Are you searching for your true purpose in life?
Do you feel like there's something more meaningful waiting for you?
Are you exhausted of the same old daily routines that often are serving someone else’s agenda instead of your passions?
If so, you're not alone. Finding your calling, mission, or purpose involves delving into the depths of your soul. It might even mean revisiting childhood passions that were once dismissed as unrealistic or silly.
In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of allowing ourselves to consider all possibilities without judgment. After all, you never know how a seemingly insignificant childhood love for imaginary play could evolve into a fulfilling mission of designing toys that inspire the next generation of innovators. So, let's embark on this journey of self-discovery together and unlock the hidden gems within your soul.
Loosen up your body and let it explore for now without practical thinking or reality checks. Try these strategies to get you started.
Rest your body, mind, and soul.
Rest and rejuvenation will not only help you feel better but gives permission to your nervous system and brain to allow more creative inspiration instead of guarded or to-do list driven thinking.
Immerse yourself in the present moment:
Take in your environment and focus on your senses.
Use your 5 senses to experience NOW – What do you smell? What can you touch? What do you hear when you are saying nothing?
Become aware of the things that make you JOYFUL:
Movies and books that resonate with you deeply
People who inspire you
Things that make you smile
What you loved to do as a child
Things that make you forget - make time stand still
Remember the things that make you angry:
Injustices that push your buttons
Policies that make you want to scream
Social challenges that break your heart and make you furious
Situations that are so uncomfortable you may change your behavior and way of speaking
Memories that still bring up strong unresolved emotions for you
Allow yourself to explore your memories:
What did you love to do before you got too busy/tired/old/broke to enjoy it?
Recall the wrongs you wanted to right and the problems you wanted to solve.
Note the scenarios and relationships in your life that were so uncomfortable you vowed to never do that again.
Think about the inflection points or “forks in the road” where decisions you made changed your path forward.
Prioritize and embrace things that make time stand still and/or energize you to take action.
Rearrange your schedule once a month to do something for fun only! Nothing productive or practical. Nothing that is pleasing to other people – this needs to be for you only!
Move toward your purpose, no matter how small the action.
Make a call to someone who is already doing the thing you love and wants to do more.
Attend a group that is interested in the same thing (i.e., 4 wheel drive rally for car owners, a car show, a car tour group).
Do online research and see what is out there. Most likely, you'll find people on social media who are interested in the same passion and companies who specialize and have invented products that might help you lean into your passion more.
Start an online chat group for people with the same passion.
Ignite the fire in yourself by giving this passion and purpose attention - tend the fire!
In conclusion, the journey to finding our purpose, calling, or mission is a deeply personal one. It requires us to delve into the depths of our souls and explore all possibilities without judgment.