I Know What I Want. Don’t I?

Since I’ve made it my career to help people identify and live their true purpose, people often ask me “But what if I don’t know what that is”? As far as I know, that is the absolute best way to start a very important conversation. If we all knew what our true calling or purpose is in life, there would be no need for coaches like me!

It’s true, some people do know, and have always known, just what they were put on this earth to do. They’ve always “followed their bliss”, and life – with its inevitable ups and downs – has evolved for them just as they wished and expected.

There are also many who have sensed a deep longing or yearning that they are here for some purpose but they’re not quite sure what that is. And then there are many others who ask the question posed above because they would like to live a more meaningful or fulfilled life, but don’t know where to start, or if it’s even possible.

Whether or not you are consciously aware of what your life’s calling is, one does exist for you just as it does for everyone else.

Well, let me assure you of three things right off the bat:

  1. Whether or not you are consciously aware of what your life’s calling is, one does exist for you just as it does for everyone else.
  2. It is entirely possible for you to identify exactly what that passionate, yearning part of you is trying to say.
  3. There is a proven process you can follow that will help you build a life based on your unique passion, calling, or purpose (select one or add your own!)

When I first heard this, I have to admit I felt doubtful I could live my best life as I defined it. I heard how others did it; I saw how fulfilled and joyful they were, and I knew it was possible. For them. I just didn’t believe it would be possible for me. The way I looked at things made me a bit depressed – would I ever have what seemed possible for others to have? Would I ever be able to hear that tiny voice deep within that had something profound to reveal? The answer to both questions was of course “yes”, but my habitual way of thinking and interpreting the world around me was part of what was getting in my way.

I’ve come a long way now towards my purposeful life, moving toward my calling, and enjoying the rewards – as well as the journey along the way. In fact, it will always be a journey since I don’t believe there is an end point. Once you arrive at one destination, there is another one just ahead that lengthens the journey and deepens the purpose.

If you just open your mind to the possibility that you can have a life of abundance, begin to think about what that life would look like? What would you be doing? Who would you be helping? What would be making you feel complete?