How do I find my life's mission?
How do I find fulfillment?
How do I find my life's purpose or my personal mission? How do I find
that one reason for living that brings to me ultimate fulfillment
and like I'm living the life I was supposed to be?
accomplishment, achievement, realization, or completion. The word
implies an ending of sorts, and therefore the implication that one
"finds fulfillment" is inaccurate at best. Fulfillment comes from
a sense of "being," not from an ending.
There are 3 important elements
(that can be taken in steps) to live a life of fulfillment:
Fearlessly 2) Act Courageously 3) Be willing Desiring to know your
life purpose is important; itís a good first step or awareness to
think, "I want to know why I was born." However, desire alone isnít
Desire, tends to come from an awareness of the opposing experiences
in our life. Therefore, desire is focused on the negative, not on
the positive. For example, when a person moves to a foreign country,
the desire for learning the language, comes from the awareness that,
"I donít want to be misunderstood or frustrated." The desire does
NOT arrive from a "love" of the language alone. Instead the desire
originates from a realization of what we donít want: communication
Therefore, when most of us say, "I want to live my life
purpose," we are generally more focused on the feelings and thoughts
such as, "This job is a dead end; I feel like Iím floundering; I donít
know what I want to do; I feel dispassionate, lethargic, undirected,
disorganized, unfulfilled etc."
As long as we are more focused on
what we donít want, instead of what we do want, fulfillment will always
be one step ahead of us. Once we recognize that weíre in a place of
desire, itís essential to take the next step and WANT that desire
fearlessly. By wanting something fearlessly, we begin moving the desire
into the positive realm where we will be more receptive to guidance.
Divine guidance WILL come forth, and we WILL be inspired to take the
RIGHT actions to fulfill our desire, but we MUST be in the "positive vibrational" quadrant in order to receive it.
Courage, according to
Dr. David Hawkinís work in Power Vs. Force, is the first positive
emotion, and begins, at a calibration of 200. (Which is in the positive
vibrational quadrant.) Therefore, the first action step will always
be to take action courageously. By just saying the words, "I am
courageous! I am bold!" you are beginning to vibrate with the
positive energy that attracts positive experiences.
The positive feelings of fulfillment will begin right where you are.
You do not have to change jobs, change mates, change your geographic
demographics to find fulfillment, but instead evolve your mental
attitude from "I want to know my life purpose," to "I fearlessly
want to know my life purpose," to "I am courageously pursuing my
life purpose. Then, proceed to a willingness to BE fulfilled. This
means, being fulfilled exactly where you are, beginning now.
Willingness will transform your current situation, but you have to
be willing - to be willing.
Six months before he was assassinated,
Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to a group of students at Barratt Junior
High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967. The following excerpt
speaks clearly the message I'd like you to hear. "ÖAnd when you discover
what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty
called you at this particular moment in history to do it. Don't just
set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living,
the dead or the unborn couldn't do it any better. If it falls your
lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted
pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets
like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets
like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the
hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a
great street sweeper who swept his job well. If you can't be a pine
at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. Be the best little
shrub on the side of the hill."*
When I propose to some clients that they choose to be fulfilled right
where they are, Iíve noticed that it brings up the feeling of fear.
They are afraid that feeling fulfilled right now, will keep their
"perceived negative" experience with them. They falsely believe that
"disliking" the situation protects them from complacency. It does
not. Disliking a situation actually holds that situation in your experience.
Being fulfilled now, will attract fulfillment in the way of your lifeís
work, your lifeís path, and the reason you were born. What you are
learning now - is already part of your lifeís path. Be grateful for
it, and more things will be added to your life to be grateful for.
So Want Fearlessly, Act Courageously, and Be Willing. This will put
you in the right place mentally, to be inspired spiritually, to act