I’m giving two presentations on “Discover Your Personal Mission” next week, and thought I’d do a little research on current publications to see if I could glean any other thoughts. I ran across this article , How To Find and Define My Life Purpose, by RK Castillo, and while I deviate from his thoughts in parts of it, he has some great things to say. I encourage you to read the article.
RK states the following:
Needs are the third essential component in finding your life purpose. Why needs? You don’t have Passions & Talents for nothing! You have the previous two things because you have been designed for a role where you will do what you love to do and use what you’re great at doing to become a solution to problems! Needs answer the question “Where” Where will I make the greatest contribution in life? Purpose isn’t just about you having a satisfying life. Purpose is actually about you serving, or contributing to the betterment of the world. So instead of being one of those people who just complain about problems. Become a problem solver! And how do you actually do this? Hint…hint….You only use your talents to become a solution to the problems you see. Again…your talents come easy to you. You perform nearly perfect every single time. So you use what comes easy to you to fix problems and since you’re great at what you do. You’ll fix these problems easy & fast!
I agree that purpose is about you serving or contributing to the betterment of the world. However, I would ask that you shift from the concept that you need to “fix” something. Let me ask you a few questions.
Do you agree with this statement? Sometimes the fog we live in, created by adrenaline, stress, or mind-altering substances , doesn’t allow us to settle long enough to know what is truth.
How do we know if something really needs to be “fixed” or if it is our perception of the situation that needs to be “fixed”.
What if we believed that nothing ever needed to be “fixed” but instead we approached it from the perspective of seeing greatness and possibility in the strengths that are inherent in everything about the situation?
Contributing to the betterment of the world may be as simple as painting a beautiful picture, making music so heart-wrenching it brings tears to the eyes of the listener, or just being who you are – with all of your limitations, whatever they may be. I believe it means living out of your greatness, and looking for and honoring the greatness in others.
Georgia Feiste, owner of Collaborative Transitions, located in Lincoln, NE, is a life transitions coach, writer, and workshop facilitator. She specializes in career and personal life transitions for people seeking change in their life. Georgia is uniquely skilled in providing support and encouragement as her clients set intentional goals to attain their desires, holding open the space they need to stretch and grow. Her passion is success grounded in purpose and passion, standards of integrity and priorities in life. Her website is http://www.collaborativetransitions.com, where she blogs about business and career, and http://www.rainbowbridgecoach, where she and many other coaches blog about mind, body, spirit and emotion. Georgia can be reached at (402) 484-8098.