Monday, May 25, 2015

How Discover Your Mission


When thinking about the next topic for this post, I was compelled with the image on the right. The nurse in this picture is contributing to a cause bigger than herself. A true life's mission uses your gifts and talents to be in service of others.
But how do you know what your purpose is? By the end of this post I hope you have a better idea of your life's mission!
To help you answer this deep question. I did research on what contributes to success and passion. Needles to say, I rediscovered that there is more to life than just the material world. When you are on your mission or life's purpose, you get more out of your life than just the material things.
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Here are three questions to answer when searching for your life's mission.
1. What are your gifts?
We are all given certain talents or natural skills. Your talents may be artistic, mental, technical, physical, personal or social. Look inside yourself to find out what you were given? Still not sure? A suggestion may be to focus on your obsessions. Your obsessions may lead to what you truly enjoy and may point to your gifts. Another suggestion is to make a list of things you enjoy doing. Also, ask people around you what they feel your strengths are. In my case I was always sought after for words of wisdom. As a young adult my mother would ask me to talk to family members in distress. I enjoyed listening to others and finding words of encouragement to make them overcome what ever obstacle they were facing.
2. How do your talents help or contribute to the well being of others?
One of the greatest joys of finding your purpose is to realize why you were born. It has nothing to do with what you get but what you give. I had a mentor once tell me that everything she did for others was done because she was selfish. I was confused, "What do you mean I asked?" She said, "When I give it gives me more." Her life's purpose was to mentor and guide souls like myself. She is an inspiration to follow.  As I am inspired  from my mentor I reminded that my purpose drives me to help others be on their way to their mission.
3. How do you let the world know about your talents?

Once you have insight of your life's purpose, be passionate about it and go after it. Then you
must start your mission! My suggestion is to take small firm steps. Start with minor changes that will result in long term changes. For example if you discover you want to be an interior decorator. Start by volunteering to decorate friends homes. This will make you practice your found mission. The point to this is to let the universe know that you are open and willing to go after what you were destined to be.  It all starts with one step that you take today that will result in the 1000 step journey. Have the tenacity to believe that you will get to your destination.
According to Les Brown, "The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, to determined to carry out their dream."

I urge you not to let your dreams to die with you. Find your life's mission and go after it! Never give in to the challenges you may encounter. Believe it is necessary for you to find your purpose, Change old habits for new ones and Become who you were destined to be.

I hope to see you next Monday 8:00 Pacific Standard Time!


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