by Pamela Thomas
Picture this…everyday getting up to your alarm clock, begrudgingly rolling out of bed, grabbing a cup of coffee, showering, dressing, making that long commute to work, doing your job, coming home, going to bed, only to do it all over again the next day.
Waking up, excited to greet the day and what may be in store for you. Feeling a spring in your step and a strong sense deep inside that whatever the day brings, you will have fun…because you know that you’re doing what you love, what you’re best at, and what you’re meant to be doing.
What does it mean to live life with a passion and on purpose? What if you have no idea what your passion or purpose is? These are important questions and I am here to tell you…WE ALL have a purpose and WE ALL have passions. Whether it is clearly defined, whether we realize it or not, we do.
Some people are born knowing what ignites a fire for them, what drives them forward, what their purpose is. Others are less sure and go in search of that passion and purpose, exploring many things. How ever one comes to realize their own passion and purpose, it’s OK…there is no right or wrong way. Honestly, it was not until the last few years that I really came to understand what my purpose is. (I will admit sometimes trying to figure it out was rather frustrating. )
One day I was asked, “What do you feel your purpose is?” and without thinking the following words fell out of my mouth… “My purpose is to ask questions, to help others to find the resources and beauty within them and around them to excel.” THAT WAS IT! I quickly grabbed a piece of paper and a pen and wrote it down. It was then that I realized what I was most passionate about; helping others find the answers within them to move forward in their own lives. (That is exactly why I became a coach. :::smile::::)
Amazingly enough, all it took was someone to ask me a question and force me to think for a moment. So now, I wish to ask you, “What is your purpose?” If you don’t know the answer to that question just yet, that’s OK…instead consider the following questions;
1) What excites you the most?
2) What around you ignites a fire?
3) Have you ever done something where you lost all track of time? What were you doing?
If those questions don’t help to get your juices flowing, then try to visualize what your ideal day would look like. A day where you could do anything you wished. Grab a piece of paper and a pen and write down as much detail as possible. Where are you? What sounds do you hear? What are you doing?
Just remember, it’s OK if the answers do not come right away…they may come when you least expect them. In the meantime, have fun exploring.
Pam Thomas is a personal and business development coach who supports individuals that are stuck or in transition in creating their best life. Her passion and purpose is to help others find the resources and wondrous assets within them and around them to excel, overcome obstacles and discover the amazing opportunities available. Pam understands what it takes to reach deep inside to overcome fears and anxieties in order to truly achieve the goals, dreams and desire that rests within all of us. For more information about Pam’s work, please visit; http://www.whatswithinu.com
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