Fulfilling your life purpose.
Here are a couple of ways to help you get started in joyfully fulfilling your life purpose:
Get really clear
First you need to assess where you are and where you want to be. Get really clear about the simple things in your activities that make you happy in your life and that add value to other people. And start doing more of that,applying leverage wherever possible. There are many processes to help you with this: keeping a diary and writing down your thoughts, meditation, emotional freedom technique and even prayer are some of the ways to gain clarity.
Focus on your strengths
Playing on your strengths is going to be the one thing that will make you happiest and most successful in adding value to yourself and others. Any professional athlete will tell you that they work to bring their weaknesses to competency level, but their greatest focus and diligence is to further develop their strengths!
Listen to your heart
If you hate something—stop doing it. Get educated, get creative and start doing what you love. Life is too short to be miserable. However, take RESPONSIBILITY for your actions and be smart about your change in focus and remember as the great motivator Zig Ziglar says “You can have everything in life you want as long as you will help enough other people get what they want!”
Face your fears
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “There’s nothing capricious in nature, and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feels it”. In short you wouldn’t have a desire unless you were capable of its achievement. Believe in yourself and break through your fears.
One thing about life is that your commitment will be consistently and sometimes seemingly, aggressively tested. Be ready for this. Just because you are ‘on purpose’ does not mean it is going to be easy all of the time – we have a lot to learn! Too many say they ‘want’ and they ‘will’, but too few ‘get’ and ‘do’—not because they can’t but because they DESIST—too often just when they are about to get the desired result. Don’t let that happen to you, believe in yourself. Replace negative thoughts with a new mantra: “No matter how bad it is or how hard it gets, I AM GOING TO MAKE IT!”
Choose to be extraordinary–the seed is already in you!