I want to find my purpose. The problem is I don't want to have to set out on this long journey to do it. Sound familiar?….. Be honest. We have had this conversation in our minds many times I am sure. When you really think about, discovering and living your Soul's Purpose is easy when you think of your life devoid of purpose.
2 scenarios come to mind. The first is living a life where you are doing the things that you are passionate about and you do very well. In creating this kind of value, this makes life more fulfilling and more than likely allows you to experience life to the fullest. Less time at work, more time with family and friends doing fun things like hanging out and traveling. Sounds nice right?
Now let's look at scenario 2. This is a life where you just try and do what's expected. Work at the job you hate because it provides security. Don't ever spend time with people you care about because your busy beating your head against the wall working at your secure job. All the while wondering what you are doing and why you are doing it. I just got the chills for a second because I just described my life 5 years ago. Brutal.
This is a concept that we call hard/easy. This concept discusses things that we can do now that are hard but later in life make things much easier on ourselves. A great example of this is working out and taking care of your body. Hard to go the gym today but makes life much easier later. The opposite of this is a situation that I have experienced as a father when you let your child slide on doing something that really you wished they wouldn't. The problem is once you set the behavior, it is much harder to get your child to stop after you have given them the impression that the behavior was OK.
“When you identify your authentic desires and intentions, your soul purpose will be revealed. Dormant qualities will come to light, creativity will flourish, inspiration will illuminate your path, and a deep sense of well being will permeate your life.” http://turnupside.com/blog/?p=90
Loved the above quote. Who doesn't get excited about bringing their best qualities out in the light? This is both scary and exciting. But isn't the joy of touching lives worth it. What are you waiting for?