It took me until I was in my 50’s to finally rest on what my purpose is. I always had it in me, but I kept searching only to come back to me. I spent too many years pleasing others and sacrificing my passion to seek what I thought others wanted from me. I was exhausted and unfulfilled…even though I was doing good things.
My PURPOSE is teaching others so they are inspired to do great things! Whether it’s teaching a decorating technique, creating a YouTube video, making a recipe easier, or inspiring large crowds (or small) at speaking engagements – this is what sets my heart aflame. Teaching can be tiring as the preparation is overwhelming at times, but I am never exhausted. This is a sign to me that I am in my zone.
Do you know what your purpose is? Look at this diagram and write down the things you love and are great at. You don’t have to be an expert, but you do have to have a desire to learn more in your craft. I remember an interview with Martha Stewart who became well-known in her 50’s. She said, “I am no expert, I was just willing to help and teach others. That made me an expert.”
I do want to make a disclaimer for parents who are raising young ones. I realize I had to set some of my passion full-time aside to dedicate to my boys, especially when I became a single mom. Although it delayed some things, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. During those times, I took notes and created files of ideas for when I had more time. It was never a waste of my creative mind.
Have fun finding your passion and DO IT!!! Don’t HOPE you do it…DO IT!! Hope doesn’t produce results, only doing it does.
Don’t let FEAR get in your way. Whenever I was afraid, I just took one baby step, and then another one…and found my way out of the fear. If I can do it, you can!!!
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