Unlocking Your Purpose: Key One

November 17, 2008

One important key to discovering your purpose can be found by thinking back to your childhood.

What were you like back then? What were your interests?  What sorts of things were you just naturally drawn to?  What types of situations have repeated themselves over your lifetime, which you’ve consistently demonstrated an inborn ability to master?

Chances are, your ultimate purpose was beginning to manifest itself even when you were a young child.

For almost as long as I can remember, I have had a desire to help others live better lives.  There have been periods of time when I’ve done other things .. I went to college and got a degree in Science, then worked for several years in a hospital laboratory.  After that, I spent eleven years of my life working in a uranium enrichment plant wearing safety goggles, blue coveralls and steel toed boots.  (Now THERE’S a picture, huh?) … then back to the hospital for a couple more years before I decided to take a break and “re-invent” myself, so to speak.

Back then I was doing the things necessary to make a living for myself and my family .. but even during those times I found myself being the person everyone seemed to come to for help with issues in their life.

In fact, it occurred to me only recently that I’ve been “Life Coaching” since as early as age six.

On the second day of first grade, I was playing on the merry-go-round at recess when I noticed a little blond haired girl sitting on the gravel with her back against the brick wall of the school house.  She looked sad and lonely, so I got off the merry-go-round, ran over to her and asked her if she wanted to play.

She smiled and said “Yes”

Her name was Nancy, and the result of my actions that day was that Nancy and I remained friends through out high school.

Meeting Nancy in first grade did not happen by accident.  Now I understand that even as a six year old, my purpose in life was beginning to evolve!

There are many other similar instances I can recall but I won’t go into all that right now.

Suffice to say, if you think about it, I’m pretty sure that you can remember events that have repeated themselves in your childhood and your own life as you were growing up when your purpose displayed itself very clearly to you and to others.

So, I’ll leave you with this challenge today!  Take the time to meditate on the four questions I asked at the beginning of this post.

  • What were you like as a child?
  • What were your interests?
  • What sorts of things were you naturally drawn to?
  • What types of situations have repeated themselves over your lifetime, which you’ve consistently demonstrated an inborn ability to master?

Chances are, you’ll discover that your purpose is not very far out of reach after all

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