Unlocking Your Purpose: Moving Forward!

December 17, 2008

So!  Let’s just say you have a good, solid idea of what you are supposed to do with your life.

What’s next?
You have to go for it!
Are you sabotaging your purpose?   Is there something you’re allowing to stop you from pursuing your dream?

Rarely, if ever, does a person become what they are meant to be without a good deal of effort.  No doubt there will be obstacles in your way.  This can create what I refer to as a case of the “buts”.

“I’ve always wanted to travel, BUT I just don’t have the time”  “I’d like to go to college BUT I’m not smart enough”   “I’d love to work in the medical field, BUT no one would ever hire me …”

Well, what I like to say in response to those types of statements is,  it’s time to start kicking “buts”!!

If you really want change in your life, you’ve got to overcome the things that are in your way.  You’ve just got to go for it!  Don’t worry about “failure”. Everyone messes up once in a while. That’s how we learn! Don’t even think of it as failing … think of it instead as “successfully finding a way that doesn’t work for you!”

Learn to view negative experiences as “life lessons”. Everything, good or bad, happens for a reason.  How we use our experience is up to us.  You can actually choose to use the stumbling blocks in your life as stepping stones on the pathway to your success!

So …Make a plan!  You wouldn’t leave on vacation without some idea of how you were going to get to where you wanted to go, would you?  Sit down and write out your goals in life. This will be your road map.  Include what you want to do, and when you want to do it. Then, construct a time line. Break your goal down into smaller “bite sized” pieces.  Start with a ten year plan, break that down into yearly increments, then on to monthly, weekly, daily plans, etc.

Remember, just like traveling in the physical sense, you should expect a few detours along the way.  Don’t worry about them!  Enjoy the journey, knowing that as long as you maintain focus, you WILL arrive at your intended destination.

Once you know you’re living your purpose .. LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST!!
It’s wonderful to realize a long sought after dream.  There’s nothing quite like looking back at all the hard work you’ve put into achieving something and seeing how it’s paid off! Celebrate!  Enjoy your moment!  You deserve it!

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