Have you found it?
The reason why you are here, the thing you have been put on this earth to do?
A year ago today was the last day that I spent working for someone else’s dream.
The leap I took that day – leaving a very secure, well paid, thriving job to follow my dream of sharing what I’m passionate about with the world – was not an easy one. But at the risk of sounding cliché… it was the best thing I have ever done and I never want to look back.
Discovering your life purpose can be an exhilarating, motivating, and yet sometimes frightening journey, but it is one of the most important journeys you can ever make.
If you can find what you believe is your calling, what you could dedicate the rest of your life to without any regret, then won’t every hardship in your life be worth it?
Have you ever felt that niggling feeling in the back of your mind, like you’re meant for something greater?
That’s how it starts.
Well that’s how it started for me…
When I was younger I overheard my mum and her sister (pictured with me above) talking one day. I wasn’t paying much attention to what they were saying until their voices started drifting towards my direction, and it was then that I heard the words – “that girl is going to change the world someday.”
As soon as I heard it, my heart skipped slightly and I thought to myself, ‘could she be talking about me?’ A smile swelled across my face and I immediately started imagining how I could do that.
Could I become Prime Minster?
Discover a cure for a life-threatening disease?
Would the world one day know my name?
However, it wasn’t long before the doubt crept in. My Aunty was a wonderfully determined lady. She had accomplished a lot in her life, the DUX of her school, an accomplished lawyer and a true fighter for the less fortunate – a strong woman. How could someone so successful think I was capable of something so extraordinary?
But the seed was planted.
Deep down I started to believe that I was capable of changing the world.
And although that thought got knocked down at times, bowled over, even dragged through the mud and almost buried, I still believed it.
Yet as I grew older, I couldn’t help but worry that I hadn’t yet found my purpose.
I became determined to find the way in which I could contribute to the world. A ‘job’ that I could do that I would gladly do for free (but hopefully also find a way of making a living).
Apart from playing with puppies, or taste testing delicious food all day, there was nothing I could really think of that I would honestly enjoy doing for free?
And then my Dad gave me the greatest gift I’ve ever been given.
He introduced me to an opportunity I knew I could spend the rest of my life pursuing.
The first time I ever experienced the Dots Communication training, I instantly knew it was the beginning of the end for me.
The end of working at a job that simply paid the bills.
And the beginning of finally doing what I was put on this earth to do.
Taking this gift to the world.
And it dawned on me.
I had completed my communications degree with no other real driver than – I felt like I should do it. I had no specific reasoning for doing it, it just felt like the right way to go…
But it seems the universe had been listening to me all along.
It listened to me when I said I know I am destined for something great.
It listened to me when I said I want to help people in real ways.
It listened to me when I said I want the world to be better because I am here.
So all that believing, all that determined thinking, that frustration backed by motivation, it all lead me to where I am right now.
I can’t really explain the feeling I got when I found it, but it felt miraculous.
It felt like a giant, magnificent wave had crashed into the shore and I held my breath. And then there was quiet. And it was beautiful, and I knew that no matter what, this is what I am meant to do.
So how do you find your purpose?
Aren’t we all looking for it?
Unfortunately there’s no sure way to find it, as everyone is different.
But there is a trick!
All I can say is – in the words of Oprah “Visualize your life daily and what you want to manifest, and see what happens.”
Focus your thoughts on finding what it is you were put on this earth to do.
Ask yourself the question over and over again until things start to change.
Explore new possibilities, believing that nothing is set in stone and it doesn’t matter where you are at in your life, it’s never too late to become what you were meant to be.
Just start to imagine what you are capable of.
“What you think, you become.
What you feel you attract.
What you imagine, you create.”