Discovering my Purpose and Passion in Life

February 12, 2012
Outside playing in the snow!

It may be cold outside but it's fun being in with the family


Another fantastic and eye-opening week on the self-improvement front, highlights of which are touched upon in this blog.  To recap on last week’s blog (Tangible Results), I felt like I had crossed the line and I like this side much better!  I don’t feel stressed or worried about anything – even the slight headache earlier in the week was wiped out by taking time out to relax and breath deeply and continue with the visualisation.

Noel  Walker founder of OpenLeaf and author of Get the Life you Want (GTLYW), gave me a challenge this week to work on my purpose and passion and come up with an all-encompassing sentence on what I love to do.  After working through a list of questions to help with this process (all detailed in the main book GTLYW) I came up with the first draft of my sentence which was:

‘I love helping people streamline their lives, leaving them more time to do what they love to do, and as a result they can fulfil their potential’

It felt a bit of a mouthful!  By Wednesday I had changed it to:

‘I love to help people organise their lives in order to get the life they want’

That didn’t really reflect everything that I enjoy doing.  Then finally, the following sentence was born which is the one I’m sticking with for now. 

‘I love to teach others how to improve and obtain balance in all areas of their lives, so that they too can get the life they want

Noel said that I will know when it is the right sentence as it will just roll off my tongue when asked “so what is it you love to do?”. 

What does this sentence mean for me?

Not only is this statement increasing my focus on what I know I was born to do, but it’s also helping me to apply this purpose to all areas of my life, for example, teaching my children to learn new things, helping my partner find a job, teaching others through my daily writing blog and transferring knowledge to my work colleagues. 

Getting tipped off balance

There was one day this week when I felt myself slipping and didn’t quite get full marks from Noel Walker on how I handled it; nevertheless, I quickly realised where I was going wrong and turned my mood around.   Instructions from Noel were to…

”…play around with the ideas as to why you’re not experiencing what you want, and what you would need to be doing more of in order to do so.  Also consider why you felt you were drawn into those situations/times that threw you off balance – what is being highlighted? What is the thing that really got to you?”

I’m finding this very useful.  He also asked me to make a note of the times I feel on a high as well as when I get tipped off balance or feel my energy levels slipping. 

Visualisation exercises can really focus you

I’m still continuing with the visualisation exercises and amazing things are happening;  I feel like a better person and this is reflecting in the behaviour of those around me.  My partner and girls seem happier and more focused, things are getting done before I ask, and one night this week I had a lovely candlelit dinner waiting for me.  Things are looking up in all areas.

I’m really looking forward to the next week and the steps that Noel has in store for me.  I’m also looking forward to sharing more of my experiences with you, some of which I know will also be included within the OpenLeaf courses *coming soon*.

Until next week…

Freelance writer

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