Be who you were created and you will set the world on fire



How many times have you read about people who were brought up by strict parents and forced into a career they really didn't want? Maybe they were not suited to be in that job because it is not their personality. I know in my recruitment days, I used to do online psychometric testing on my candidate which would give me a pretty good clue whether they were suited for a certain job or not.

I'm a 100 wpm touch typist and I was always very good at ADMIN roles i.e. personal assistant, but that wasn't my personality and I'm sure not my life purpose. I'm far more creative and entrepreneurial for those type of roles and I never felt they were my life purpose. There are other people who absolutely thrive and love those roles, and if they are happy then they must be on track with their life purpose.

We all came here with some sort of plan. We also came here to love. Love overshadows fear, yet it is fear that sometimes holds us back from what we love. How ironic is that? If we are not doing what we want then how can we be fulfilled in this life? I know I could never be an outbound telesales person, yet I know some people who excel at those jobs and do it really well. I have had many people say to me that they would never put themselves out there on the internet like I do, but I love it. I love creating content and I love sharing it. I also know people who would rather crawl under the bed and hide for a week rather than talk on a video or speak in public, but I say "hand me that microphone right now' because I love it. I didn't always love it though. I used to be terrified and that's because the beginning of my working life I was always working in jobs that were in a support role and that's not my personality. I wasn't excelling at what I was meant to be doing because I was stuck in jobs I didn't love. Being in those roles made me feel trapped and that I was never supposed to be in the limelight. As it turned out I wasn't working to my life purpose and things have changed a lot since then.

I've often repeated this, and I'm going to repeat it here again; your life purpose is to love and make a difference to other people's lives no matter how small that contribution might be.

Take Mother Theresa for example. Her life purpose was clearly to help those in poverty. She sacrificed a lot to do that. Now we are not all fit to be Mother Theresa's because the world needs to function in other ways; somebody has to keep the water flowing, somebody has to heal the sick, somebody has to look after people's finances and the list goes on. If people in those roles are happy and fulfilled with their jobs then they are doing what they were born to do. That goes for any job no matter how high profile or not.

If you are not fulfilled in what you are doing, ask yourself the question "Am I doing what I really want to do?"..... If you answer no, then discover what it is that you want to do and then go for it with determination and let nothing stop you.

My secret weapon is when people think they know what is better for me than I do, I smile and nod politely then keep my cards close to my chest; in other words silently continue on my mission until I succeed.

When we contribute by working to our life purpose, we are also making a difference to the world.

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