Howdy folks; I hope today finds you well.
Today I would like to ask a few more questions. More questions to help you find your passion and purpose in life.
For years, hubby and I struggled, trying to find our ‘purpose’. We thrashed around and around, wondering what it was that we were supposed to do with our lives.
Both of us had a religious upbringing, and perhaps it was this that made us feel as though we should have a higher purpose, a sense of destiny, a ‘calling’, so to speak. We looked at the things we were passionate about, and somehow, they just didn’t seem very, well, noble, I guess.
So then, because we couldn’t find this supposed ‘higher calling’, we kind of gave up for a while.
You see, ever since my hubby was a child, all he ever wanted to do, was to be a businessman (my son is the same at age 10). And somehow, that just didn’t seem like a purpose, not a worthy one, anyway. And certainly not one that could change the world.
As for me, I was like an old vinyl LP which had got stuck. Doomed to constantly repeat that same old mantra: “Horses, hoooooorrrrses. Neeeeeed hooorrses.” Until I discovered that I didn’t need them, or want them. And until I discovered why I had been that stuck record for years.
You see, when a person’s now sucks, they either look to the past, to a time when they felt fulfilled and happy, and reminisce, and even believe that’s what they need to recreate in order for them to be happy again. Or they look to some imagined future, where everything will be wonderful and rosy all the time.
This is not the answer!
The answer is to create a better and more beautiful now.
So, a while back I started asking myself the following questions, came up with my answers, and started making the changes in my life.
Here are those questions:
What are 10 things that I enjoy doing?
And what are 10 things that I am good at?
What do others say that I am good at?
Also, what would you do every day, if you were to do it for free?
Lastly, how can I combine some of these things, and incorporate them into creating the life I dream of?
So I came up with my list of things I enjoyed, which included riding horses (no surprise there, right?), taking photos, writing, traveling, my family, adventures, being creative (in various ways).
Things I thought I was good at, or at least had potential to be okay at: horse riding (yawn, not again), writing, traveling with a large family, creating new things.
What do others say I am good at? Well, my husband says I am intuitive and have great discernment. He also thinks I am genuinely unable to be corrupted. He also thinks I can write and am good at coming up with new and creative ideas. It’s really funny finding out what others see in you. You should try it sometime.
So, lastly, how can I combine some of these things and use them to create my dream life? One where I feel I have purpose?
Well, here’s where I’m going to say that perhaps having a so called ‘higher calling’ does not matter. In my evolution over the years, I have discovered a few important things. One is that my purpose is not something outside of me, which I need to go hunting for. I have discovered that when I am doing the things I love, and when I am enjoying my now enough that I don’t have to live in the past or the future, that is when I am living my purpose. Then my purpose kind of unfolds around me, like a flower opening up. I don’t have to chase it.
And if I don’t love my life right now, then I’m going to tweak it here and there, and make some changes until I do love it.
And I do.
So, I put the questions to you. What do you enjoy doing? What are you good at? If you were to ask others, what would they say you are good at? And what would you do for free? How can you incorporate these things into your life, so that you can create the life of your dreams?
I hope you enjoy the process as much as I did.
Please feel free to leave a comment, and have a great day!