Purpose on Purpose
What's in a purpose and why do so many of us seek out what our life's purpose truly is? Why do some people find it and others don't? What's my purpose?
These are some questions that have been rattling around in my scattered and unfocused mind, as of late. Still trying to get the hang of the "mom-thing" and what that looks like has been a struggle some days. Having gone from a scheduled and controlled life to one of poopy diapers, working around nap times, breastfeeding and being an entrepreneur has had its challenges to say the least.
And with the death of my grandparent's, it has me digging even deeper into WHAT and WHY God put me here. Life is short. It's precious. What's the legacy you want to leave behind?
Please hear me when I say that I don't believe it's all about me, and I know I'm a small part in a bigger story, #soareyou but I can't help but wonder what's next...Like what's the next evolution of where I'm to go, what I'm to do, and what's in store.
Maybe you, like me, have felt similar feelings or thought similar thoughts. Maybe you are hearing your soul say that there is something more, but it needs you to dig a little deeper and unearth some stuff so you can find it...kind of like buried treasure.
From the growth that I've done, my brain "knows" that I am the gift. YOU are the gift. You being your true authentic self and me being my true authentic self, in all of our power and beauty and purpose, fully alive, is what we are being challenged to pursue. There is a BIGGER PLAN at work and we must do the work so that we can evolve and be authentic in who God made us, why we are here, and what that looks like within the plan.
Within our "parts of the bigger plan," I do know that too many people play small. Too many people settle and too many people aren't willing to do the work, to drop the masks, to be ok with not being perfect and to fail forward. I know because I've been there. I sometimes feel like I am back there again...playing small, being afraid to fail, getting distracted and overwhelmed...settling for sweat pants and wiping up someone else's poop.
But my soul is stirring and telling me there's more. Telling me to get back up. Inviting me to be a part of the story and that I'm not finished with my part.
Do you hear it too?
It takes intention. It takes being purposeful. It takes getting over ourselves and what we think is possible and stepping into the world of possibilities. It's about choosing how you want to live and designing that. It's about focus. It's about tenacity and grit. It's about doing the "thing" every day that moves you towards your bigger goals, hopes and dreams. It's about not settling. It's about getting rid of distractions. It's about letting go of the stories and habits that don't serve ourselves now and the person we are growing into. It's about getting clear. It's about failing forward. It's about not giving a crap what anyone else says and it's about action.
As I preach to myself, I hope that some of this stuff challenges you too. Because we need you, all of you, in your awesome authenticity to play bigger, to love your life, and to wake up with purpose, on purpose, each and every day. And below are a few resources I have been digging into and LOVING in case you need any for your journey as well!