setting and positivity.
However the more I understand about myself and the more clients that I work with, my understanding of one’s purpose deepens.
Having a purpose, doing something for a reason, having a WHY, knowing why are all the same.
Can you remember when you were a child and your parents would ask you to do something like, clean your room or clear out the garage?
What would you say? WHY, why do I have to do that? WHY, why, why? When we are then given a reason, we understand and do it. It’s simple, however when we grow up and start living in the “ real world “ with our new limiting beliefs we picked up along the way, our purpose behind things dies off!
So, when we talk about having a purpose and knowing your purpose, there are 3 areas to focus on:
- Having a good reason to do something and knowing why you want to work towards an outcome
- Having a purpose in life, why are you here? What good can you do? What does it all mean?
- Linking the goals, outcomes and results to the bigger picture… Your purpose!
Let’s look at No.1, I have found and I didn’t create this, I have learned this from Tony Robbins, that if you have a big enough WHY, you will find a way and it’s true, have you ever had a huge reason to do something and you found a way, even when it seemed impossible?
Things like a wedding you couldn’t afford, a new house that was a stretch or maybe you just had to pass that exam even though everything was against you? These are all areas of our life where we are extremely good at goal-setting and linking our purpose to areas of life such as; a wedding, there are a million personal and powerful reasons how you make the wedding a success even though it would be a struggle, the first reason being love (hopefully) and plenty more!
Can you imagine for a moment, if you were that clear on what you wanted and why in every area of your life?
Just take a moment to think about each area and if you had enough reason behind everything you did, how much energy you would have?
How much energy and joy you would live in all the time maybe? Maybe, it’s time to think about what you are doing and ask yourself why, why am I doing this, why do I want a new car? But really dig deep and take the time to understand why, because when you find your why, life changes!
Now that you understand why you might be doing things, or not! It’s time to take a look at your purpose, as a person, what are you on the planet to do, survive, live an okay life, live an amazing life, provide for your family, become a millionaire, feed hungry children, create a life-changing product etc. the list could go on. So, what it is that you are here to do and how does what you are doing right impact that?
For me, creating a highly successful coaching business will allow me to take time and provide funding to countries in Central/South America, where their money is limited, this will allow them to learn, grow and develop into business owners for themselves and their families. The other huge benefit is I get to directly impact the lives of my clients too, their families and what impact they want to have with their vision.
This may take years to figure out, I am certainly still working mine out, but if I could give you any advice, start now because again life changes and you start to feel as if there is something bigger than just your needs and wants. In fact, there is, I certainly aren’t saying everyone has to want to change the world, however even starting off at home and providing the best possible life for you and your family so that you can spend quality time together and not have to worry about money. That’s pretty powerful isn’t it!
It may be do your parents proud and ultimately yourself at first too, there is nothing wrong with that is there?! In fact, that’s probably the best place to start as it’s deep down and meaningful to you, which will give you some amazing energy when you check in with it.
Purpose makes the world go around and I challenge you to start thinking about your purpose a little more, and giving it some attention because when you do, everything you do will be for a reason and you will start living life on your terms!
Remember… “Live life on your terms”
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