Aligning Your Purpose in Life …
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller
The purpose of our lives is to be happy. Dalai Lama
How many of us were told as a child that your purpose in life was to be happy?
How many of us were told that the purpose of your life was to get a job that paid well so that you could get married and have a family? And thus help your children have a successful life?
I don’t ever remember being told to find that my purpose in life was to be happy.
I learned by spoken word and unspoken actions that my self-worth, value, & purpose in life were tied to what other people believed, what other people wanted, or what made other people happy.
It has taken a long time to get to this point where I am driven to define what truly makes me happy.
And while it may be easy to find joy and happiness in one’s work, it is sometime difficult to align our purpose with the personal life or vice-versa.
It may be the opposite for you … you’re crystal clear about the personal side of your life, but the business/career side is unfulfilled or empty.
Either way, the requirement for aligning your purpose in life requires total and complete honesty with yourself. It’s a soul-searching of sorts that can fill up your chest or leave you gasping for air.
So is your business and personal purpose in alignment? Are they one in the same?
If so, that is incredible … embrace it and be grateful.
If not, maybe it would be a good thing to sit back and look at the gaps (or similarities) and think about how you can align them or align them even more … as easy or as difficult as it may seem!