“You have to turn around and know who (destiny) is when she taps you on the shoulder, because she will. It happens to every man, but damned few times in his life. Then you must decide to follow where she points. You have to be single-minded, drive only for the one thing on which you have decided…” Soldier of Destiny, A Biography of George S. Patten
Life is meant to be more than just pushing yourself through the day. It’s more than just making enough money to take care of your family. It’s more than just getting your kids through school and eventually retiring.
Life is meant to be enjoyed. It is mean to live with joy, passion and enthusiasm. It’s meant to take risks and feel exhilarated. We have been taught to grow up, go to school, get a “good” education, get a well-paying job and settle into having a family. After you have raised your family, you are supposed to retire and THEN take time to do the things you enjoy!
Why do we have to wait until we are retired? Choosing to be responsible for living our lives our way is part of living in purpose. The power in purposeful living is that you become less self-centered and get a wider view, a different perspective.
What is” purpose” and how do you find it? In simple terms, your purpose is something you do or give that you bring you joy and great motivation when you share it with others. Being open to realizing your purpose allows you to “see” opportunities where once you thought weren’t there. There are many distractions in life that can cause you to miss the nudges.
There was a period of time in my life that my only focus was very narrow, I would be take care of my children, go to work and focus on making enough money to support my little family. Little did I know, I was getting nudges and signs. I didn’t realize I have gifts to share with others that would empower and inspire me and live in a happier world.
We are all unique, born with a gift or gifts we are meant to share with the world that can affect the lives of others in positive, meaningful ways. The gift is in your hands! You were born to share the best of you.
Is it your time? At GradUit Thrivers you can find your purpose partner to support you as you define your journey. Step out of your comfort zone and visit us today!
“Having a purpose is more important than having talent in creating and shaping your life”