Thursday, 14 December 2017

Pursue Purpose

Yesterday I read two words and it really made me think. Like really think hard about it. I believe it’s because it’s been the source of my learnings these past two years. It’s my question to God. It’s my question to myself.
{Pursue Purpose}
As I navigate through life feeling overwhelmed at times it’s always the question that pops up….”What is my real purpose”? “Why was I created”?
While I might not know the true answer (yet) I can follow my heart’s desire. Do what makes your soul happy. Be adventurous and explore. Always be kind and giving. Do not be fearful (all the time). Follow your dreams and make them true…because you can.
Speak truth and speak life.
Marlize
 
Still need to understand why pursuing, living in, and embracing your purpose MATTERS?
Here are 11 reasons:
1. BE AWARE OF WHO DEFINES YOU. 
Your purpose and your actions are a major part of what defines you. If you are not doing this, you are likely allowing others to “direct your path” and define you.
2. SPARK OTHERS.
When people who look up to you see you living in your purpose you will ignite and inspire them to follow their own.  How amazing is that?
3. ELIMINATE COMPETITION.
When you embrace your purpose – your authentic self – you have no competition. It allows you to STOP worrying about others and focus on what matters. 
4. ATTRACT vs. CHASE.
Following your purpose makes you magnetic. People are drawn to working with you.  Period.
5. DARE TO BE DARING.
The unknown of following your purpose can definitely spark a little fear…  This is okay.  A bit of fear has been known to make you feel more ALIVE.  Fritz Perls said, “Fear is really just excitement without the breath.” What does that mean?  Simply put – keep breathing!  Take a step into it.  Reset your mind to think of the fear as the energy you need to take the next step.
6. EXPRESSES CREATIVITY.
When you relate to your “work” it is much easier to tap into your creative flow.  Being forced to do work that does not fulfill us is incredibly draining and stressful – two creativity killers. If you are feeling tapped – take a look at how your “job” relates to your purpose.
7. PEACE OF MIND.
It will be easier to center yourself and find balance.  Your negative stress will lower, your health will improve, as well as that cranky mood you have been spreading.
8. FINANCIAL FREEDOM.  
When you make the commitment to your life’s purpose – you will open up to becoming financially independent. You don’t have to immediately leave your job.Look for ways to infuse your purpose in your current job.
If you decide to look for a new job, embark on a new career path, or start your own business – focused on your purpose – there is nothing saying you have to plunge feet first. You can “financially” plan and prepare first. 

9. ENERGY BOOST.
It is true.  Your energy level will skyrocket because you are living in and on purpose.  You will be the person bounding out of bed in the morning.  When you are no longer defined by or part of ‘someone else’s system’, you are free to SHINE.
10. GIVING BACK.
We all know one of the greatest pleasures and purposes of living is giving. When you live on and in your purpose you have something amazing and worthy of sharing with others. Your knowledge, drive, hope, inspiration and a clarity is a great contribution and does not have to be connected to what you do for “money”.
Don’t underestimate this. Please. VOLUNTEERING BONUS: You will be surrounding yourself with people who share your passionate purpose, thus opening up to connections and opportunities to fully step into your purpose even faster!
 
11. BUILD CONFIDENCE and COURAGE.
Courage is your fuel to achieve amazing success in life; success elevates confidence. #BeBrave. #BeCourageous. It is your time.
If YOU don’t embrace this and figure it out, then who will fulfil your purpose on the planet?