It’s a sign.
I was wanting to chat to you about purpose this week…
About finding yourself, what your desire is, how to find what you long for in life…
In the… “What am I on this earth to do” kind of way.
and then I see this little #truthbomb – thanks Danielle
Which reminded me that we all have a purpose…
something we long to do…
something we are called to do!
Something that speaks to our deepest desire in life!
It also reminded me… that each and every person on this earth has a purpose!
[That includes you Hun]!
Each and every one of us.
And if you want an inspired and amazing life…
Then you need to live it.
Inject it into your life… you know, the one you have right now [that isn’t quite blowing your hair back]!
No wait… you need to rock that purpose baby!
It took me a while to find my purpose…
and when I realised that it was to use creativity as a catalyst for change…
a lightbulb came on in my life.
Is my light 100% clear, bright and perfect? No
Am I 100% sure that THAT will be my be all and end all purpose in life… forever… till eternity? No
I’m on a journey…
I’m discovering what my purpose looks like…
and right now… this purpose [and desire to make this flavour of difference in the world] feels right!
Finding your desire
Do me a favour…
Don’t let the world go by without discovering your desire!
And if you haven’t figured out your purpose yet, then maybe this incredibly inspiring video will spark you…
Allan Watts had this incredible message to share with the world [seriously… this dude was WAAAYYY before his time]!!!
If you’d prefer to read the transcript [although I highly recommend watching the vid] then here you go:
What do you desire? What makes you itch? What sort of a situation would you like?
Let’s suppose, I do this often in vocational guidance of students, they come to me and say, well, “we’re getting out of college and we have the faintest idea what we want to do”. So I always ask the question, “what would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life?”
Well, it’s so amazing as a result of our kind of educational system, crowds of students say well, we’d like to be painters, we’d like to be poets, we’d like to be writers, but as everybody knows you can’t earn any money that way. Or another person says well, I’d like to live an out-of-doors life and ride horses. I said you want to teach in a riding school? Let’s go through with it. What do you want to do?
When we finally got down to something, which the individual says he really wants to do, I will say to him, you do that and forget the money, because, if you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid. Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.
And after all, if you do really like what you’re doing, it doesn’t matter what it is, you can eventually turn it – you could eventually become a master of it. It’s the only way to become a master of something, to be really with it. And then you’ll be able to get a good fee for whatever it is. So don’t worry too much.
Somebody is interested in everything, anything you can be interested in, you will find others who are. But it’s absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you don’t like, in order to go on spending things you don’t like, doing things you don’t like and to teach our children to follow in the same track.
See what we are doing, is we’re bringing up children and educating to live the same sort of lifes we are living. In order that they may justify themselves and find satisfaction in life by bringing up their children to bring up their children to do the same thing, so it’s all retch, and no vomit it never gets there.
And so, therefore, it’s so important
to consider this question: What do I desire?
Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973)
Have you considered that question?
“What do you desire?”
Maybe you haven’t figured it out yet…
Here are a few questions to spark your journey of discovery:
- If money was no object, I would_____
If that question is a little tricky to answer [it was a little tough for me at first], then try these:
- I am most interested in ___ [like intensely interested in]
- I have a natural talent in [and love doing] _____, it comes really easy to me
- When I was young, I wanted to be a____
- The one question I always ask people is _____
- The kinds of books / magazines / blogs I read are about _____
- My favourite topic of all time is ______ [yes, I could talk about it all day and night]
- The gift I bring is ________
- I add to the world by ______
What’s your purpose?
Ps… Dont freak out if you haven’t discovered your purpose immediately, or if it isn’t perfect first time round!
If you happen to have an AHA moment, share your thoughts with us!
Or if you’re rocking your purpose… tell us all about it!