This is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Reclaim Your Brilliance: 7 Steps to Living on Purpose, Working Your Passion and Practicing Prosperity.
One of the reasons we put off pursuing our purpose and calling is that we are afraid of what we might lose. It’s the brand you’ve worked so hard to build; yet we feel called to step away from. Maybe we’ve gotten accustomed to a certain standard of living that we may have to temporarily trade in while we are investing in our vision. Or maybe, we’ll have to let go of certain connections and relationships to make room for new environments and circles where we are not yet known. We could choose to hold onto the things that give us a feeling of success, but would they really matter if there were no significance to having them? What if true fulfillment is not just found in what we achieve, but in the significance of what we do?
Focusing on the objects of success, rather than the significance of our actions, creates a cycle of disappointment. We also miss the opportunity to sow into the lives of others. Instead of focusing on what you might have to give up or lose, focus on the lives you have the potential to impact. How many people are waiting for you to step into your purpose?
Your desire for purpose will never be quenched with material things.
From My Heart to Yours: When your true self is a vibrant, passionate, ambitious professional – it is tremendously difficult to get enthused about doing work that dims the source of your light. Even if you are good at what you do, are praised by the people in your circle, accomplish bigger and bigger milestones, have a glamorous title, or you are earning six-figures in your business or job. If your soul is purposed to serve from another place, none of those things will ever truly satisfy you. It’s why one more vacation, one more pair of shoes, one more relationship, one more pay-raise – will never ever be enough.