Finding my Purpose | Prep for Painfull Practice

Finding that Purpose

There’s a myth that once you know what it is that you’re supposed to pursue, achieving that purpose will be easy because it plays to your strengths and passion. Believe me, that’s not the case.

“The paradox is it’s difficult to achieve the level excellence that your calling should merit, but that struggle for mastery is also invigorating and fulfilling. It’s tough and not everybody realizes that until they’re in it,” said Goins.

Just as with professional athletes, musicians or artisans, 

to the point of exhaustion
to the point of exhaustion

expect to intentionally hone your craft to the point of exhaustion. Otherwise, mastery will elude you.

Jeff Goins once said, “Grinding it out is not fun. Painful practice is not fun, but it’s necessary to both clarify your purpose and achieve it,”.

The key is finding where your abilities and personal drive intersect the needs of others. There is a simple starting point to finding your purpose by answering the following three questions, but getting there is a painfull practice or process:

  1. What do I love?
  2. What am I good at?
  3. What does the world need?

Once that sweet spot is identified you won’t have a job or even a career.

You’ll have a life purpose.

Personally, I have found that changing ME into who I wanted to become and to implement my purpose was harder than identifying what that purpose was. It took a lot of sole searching, learning and growing, but I got there and now work with others to get there too.

Don’t forget, be amazing, in love and light

Diane

 

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