I like to believe that it’s not very productive to try to tackle life without something that reminds you why you desire to teach, help others in need, develop that non-profit organization, mentor the youth, or whatever you desire to do to impact change. Whatever your purpose is, it’s impossible to create a plan without knowing it, or what some call your “why.”
Being intentional starts with knowing and acknowledging your “why.”
I speak on this a little in the post: 3 Reasons You May be Lacking Peace in Your Life. What I’ve discovered on my life’s journey is that it’s almost impossible to enact a sound plan for your life if you’re unclear about your “why”. When you’re able to create a plan you feel more comfort in knowing what direction you’re going.
Understanding your “why” gives you confidence, it refuels you when you get tired and feel like you want to quit. It helps guide your future, build your plan and focus and it should act as your motivation to do what you want to do in life.
For example, my purpose is to help women (and youth) find peace and healing in their lives so they stop making the same mistakes. I love to do that through mentorship, accountability coaching, constant motivating through this blog, motivational speaking, and through resources that I have developed.
I love to see other women and young girls improve their lives, be seen and loved for who they are and to win! It fuels me like no other and I strive to want women and young girls to be seen and loved for who they are. I want them to have peace in their lives and be their best selves and I can help them because I’ve had seasons of struggle. I’ve overcome negative thinking, feelings of insecurity, feelings of uncertainty and feelings of wanting more because I knew there was more to life than how I was living it.
On my life’s journey I have found myself frustrated at times because it took me try after try to learn certain life lessons, such as patience and trust, just to name a few. I found that when I thought I had conquered one or the other, I would be tested and the outcome would act as proof that I hadn’t truly conquered that lesson after all. However, over time I was able to work on myself little by little and started seeing results. That’s why I strive to use my gifts of compassion, empathy, story telling and ability to love unconditionally to make a difference in your life!
THINK ABOUT IT!
When you understand your “why” you’re more likely to say no to things and opportunities that don’t serve you, your purpose or your career in the long run. Also, when you focus on one or two big goals/things at a time. It will help you stay focused on your desired outcome. Have you discovered your “why” and used it to shape the life you want to live? If not, you need to get started today. You don’t want another day to go by without having that in place. I promise you, it can change the trajectory of your life, only if you allow it.
If you need some help brainstorming and trying to figure out what your “why” is try downloading my Manifestation Journal (For Peace & Healing) to get you started. GET IT HERE.