It’s so big that most people get overwhelmed by the very thought…so they just stop thinking about it or say things like, “I don’t know if I have one.”
However, there are three pervasive myths that keep many of us baffled. So let’s dispel them instantly.
Myth #1. Purpose must be passionate
Passion is usually thought of as all consuming. It rules your existence. It’s bold and obvious. And if you aren’t bold & obvious about it, well, then you must not be passionate.
Mother Teresa was hardly a maniac acting out her mission. Her work spoke for itself. Whispered – with impact. Point being, passion doesn’t have to be loud. It just has to be pure.
Myth #2. Purpose must be grand.
Speaking of Mother Teresa…some of us will leave a visible global impression. Most of us will quietly leave our imprints. On a spiritual level, one is not more important than the other. If what you do leads to connectedness, it’s ALL equally grand. It’s about the type of contribution, not the size of it.
Myth #3. Purpose is singular.
People are hesitant to pick the wrong thing – “I don’t know if that’s my purpose.” Here’s the thing. You can change at any given time. Following your spirit is never wrong. And the more aware you become, you may feel the need to express it differently. You may be multi-purposed and it’s perfectly ok to feel your way through things.
Ignore these three presumptions, and you will be well on your way to finding your purpose or strengthening what you already know it to be.
The world needs you. Get going!