On this episode, I’d like to talk about The Truth Of Finding your so called purpose. Because really…your purpose is simple. It’s to create something that you — and only you — can create.
So, the next time you wonder if you’re doing the right thing, just ask yourself this one simple question:
What am I creating?
Because you came into this world through creation, in the answer to that question lies your divine-inspired purpose.
Your unique life.
Your unique beauty.
Your unique story.
There’s something only you can create. To help break this down a bit, here are three simple steps to answering that question.
What inspires me right now? When you’re living inspired, you are living “in spirit”. You are living in tune with what you came into this world with.
Inspiration is the air that fills you like a hot-air balloon. It’s a natural high that no drug could ever reach. It’s the flow where your life’s work pours out of you like water from a natural spring.
What can I create with this inspiration? Out of what inspires you, what can you tangibly create this year…this day?
If you’re into setting SMART goals, go for it. SMART stands for goals which are specific, measurable, action-based (meaning you can start right now), realistic, and time-based (they have an end stop). They’ve worked well for me in the past and while I don’t use them all the time, they are extremely useful, particulary if you have a history of not following through. Put it on your screen saver, write it on the ceiling above your bed, or set up calendar reminders to ping you every week to remind you. If SMART goals aren’t for you (but something tells me you dig them), then try this. Just ask yourself every day, “What can I create today?”
Consider setting up a daily meditation practice and saying this daily affirmation to yourself at the beginning and end of your meditation (or creating one of your own): “I am living inspired, listening to my spirit, and using my gifts to create.”
Who am I serving? From billionaire to pauper, I’ve never met anyone whose source of encouragement comes from material objects. Lust for money, power, or fame can only get us so far.
True motivation comes from recognizing who you are serving.
Let’s face it. We need encouragement to create. Creation takes a lot of long days and late nights. “Good Job” star stickers may have worked well as children, but they fall flat as adults. And that bonus you get after an annual review? That only works for a while.
Deep and meaningful encouragement — the type of encouragement that pushes you to create something that matters — comes from a simple “Thank you.” Knowing that something you worked so hard to achieve in your life had a positive impact on another’s life will take you further than any gold star or holiday bonus. And the funny thing? The more thanks you get for your work, the more people you’ve served in your life, the easier those gold stars and bonuses come your way. They just don’t matter as much anymore.
So, ask yourself this simple question: What am I creating? Answering that question will help steer you down your beautiful path on purpose.
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