Find Yourself to Find Your Purpose

Fact…most people are living a life of other people’s expectations and they don’t even realize it.  

Do you ever feel like there must be more to life?  You get up each day and like Groundhog Day you go through the same motions, the same steps, the same obstacles as the previous day (and the previous week and the previous month!).  

Do you live for the weekends because that’s when you can be the ‘real’ you?  

Do you feel like you wear a mask more days than not, just to fit in with the world around you?

If any of this sounds familiar, you might be living a life of someone else’s expectations instead of your own!

Scary, right?

 

Is this all there is to life?

Sometimes that ‘other’ person is someone very dominant in our lives…parents, spouse/partner, etc.  But, what tends to be more common, is the ‘other’ person is fictional…it’s what we think others want us to do with our lives.

It’s completely understandable!  We grow up under the influence of our parents and teachers telling us what to do.  Of course they have big dreams for our futures and sometimes, their dreams crowd out our own dreams.  We internalize their expectations without really considering if it’s what we want for ourselves.

Here’s the thing…@@You can’t find your purpose in life if you don’t know who you truly are.@@

You have to take the time to truly dig in and find out who you really are, what makes you tick, and what lights you up to get off the hamster wheel of life.

We shouldn’t wonder ‘is this all there is to life?’…we should wonder ‘what’s my next adventure?’.

 

Step off the hamster wheel

Most people never get to truly know themselves and never find their passion.  So, the hamster wheel is a very common way to live life.  In fact, most people consider that norm!

We admire those we see taking a leap of faith, changing course, and following a dream.  We congratulate them on the guts it took to do that and probably feel a teensy-weensy nugget of jealousy. 

They have a driving purpose for what they want to do with their life.  We can see the joy they’re experiencing on the inside because it radiates out of them and if we get real with ourselves for just a few minutes, we want that too.

But, we decide they’re one of the lucky ones that has it all figured out and we go back to our unfulfilling, but safe life wishing we could be more like those people.

My question for you is…why can’t you be one of those people?

What’s holding you back?

All of us, at some point, will wonder why we’re on this planet (hello, quarter-life and mid-life crises!).  It’s natural to want to feel like we have a reason for being here.  We want to feel we’re adding value somewhere and a sense of fulfillment in our life.

Every single person walking on this planet has a driving passion within that gives you purpose.

If you spend the time to get to know yourself and uncover that passion you will find the light within yourself and change the course of your life forever.

I pinky-swear promise.

 

Get to know yourself

Discovering your passion and cozying up to your purpose and meaning in life will allow you to live a life aligned with who you truly are and that’s when the magic happens.

Sounds great, right?  

Your next question might be, okay, Vicky...so how do I do that?!

It all starts with getting to know yourself really intimately. 

Find out what you truly like…not what you’re supposed to like.  

Find out what you don’t like…not what you’re supposed to not like. 

Figure out how to spend your time so that you lose track of time. 

Explore ways to feel like a kid again.

You have to start peeling back the layers within yourself to discover who you are before you can figure out your passion.

No one else can tell you what you’re passionate about…you have to find that on your own.

Will it get uncomfortable?  Absolutely…but in the discomfort is where you find your truth. 

Will it be hard?  Sometimes…but pushing through those hard times will build your strength.

Whether you know it or not, @@you are an amazing beautiful soul that deserves to live a life that you love@@.  You deserve to find that inner light within you and stoke the flames to let it shine out through every pore of your body. 

Every single one of us knows people who are living their dreams.  And here’s the kicker…they’re no better than you and they’re no different than you. 

They’ve just taken the time to get to know themselves to figure out what they truly want in this life then they’ve gone out and grabbed it. 

So…where do you start?  It’s simple…stand in front of a mirror and take a good look. 

You start right there...with you.

 

Its time…find your passion

My hope with sharing this topic is that I have inspired you to look within and find your passion.  There are a lot of ways to go about this and I’m not really concerned with how you do it, so long as you do it.

Life is short and time is precious.

If, however, you have no idea where to start and you’d like a little help with this, I’m opening a up a few limited spots later this month for some one-on-one coaching to help you start finding your life purpose. Get on the waiting list to be one of the first to hear when those spots open {click here for the waiting list}! 

In the mean time, I’d love to hear more about your struggles so I can create specific content to help you start moving down this path…blog posts, Moxie Girl tribe emails, free webinars, group programs, workshops, etc.

If you have a few minutes, take my short survey and tell me more about it!  A few lucky ladies will be winning some 1:1 coaching with me, so if you’re interested in working through some of this, now’s your chance to win FREE coaching to get started on your new life!  But, don’t wait!  Doors on this survey and the opportunity to win free coaching close this Friday, May 13.

The survey has now closed.

Have you discovered your life purpose? Are you living it? If not...how do you feel about the idea that you have a burning passion and purpose inside you just waiting to be discovered? Leave me a comment and let me know!