Good morning, everybody!
How are you today? Did you get a good night sleep? I’m still sleepy and I was so close to hit the snooze button earlier, when my alarm clock went off. But I didn’t give in. I’m on a mission: I got things to do and a blog post to write. So here it goes 🙂
The other day I had an interesting conversation with my friend Dana (remember her?) and between laughter and funny stories, we had some aha-moments, when we both said:”Yes, exactly! That’s it!”. We were talking about personal missions, taking leaps of faith, doing the work you’re supposed to do and following the sweet voice of intuition.
Personal mission? What’s that all about?
Well, you see, I have this theory, as probably half of the world does too: I believe that each and every one of us comes to this world with a specific mission. Something only he or she can do and can be. We are all equipped by nature with a set of common features, but also with a unique bundle of skills and talents. There are things we are particularly good at from sports to quantic physics, from wood crafting to online marketing, product design or HTML coding.
Mix these unique talents with life circumstances, passions & interests, wants & desires, and you get your personal mission right there.
The big question is not what your personal mission is, but what will you do about it, once you discover what it is?
Take me for example. All my life has been linked to the lives of those around me. Since childhood, I felt the urge to care for others, to help people out, to comfort and to empower them. It’s something written deep down in my DNA.
That’s the essence of me: I am the helper, the friend, the consultant, the coach, the therapist. The fire worker and the motivational speaker.
Take a look at this blog as well: the ethos of it is based on helping people. The heart of it is to be of service, to encourage and to help people through words.
We all have a special mission to fulfill.
The sooner we recognize what it is, the more time we have to accomplish it.
Which brings us to…what do you do when you know exactly what you should be doing, but instead of that, you’re going bananas, because of others (“What will they say? What will they think?”) or because you have no idea where to start and how to carry out your mission.
C.G. Jung has a famous nugget of wisdom, which my friend Dana loves:
“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”
See where I am going with this? Once you find out what your calling is, the next steps are all about commitment, responsibility, continuous dedication and consistent action. It’s all about admitting who you are & stepping into your shoes to do what you’re supposed to do.
If you are a writer, then start writing.
If you are a painter, start painting.
If you are a mathematician, go work on those formulas.
Don’t let yourself get distracted by society’s obsolete standards and preconceptions – e.g. “A writer has to be a Literature graduate and an author of 1634749 best sellers.” or “A runway model has to be 1,80 m tall.”
These are all just “speed bumps”. You just have to work your way through them.
To wrap this up and to give you an extra boost of confidence, I will share with you a recently discovered quote by the divine Martha Graham:
“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time. This expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you.
Keep the channel open.”
Wishing you a great day today,