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Finding purpose

Has the phrase ‘find your purpose’ ever made you feel demotivated, unworthy and totally lost? If so, you are not alone.

Many of us fear not finding a purpose, or not having one. And if you’ve felt like that, you can be sure your people do, too.

The good news is, you do not need to know you purpose right now to lead a passionate and purpose-filled life. It just means that you have to get curious. Replace the phrase ‘find your purpose’ with ‘start noticing stuff you like’. This could be anything – you might really like walking in the woods, hosting dinner parties, or doing your hair. The point here is not to dismiss anything, but to get really invested in noticing what makes you tick.

The second thing you need to get curious about is ‘what am I really good at?’. Again, this could be ANYTHING – is doesn’t matter how insignificant it may seem to you.

The belief that there is one specific purpose out there for all of us is like believing we each have one perfect soul mate in a world of 8 billion people; it can only lead to disappointment if we “fail” to find what ours is. So, if this belief does not serve you, get rid of it! And start getting REALLY curious about the things you enjoy, and the things you are good at. When you notice these enough, you will be much more alert to opportunities that allow you to thrive, doing things you love and are good at!

One of our brilliant coaches, Steve Chamberlain, has written an incredibly practical and useful book called ‘On Purpose’ – definitely one to add to your organisation’s recommended reading list!

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