I believe your destiny is what you dream... it waits. We leap and act no matter what or it waits. And its' there and it may even outlive us. But it is there.
A friend tells me this:
I would love a career where I can be a part of story telling of issues dear to my heart through video and other artistic outlets with a collaborative and creative team that inspire and that our work impacts others
So I reframe with this:
"I tell stories of issues on ____ through video and artistic channels with a collaborative team that inspires and impacts the world."
All she really needs is permission- from herself. To say that. And do that. Because I see and have seen this for her for so long. The way I have seen this for so long and so clearly for this friend, in my mind it has to be an easy journey. I see the steps as well. This is why I do what I do! My gift is to see this for other people and help them get there, to that thing they always wanted to do.
There is an epidemic in the western world.
We're privileged with options, education, training and endless improvement yet having that thing we've always dreamed of, the career or work that truly feels like our life calling, it's this thing over there. We think only other people get to do those cool things or acutalize their dream job, dream business, company or legacy work in the world.
I'm here to say- give yourself F---ing permission!
Think about how many people are miserable because they would rather be doing something else. Why not? What stops you? What excuse? Nothing happens overnight so that's not being asked of you. Work towards that dream today. You'll be closer than you think when you actually do have more time.
I have to redo it everyday. I left practicing law to live my dream and actaulize my gifts in the world. It's not easy. I had identity issues- still do sometimes. I fight the deamons in my head. I'm a spiritual warrior, I work with mental science knowing full well my world is the splitting image of my thoughts. It's a mirror.
Our fear and doubt create obstacles, creates the idea of impossible. It's not true. Why should it be possible for someone and not you? You're educated, your smart, your savy, you've done business, you've already excelled in at least 5 things in your life so why the heck shouldn't you be able to excel at the very idea you have in your head- that happens to be linked to your unique talent, passion and interests?
Seriously, isn't that why we're here? Back in the village you were born and the Spirit keepers read your Soul and destined you for your purpose work in the tribe. You played your part because you had certain gifts to do that thing that needed to be done.
It's the same Universe!
The recipe of our Soul is the same! I urge you to decide this year. Are you going to let another year go by and NOT do what you're here to do? Even if you set out already to do it yet something has taken you off course- come back, recalibrate. Course-correct. You do get a do-over. What's the fear and doubt about? Are they real?
What if it does work?
What if you have no idea how? WHO cares! There are plenty of people (including me) who can help show you exactly how. Heck we can even help you figure out exactly what! People also think it's a shame if they don't know their purpose. Of course you do! Your purpose is what you're experiencing now. Right now.
How do you show up? What matters is your intention and what energy and focus you mix with desire for what's next. Your purpose may at this moment be seeking purpose. Not your purpose. Just purpose. Dive into the meaning. Contemplate yourself, your Soul. Contemplate your contribution.
NOTE: We've also been saddled with some big responsibility and expectation. It's becoming easier to be a millionaire, easier to start a company, easier to do anything you want and create the lifestyle you desire. So with this ease comes great expectation -from ourselves. Give yourself permission to want what you want and go after it. It doesn't have to be building a fortune 100 company! It has to be what matters to you!
My purpose is to help people unleash their potential- and be true to themselves and their destiny- their dreams...starting a business is not for everyone... so what- go leverage Google or propose a position somewhere that needs you and they don't even know it yet. Be entrepreneurial about your career or purpose path even if it's as an employee, in a company or whatever... if you have a burning desire, listen to it. It's speaking to you!!!
Dreams + Desire + Action = Destiny * Dreams + Desire + Inaction = Fate
Do you want to know the ONE thing that separates those who go after their dreams and make it from those who don't?
Incongruent thoughts and behavior. Sure if it doesn't work out you may say the difference are the ones who get back up and start again. But before that ... you have to look at thought and mindset as a real mental science.
Being congruent with what you say you want means you will duke it out with fear so it does not cut your destiny off at the pass. Fear and doubt will take you out unless you learn to dance. The dance involves more of the positive belief and commitment, more willingness and congruent thoughts, words and actions than the negative. More positive trump negative and you really are projecting either your destiny or your fate on the screen of your life. It is a movie and your mind is the projector.
What story will you tell?
Be true to you!