I don’t know one person who doesn’t want to know the meaning and purpose of their life. Daily I see post on social media about passion and purpose, but yet so many people are not taking the time to figure it out. I also think people are making it out to be deeper than it really is. I believe this to be true because that was me a few years ago. I thought I would hear this loud masculine voice say to me… "Siobhan you purpose is______. And poof everything in life would make sense.
That's so not the case. lol
I honestly feel that if we just take time and really pay attention to ourselves, we'll know why we're here. I’m going to share what I learned and hopefully it will help you on your journey.
For a long, long time I wanted to know what was my purpose in life and why was I here on earth.
You see, I knew my purpose was bigger than working at a job I disliked, sitting in a small cubicle and doing meaningless work.
I always knew there was more to my life than the life I was living, but at the time I had no clue where to start.
I often prayed to God and journaled my frustrations about how I felt stuck, unfulfilled and how I just wanted to be free.
Little did I know, I had to go through a process of healing before I could ever understand why I was here. And now looking back my purpose had always been there, but I had to heal from my past issues in order to see it clearly.
For some reason I thought purpose and talent were one in the same and because I am talentless I thought there was no hope for me.
Let me just clarify, your talent has nothing to do with your purpose. Just because you’re good at something doesn't mean that's your purpose in life.
It took a major change to occur in my life for me to realize what I was put on earth to do. I had to get quiet and listen to God, while I was working on me. I cut my hair off, went to therapy and started reading self development books to better myself.
And because I had been working on me when I was laid off from my job, I was crystal clear what my purpose in life was because I was no longer mentally or emotionally stuck.
My purpose in life is to empower, motivate and inspire women to live a more fulfilled life. It’s my calling and it ties to my natural gifts. My values, goals, and everything I do lines up with my purpose.
I honestly believe that we were all put on earth to fulfill something greater than ourselves and that we are all naturally gifted at something that make us special and unique.
Many people can relate to having a burning desire to want to accomplish more in their life, they know that their life has more meaning than simply going to work everyday doing the same old thing.
I know this because this was my story. I consistently excelled at my job and got along with everyone, but I always felt unfulfilled and I had this nagging feeling that something was missing in my life. Have you experienced this feeling?
A few months ago someone said this about me on Facebook…
“It's always a pleasure to be in the company of Siobhan. The positivity and light was shining years before she founded BeFree Project! I look forward to joining a session in the near future!!”
This comment caused me to tear up because it confirms what I already knew, that my purpose was already in me, but I just had to catch up with it.
We're all here for a bigger purpose and someone needs what you have to offer. Don't take your life lightly. You have a purpose. Figure it out because someone is waiting on YOU.
So, you're probably thinking Siobhan I get it, I need to find out what my purpose in life is in order to truly "be free," but I don't know where to start.
4 Steps To Discovering Your Purpose
- Heal from your past: if you're carrying around emotional baggage, deal with it. Life is too short and you owe it to yourself to heal from past issues so you can truly LIVE. I don't believe that you'll be able to truly walk in your purpose if you have mess that's keeping you stuck. Get professional help, read books, do whatever you can to heal.
- Get silent: pray, meditate and get silent so you can hear clearly. Often times we’re so “busy” with life that we don’t take time to sit, listen and just be with ourselves.
- Reflect & write: take time to reflect and take inventory. Get you a pretty journal and answer the following questions...What do I really enjoy doing and would do even if no one paid me to do it? What makes my heart sing? What am I naturally good at and it doesn’t tie to money, but I do it because I simply love it?
- Take action and do the work: once you discover your purpose in life wake up every day excited that you (1) know your purpose and (2) you get a chance to walk in it. That’s a blessing.
On MTV Unplugged 2.0 Lauryn Hill said “Life is suppose to be a pleasurable experience.” And I agree 100%. Life is not just about going to work everyday and paying bills. That’s not living. Life is living your purpose and helping others along the way.
That’s truly living in purpose.
Are you living in purpose? If so, what steps did you take to get in purpose? If not, what's your plan to discover and live out your purpose in life?