We all want it. We all seek it. And not all of us know how to get it. Finding your purpose is one of life’s great mysteries, and I want to help you find yours. Today, I’m bringing you the ultimate Moll Must – my A to Z guide to help you find your life purpose. Are you ready? Ok, then. Let’s get started.
Ask yourself what truly makes you happy. Be honest.
Begin anew each day. Accept that every day can be a new chapter and write yours.
Challenge yourself, by stepping outside your comfort zone. Whether it’s traveling, taking a class, or introducing yourself to someone you admire, challenge yourself to do the (almost) unthinkable.
Do one things every day that’s in line with your purpose. Whether it’s reading about what you want to do, watching a film about it, or even going on a walk and just mulling it over, make it your mission every day to make time for it. Don’t know what it is yet? Do something every day to help you find it.
Effect change in the world, by seeing where there’s a hole and filling it. If you think you can do it better, do it.
Follow your heart –not the dreams, plans or expectations of anyone else.
Give back as much, if not more, than you get. Whether it’s advice, money or job opportunities, pay it forward. You’ll see a change in your life.
Have faith that everything will work out for the best. Even when it doesn’t look like it will, life can throw some beautiful unexpected moments your way.
Ignore criticism. There are plenty of critics out there, and they should NOT be a part of your journey. While I know it’s harder to ignore those critics who might live with you, remember that their journey is not your journey and vice versa.
Jump into your passions heart first. The head can’t lead when it comes to this stuff.
Know your strengths and weaknesses, and work to keep those strengths strong, and turn those weaknesses into strengths, when it can help you.
Listen more than you talk, when it comes to finding your purpose. It’s in those moments of listening where things can really begin to get clearer and clearer.
Make each moment count. Turn off that tv. Turn off the phone. Shut the laptop. And stay present in the moment you are in right now.
Notice how you feel while pursuing your purpose. Does it feel good? Keep doing it. Does it feel uncomfortable? If it does, that may not be a bad thing. What kind of uncomfortable? Scary in a good way? Keep doing it. Just be honest with yourself.
Observe those you admire and watch carefully how they do things. How can you emulate them? How can you do it even better, perhaps?
Paint your own corner of the world. Focus on what you can do, and how you can do it differently than anyone else has ever done it before. I can’t emphasize this enough.
Quit making excuses – whether it’s about changing jobs, losing weight or staying in a negative relationship. Excuses get you nowhere every time.
Rid yourself of the superfluous things in your life. The clutter has got to go – and I’m not just talking about things, here. The negative people who clutter your life have got to go, as well.
Stay true to the person you want to be. If it doesn’t authentically feel like you, don’t do it. Period.
Talk about your purpose. Even if it feels like it’s unrealistic, talking about it can not only make it seem more realistic, but may just bring about revelations you’ve never even considered.
Utilize your resources. Bountiful resources are available everywhere and you already have them. Libraries, conferences, schools, websites and books are some of the best resources around. And, be sure to make the most out of the people in your life, too. They’re the best resources of all.
Visualize what you want to manifest. Dream it. See it. Believe it. Do it.
Winning is not everything, contrary to what Charlie Sheen says. Remember that “winning” looks different to everybody. Seek to be happy, truthful and authentic, above all else.
EXpect nothing, but be hopeful and plan everything so that you set yourself up to succeed.
Yield when you need to yield. If you’re trying your hardest and doing your best, and yet you feel like you’re banging your head against a wall, take a moment and regroup. Sometimes, we all just need a good night’s sleep for things to look better the next morning.
Zeal is crucial when seeking your purpose. Does it make you excited? Do you want to share it? You’ve found your passion and purpose, my friend. And that zeal and purpose can sustain you the rest of your life. Just ask me.
Moll Wants To Know: Have you found your purpose? What is it? What would you pursue if nothing stood in your way?