3 Ways to Discover and Reconnect With Your Purpose

3 Ways to Discover and Reconnect With Your Purpose

Purpose. We hear the word often, but what does it mean for you? Many of us feel that finding our life purpose will cause everything to come into alignment and we will be truly happy. Even Mark Twain has a famous quote: “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” Don’t you think it is time to connect into your “why?”

Here are three techniques that I have used to discover and reconnect to my own purpose (and would love to hear how they work for you!)

1. Journaling. Free journaling allows your deeper thoughts to come through. When seeking your purpose, try journaling in the following way:

  • Highlight times in your life where you felt you made a major contribution.
  • Make a list of compliments you have received and identify the pattern in those compliments – Were they along the same lines? Did they resonate? Why?
  • Reflect on what comes easily to you. What feels most natural?

2. Meditation. After journaling, shift into a meditation. I enjoy meditating with ocean waves (theta waves are great!) as this allows for a deeper meditation. In my practice, I set the intention to connect in with my best self (Here’s a meditation that guides you to connect with your best self.)

3. Ask others. Take the time to ask others what they think you are good at. Ask trusted sources who will be honest. In my conversations, I have asked these questions:

  • Where do you feel that I shine? In what environments? What has been going on in my life at that time?
  • What benefit(s) do you think I bring to this world?
  • How have I impacted your life?

These questions will allow for an honest conversation and a deeper connection with the person as well.

If you want to dig deeper into your purpose, download our complimentary Worksheet for Identifying Your Interests, Values, and Strengths, which will give you more insight into how you can bring your life more into alignment with what brings you meaning.

I listened to my heart and this is what it told me

Confession time. My name means loves from the heart but I have been in my head for much of my life. It worked all this time but the last few years I realized every time I listed to my heart it was right. I really wished my head could be right but I kept struggling. I knew what to do but why wasn’t it working?

I didn’t have my heart in it. I wasn’t listening to what my heart had to say. I kept trying to ignore it because my head thought it knew what was right.

(cue swearing)

We live in a world where intelligence is valued so why do I have to listen to my heart?

That is not what life is supposed to be about.

Life is supposed to be easy. I made my plan. I do the right things and BAM I get the outcomes I want.

Nope, not the case.

God laughs at these plans sometimes, many times.

Argh, well now what.

Do I just have to surrender to what my heart says?

Yes, that is the case.

So now what?

I don’t know how to function.

I don’t know how to act.

What am I to do?

Breathe. Relax and Be.

I have realized and have evidence that your heart doesn’t lie.

Your heart will only tell you the truth.

It will guide you to the right place and the right time.

It may not make sense but it will lead you to happiness.

Listen to your heart right now. What does it say?

What does it want to tell you?

My heart told me that my business needs to be different. My community wants something different than I want to give it. I wanted the purely online as I love it. But my community wants in-person. They want to connect. They want to see other people. They want to learn from each other. I had to listen to my heart because I wanted to contribute to my community.

What is your heart telling you? What do you most need right now?

I had everything teed up for an online launch but I had to change it because my heart told me to. My head doesn’t like it one bit. My head can’t understand why I would move away from my plan. I know my heart is right. My heart knows best and my heart has never been wrong.

So I am doing it.

I am listening to my heart and merging my desires for what is best for my community.

The 6-week Elevate Your Lifestyle program will be online and in-person. So people can benefit from what works best with their heart. I know that sometimes the in-person will be one on one coaching which is a huge value but my heart wants to give that. I also know I wanted to have my friends in California in the program so I wanted the online. Now I have the best of both worlds. My heart is happy.

What does your heart want to tell you? What do you have to do to follow your heart?

I strongly suggest listening to it. It will make you happy.

Wishing you a happy and magical day.