Hello SOTGC community,
There is a point when what the world needs meets what you have to give. This is your purpose and the hunt is worth it.
We are always moving. We are either taking a hop, skip and jump toward our purpose or away from it.
The hunt for purpose is an unmarked, uncertain and unknown journey to pursue, but the most invigorating, inspired and rewarding trip we will ever take in this lifetime. Your route is yours and yours alone to discover. There is no perfect algorithm to find your gold pot at the end of the purpose rainbow, so we must pursue the hunt for purpose and pursue it relentlessly.
Grab your bags and don’t look back. The hunt is on. Here are 3 action steps that have inspired my hunt:
- Clear the fog. The routine is fog. You are habituated to do the same thing, day-in, day-out and operate on autopilot unless you change it. It’s time to take control and get over the fog of monotony, sameness and a “just okay” way of life. Start asking yourself how you would spend the spectacular 24 hours we have in the day if you were the pilot, if you were taking the lead and following the compass within – your irreplaceable, incredible and always right intuition. If your intuition was a contestant on Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune it would dominate. Every. Single. Time. Trust it. Listen to it. It’s an instant fog-blaster.
- Clear the crowd. We all have a crowd. Some days they applaud and some days they boo. Like the relentless banner ads that graze our digital playground, opinions and expectations pop up all over our life: who we should be, how we should look, who we should love (and not love) and what we should do with this wild thing called life. You will align with your purpose when the ideals of others fade and yours rise to center stage. So shed everyone else’s idea of who you are. What stage do you want to be on? Who do you want your audience to be? What pain do you want to transmute in the world? Whose story do you want to impact? Your answers to these questions will get you closer to discovering your greater purpose. Clear the crowd and let your truth bubble to the surface.
- Clear your calendar. Black it out. Dedicate time to adventure, to explore and discover your purpose. Start with what you love to do and do more of it. Really do it. Take the entire weekend to sideline the chores and pick up the amazing opportunity to reconnect with you. Listen to yourself talk, what is always on the tip of your tongue? What could you talk about for hours? What would you do if you didn’t have that safe, boring, vanilla job? What would you do if you really believed you could do it? Make your purpose hunt your favorite appointment. It is the ultimate act of self-love
Once I committed to clearing out the clutter, noise, expectations and made behemoth-size time to discover my purpose, I started connecting with my happy place more and more. I asked myself what are the 3 things I LOVE most in this world? My answer was and still is people, connection and creativity. I started dreaming up what could possibly bring all of these together. My three things plus a darting pain I was experiencing and inspiration to heal in the world started to come together and out came HeySoul, the expression of my purpose here on earth. I get tingly just typing it! JEEEPERS!
It’s a feeling you get when you are so happy Disneyland couldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole. We are wired to feel this way when we are fully aligned and living into our power, owning our mojo, sharing our gusto, giving our gifts and reason for being here.
The hard part is saying yes to it!
Once you discover your purpose, the greatest responsibility of your life will stare you in the heart, challenge you to live it and give it fully, and relentlessly shoot it up and out into the world like a cannon full of flares.
So, take a deep breath and start the journey.
If you are already on the path, stay with the hunt.
Pursue your purpose relentlessly.