How do you find your purpose? You can experience much more meaning and sincerity in your life. For the entrepreneur, when you design your business with this in mind—the skills you are truly, divinely gifted with—work becomes a natural, rewarding part of life. There simply isn't any wasted time in life when you're carrying out your divine purpose. It's time to discover your purpose, the potential it holds for your life and your business (in that order). We first set out to discover your purpose. We work to understand your skillset and your intentions in life, and then we develop a plan to implement that purpose into every area of your daily life. No part of life is too big or small for purpose. Whether you're at home watching TV, driving to pick the kids up from school, or entering the biggest meeting of your life, you can approach all of these moments with purpose, or you can turn them into an escape from your troubles. It's up to you how you spend your time. There's a worthwhile purpose waiting for you, but it's up to you to commit to it. I founded The Divine Purpose School to help women understand that it's not by accident they have arrived where they are in life. It's time to discover what you're truly good at. No matter how obscure or unrefined your skill is. Your skills and your purpose are unique to you alone.
A purpose-driven life is one that constantly seeks peace and prosperity and constantly working to create the most successful and peaceful life you can imagine. When we think of the divine, we think of something beyond the stratosphere. For many, this is simply spirituality. For me, it's God and His eternal Son, Jesus Christ. I'm a passionate Christian with a passionate Christian purpose. That's just who I am. You may be of another faith or no faith at all, but you can still find your purpose. The great thing about purpose is that it speaks all languages. Anyone can understand it if they're willing to learn. Now is your time. No more confusion about what you should do with your life, no more feeling burnt out from the search, and no more stagnant confusion. You are already willing and creative enough to commit to your purpose—you just need to uncover what that purpose looks like.
The Key to Unlocking Your Purpose: Your Past Programming
"If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life."—Marc Anthony
In working with people every day, I see that messages acquired during childhood shape our perceptions of our purpose. The messages we learned from our parents shape the way we view our purpose. Was purpose a part of the conversation in our childhood home? Or was it more about going to work to earn a paycheck. Maybe you grew up in a working class home where you watched your parents dutifully put in their shifts at their 9-5. Maybe you come from a single parent household in which your parent had to work two jobs to make ends meet. She did what she had to do. Or maybe your mom was a stay-at-home mom and your dad worked outside of the home. We all have different stories, but we have one thing in common: our childhood shaped how we perceive or purpose. This is what I call childhood programming.
Most of us view our parents as authority figures. This was probably best during childhood (to avoid being sent to your room) but buying into society's rules and what "authority" figures have told you has the potential to hold you back. More often than not, our authority figures had our best interest at heart but their perspectives directly affect how you perceive your purpose. You may have been told to go to school, go to college, and get a good, stable job. Even more dangerous, some of us were trained to believe that going to college assures that we will get a good job. A lot of times we are persuaded to go into particular fields for a job for stability. For myself it was nursing, because, "You will always have a job in nursing. That's going to create stability." At the time, that sounded good to me. I was a single mom, and it seemed like a no-brainer. I came to the realization one day that I did not like that I was doing. Sure, it was a stable job, but it reminded me of Mark 8:36, which says, "What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?"
Many people may love their jobs, and they may like the field, but maybe they weren't supposed to work there, maybe they were supposed to own it, maybe they were not supposed to be employees. There are so many variables here, but I really do think that a lot of us "drank the KoolAid" so to speak, and bought into what we've been molded and groomed to be.
Let's direct you back to your purpose.
I believe that your purpose has been there all along so you don't have to go somewhere and find it. You have to take the time to recognize it, appreciate it, and implement it. Think back to your childhood. What did you enjoy? For me, it was talking. As a child, I talked so much that it got me in a lot of trouble. From kindergarten through fifth grade, I remember getting F's in conduct because I talked all of the time.
I did not understand my purpose at that time, and I certainly wasn't in purpose, but that was a big part of who I was. Now as an adult, I see that communication is definitely a gift and has been profitable for me because the businesses I have developed have all required a mouthpiece. Your purpose definitely opens the door to prosperity in all areas of your life. It's something that's there already, and you may be looking too hard, perhaps with a magnifying glass, but it could be right in front of you.
Sometimes your purpose is tied to things that irritate you. You may have a destiny or a purpose to change those things. So it's not always about the "I love this" type of thing, but sometimes it's something that annoys you so bad that you say, "I'm going to change this! I absolutely am going to change this!" Your purpose could be related to a hidden talent. My hidden talent (that is now exposed) is that I know how to stand on top of my head. I recently showed my kids, and they just about passed out! I am still thinking of ways to monetize that, so I'll let you know when I figure that out. In the meantime, what about you?
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