by Leigh Hopkins
One of the most exciting movements in recent years is the “Finding Your Purpose Movement.” It’s a powerful evolution of our time that changes lives, and let’s be real — sometimes, it can feel like a-whole-lotta-too-much-of-EVERYTHING.
The visionaries tell you:
“You matter. You’re important. Now get out there and make YOU happen.”
It’s a beautiful and inspiring concept. You pull out the markers, make your vision board, and get ready to dazzle the world with your purpose-driven self…
…then you wait for the magic to happen.
You’re told that the skies will open up and the heavens will send a choir of Law of Attraction angels to sing back-up as you find your way. And if you’re really good, you’ll be picking out an outfit for your first TED Talk by Thanksgiving.
Sometimes, it happens. Messengers come in the form of helpful people or a perfect job, and it feels like the Universe has written a message across the sky that says you’re on track.
Then something shifts. The perfect job comes with a terrible boss, and the helpful people who pointed the way were actually hoping that YOU had the answers. And just like that, you’re off track.
It’s a result of what I refer to as the “westernization of enlightenment.” People have become so focused on figuring out who they’re supposed to DO that they’ve lost sight of who they really are.
When you know in your heart that your most important creation is who you are, that’s when true purpose begins.
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If you’re thinking, “Well…who AM I?” Stop whatever you’re doing and make a list. Pick 3 words that describe the very BEST of you are. (If one of those words is “humble,” then write to your best friends and ask THEM to provide you with some super-fantastic words to describe you.)
Got them? Great. Your list probably included words like: kind, thoughtful, patient, compassionate, funny, giving, resourceful, forgiving, resilient, courageous or connected. These words give you a window into who you are. They tell you why you are. They paint a path of purpose.
Now ask yourself: “Is this who I was today? To others AND to myself?” If your truest answer is a tender “not quite,” then you have found tomorrow’s purpose. And the next day’s, and the next.
Place your hand on your heart. Your purpose is YOU, angel. You’re here for a reason. Honor your truest self, and the rest will follow.
Finding Your Purpose in 3 Steps
- Know who you are.
- Honor what you love.
- Love who you are / honor who you love.
Find Your Tribe.
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Leigh Hopkins is the Director of Viva Institute, and her friends say she is inspiring, kind, and courageous.
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