We were all created for a purpose and the goal in life is to discover what that is, maximize it and then walk it out. Growing up all I knew how to do was talk and write. Today I am a professional Life and Business Coach, National best-selling author of over a dozen books as well as a Writing Coach and Book Publisher.
I didn’t begin to really tap into my purpose until I was 26 years old. No matter where you are on your journey, know that it’s never too early and it’s never too late to begin to discover your authentic self and who you were placed in the earth to be and what you were called to do. Entering our purpose will first require an exit. This is a willingness to release what was, and embrace what is to come.
This will require unlearning who you have been, and muster the courage to discover who you REALLY are, what you possess and how God designed YOU! During this process, not everyone will be accepting of this change, but keep going anyway because transformation is never comfortable nor is it convenient.
The 3 keys to discovering your purpose are:
- Assess your journey– Where have you been? What have you experienced? What are your passions? What has been your greatest level of pain?
I ask this because for many of us it is our pain that often leads us to our life purpose. Today I am passionate about authentic sisterhood, although growing up my relationship with my one and only blood sister was disrupted and has yet to be reconciled in the manner in which I envision.
As a Life and Business Coach, I am passionate about helping women discover their authentic voice, awaken their inner abilities and heal the pain of their past because I know what it’s like to be and feel stuck to no avail.
What I’m saying is, all of the answers we often seek lie within if we would have the courage to pause, sit with our thoughts and experiences, invite God in and begin our journey of personal transformation.
- Identify things you enjoy doing– Our purpose is often attached to our passion which can often derive from personal pain or the witness of pain within others.
- Become clear on WHO you are and WHO you are not– One of the ways I have experienced peace in my life is by embracing all that I am and releasing all that I am not while continuing on a path of becoming who I’m destined to be!
So remember, assess your journey, identify things you enjoy doing and get clear on who you ARE, while accepting who you are NOT!