Traveling around the last few months, I have had a rare opportunity to move in and out of Fall. It is not that the calendar has been different in different time zones, but the changes in the weather seem to trigger different feelings and conversations around us.
The Law of Contrast is a powerful thing. There is nothing like putting on your snow boots in October and slushing though an icy morning, to make you hyper conscious of the gift of wearing a sundress.
Losing our beloved family member, Oliver, made us appreciate our little dog, Zoe, even more.
What happens for you when the weather changes, or more importantly, when you have the opportunity, as we all do, for a major life shift. Often when I am speaking and meeting new people, I am excited and honored when they share with me their dreams and visions for what is possible for their lives and how they want to make their contribution to the World.
I am always so sad when those same people share with me that they have known they have a greater purpose and have chosen not to move forward and take action. Sometimes it has been a few months, sometimes a few years, sometimes, believe it or not, decades.
We know that change is constant. Some people embrace change. Some find it terrifying and try to stay in the status quo – more comfortable with “the devil you know vs. the devil you don’t.”
Well what if the “devil you don’t” know is actually easier and more graceful than the life you are currently living, because that “devil you don’t” represents your true purpose.
Everyone has a purpose. Period. Whether you are conscious of it or not, is actually not important. You are actually doing it and living it right now. Where the discomfort arises in life is in the places and circumstances where we are not living our truth or sharing our purpose.
In the same way that none of us completely share the same DNA, none of us share the exact same fingerprint. One of the greatest gifts I have experienced in the last few years, was getting clear on my life purpose and embracing the unique experience that I was designed to provide to the World.
The common refrain I hear is “someday I will be ready,” which is really a disguised version of “I am not enough.” What if you are exactly in the right place at the right time to make a difference for another human (or many humans) who have not had access to your life experience.
The whole concept can be a little humbling. What is more humbling to me is to remember how in the darkest days of my youth, when I could not see myself, I was gifted to be “seen” by others. Other wonderful, generous people saw my worth and encouraged me to step into my full potential so that I could share with you the message I am sharing today.
I would love to share with you the tools and resources that have helped me hone my understanding of my purpose, and therefore to accelerate the joy in my life and the ease with which I experience it.
I will be hosting a call with my dear friend and mentor, Baeth Davis, Founder of YourPurpose.com on Monday to talk about how to discover your purpose and add more meaning to your life.
If this is a conversation you are ready to join, please register for the call here
Have a wonderful weekend.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
All my Best,