“I don’t know why I’m here. I’m not sure what my purpose is”
This is what I often hear from most people – even the ‘successful’ ones.
And I get the mystique of solving the big “WHY”:
It’s sexy and provocative. It gives the feeling of winning the lottery once the big “WHY” is solved.
So a lot of people ‘try’ to ‘find’ their path, their purpose, in the hopes of stepping fully into their power.
But the thing with purpose is that it evolves as we do. And that more often than not, the form of how our purpose manifests may not be present until we materialize that form.
Take Marc Zuckerberg for example. I bet he didn’t wake up one day and ponder about his existence here. He didn’t try to find his path.
He carved it.
He simply wanted to find a way to connect people. He rounded up his friends, started playing around, and then he ‘founded’ Facebook.
No one really knew the game then. People were still into Friendster and Multiply (remember those days?) Gmail was by invite only. Smartphones were only for the “Who know who”
He was focused on what he wanted to create that he simply filled in the blanks to get there.
He didn’t need the epiphany of “Ta-Da. This is my purpose…this is my path.”
That’s the thing with carving our own ways. We don’t wait for things to find us or for us to find things.
We simply fill in the blanks.
I knew I wanted to make an impact on people. I thought I wanted to be a conventional teacher. And then there was a time when I strongly believed that the stage and showbiz were for me.
I was so passionate… so sure that my purpose was to stand out and to make films and plays.
I was wrong. When I had the opportunity, I didn’t take it. I kept finding the reasons why I couldn’t go for the auditions or go for screen tests.
I was bewildered at my own reluctance because I was good.. I am good at performing. And I had the passion.
Being good isn’t enough.
Passion isn’t enough.
It takes commitment and certainty to make anything out of something.
With the full self-empowerment, new-age Business and spiritual world, I am committed and certain.
There are days when I want to crawl under my bed and cry.
I’ve lost count of times I ran out of funds and wanted to just disappear.
But each time, I carved a new path for myself. I went down the road everyone else is not walking on.
I took countless risks. Yet every risk didn’t seem to be so because of the certainty and commitment I possess.
So I kept going and kept carving new paths. And every move I made eventually returns with a pleasant surprise: surpassing my expectations
Carve your path. Be your purpose. Step into your power.
The only person in your way is YOU.
Your best cheerleader is YOU.
Your biggest investor is YOU.
Nothing and no one can really hinder your success but you.
Blessing of miracles,