CityGirl Guide to….Powerful Purpose
I have spent a quite a long amount of time and energy not to mention money searching for something that I now realize can never ever elude any of us: Purpose, what we are here to do.
I have watched myself painfully go from one idea to the next, one mentor to the next, all the time with pressure and focus on this “mission” I am here to fulfil.
Throughout this journey, which continues, I have discovered the following:
- We are always on purpose.
- Our purpose is in-built from birth and must therefore reveal a connection to something greater than us.
- Our patterns, habits and interests from childhood suggest we already know our purpose from a young age.
- No one can tell you what your purpose is; it is what you love to do most naturally.
- No one can take your purpose away from you; it is the easiest thing you do everywhere you go.
I wish I had known that when I started this obsessive search, but I didn’t.
Instead I kind of bought into an illusion that there was something “greater” and something else I was meant to be doing. On reflection this is probably true considering I have been stagnant in my day job for some time, but unknown to me, I was doing this “greater” thing anyway, naturally and easily. I was on purpose regardless.
The Yellow Brick Road
As a child I loved the Wizard of Oz, I watched it over and over, Dorothy on her journey of self-discovery, headed toward the Wizard whom she believed would give her what she needed, only to discover that she already had everything she needed inside of her! Wow!
Gosh how this story I loved somehow became my own reality, then again perhaps it is the reality of all of us?
Maybe we are all following some form of a yellow brick road in search of something that is actually ever present inside of us and not something anyone can give us.
Reflecting on purpose made me see that even at seven years old and again at eleven my purpose was revealing itself through my actions.
I was teaching others every day back then. I even had a built in black- board in my bedroom! I visualized a class of pupils whom I spoke to in different languages, I took the “class” register every day and I encouraged all those “pupils” to work to the best of their ability, all the while I was dressed up and with the lipstick on!
At seven and eleven my purpose was clearly being revealed, teaching , supporting, connecting and bringing people together, not to mention trying to be stylish!
It was all there and undoubtedly if you look back to what your trends were in childhood you too will see the backbone of your life’s purpose.
Twenty three years later and not much has changed, I still love to teach and support others in achieving their dreams. I speak different languages now and I continue to bring groups of people together to support their ultimate success, finally, like Dorothy, I am still on that yellow brick road of self-discovery.
So what is your purpose, what trends were you revealing in early childhood and are you doing something that matches what you truly love in life?
The Universe opens doors and makes life seem effortless when you are on your true purpose, if you are struggling and fighting, not sleeping or displaying addictions because of boredom; chances are you have simply forgotten your purpose.
Why not try out a taster of CityGirl’s Powerful Purpose below to help you get back on to that Yellow Brick Road to discover what you love doing.
Step1: Think about yourself aged 4-12 (with a focus on 7) are there any major memories of how you spent your time when you were alone or with siblings? For example building, dressing up, and asking questions, listening to others, in an imaginary world, reading, and writing. (You may need to ask siblings/Parents for help in this)
Step2: When you do find trends, think about whether they relate to what you currently do now?( For e.g. although I was always alone I had an imaginary school, meaning that other people/connection /bringing people together was always going to be a major trend in my purpose.)
Step 3: Consider what do you do most naturally with the least effort and the greatest amount of enthusiasm and energy?(Yes this may include shopping, socializing, cooking or wine tasting, but what does all that mean for you, what is the purpose to these things, maybe you are a born networker, nurturer or style setter?.) Now ask yourself, how can I do these things I love and make money whilst doing it?
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