It’s not uncommon to look at someone who seems to have it all together and compare our insides with their outsides.
Dig deeper and you may be surprised that even the most successful people deal with fear, doubt and uncertainty. The difference though, is they have a different way of handling situations.
Successful people can also have these universal questions come up:
- Who am I?
- Why am I here for?
- What should I really be doing with my life?
Sure, not everyone goes through this, but it is a lot more common than most people realize.
A primary reason we doubt what we are doing, or even who we are, is not honoring our inner compass.
This happens in business all the time. It may seem easier to create a business around what is familiar because that’s what one’s background is about. Yet, this may not be what you are being called to do.
Getting to the place of honoring one’s truth and who we really are can be a painful journey. A primary reason is this flies in the face of conventional wisdom.
Additionally, it is not something a lot of people want to talk about. We’ve been taught to “look good at all costs.” Including the cost of our emotional, spiritual, and soul well-being.
What would life be like if you were truly honoring who you are and doing those things that brought you incredible fulfillment?
Finding the answer to this may take time. It doesn’t necessarily happen in one fell swoop. Nor is it a black and white, either/or situation. On your way to discovering your true calling it may be necessary to keep doing much of what you are currently doing, but it is also necessary to take some type of action toward what you believe you are called to do.
It’s also about trusting the process by not living in the past of “If only I would have done…..” or living in the future of, “What if this doesn’t work? What if I can’t make money at this? What if….?”
It may be that you will not make a living from your calling. It may be that by feeding your soul you will be more fulfilled in your business, thus finding a new definition of success.
The bottom line is this, life can be fulfilling and joyful or it can be miserable and empty based on the choices we make on a daily basis.
One of the most powerful ways to move into the space of fulfilling and joyful is to focus on what is working, what we have to be grateful for and the wonders of waking up each day with a blank slate of 24 hours to make choices, take actions and be fully present to the gift of possibility.
What will you do with your next 24 hours? How will you answer your calling? How will you serve those you are intended to serve at the highest level?
Thanks for these words of wisdom, Kathleen. Timely and filled with possibility.