You have a true life purpose, something you can do better than anyone else on the planet.
When you live your life aligned with your purpose, you experience wonderful feelings of connection, joy, and the deep fulfilment of truly being of service to others. The problem is that awareness of our purpose is very often hidden away under layers of negative experiences and limiting beliefs about ourselves that keep us from hearing and following the inspiration of our hearts.
Here’s a wonderful free resource to help you get there…
In my past few posts, I’ve been talking about how to get clear about what you really want to do with your life. If you are reading these posts, it’s likely that you are at a transition point in your life, preparing to make a career choice that will affect you for many years into the future. If so, I recommend that you do four simple things I’ve been talking about before you make a decision: discover what you really want, create the list of careers, do some informational interviews, and begin an apprenticeship.
It’s Your Life to Create
It’s important for you to realize that your job right now is to really see what’s possible out there and to fully explore that for yourself. If you don’t take these steps and really claim your life for yourself right now, you’ll just get carried along in the current of our culture and find a job that pays reasonably well and you will stick with it (or not) and try to distract yourself from the still small voice within you that keeps asking, Isn’t there something more to life than this?
You don’t have to let that happen to you. But you do need to have some courage and some trust in your own heart and its ability to guide you to what will truly be fulfilling and satisfying for you in your life.
A Resource That Will Really Help
My self-help program can really help you with this. It’s all about helping you get clear about what you want and then letting go of the negative beliefs and other inner barriers that hold you back from believing that it’s possible to achieve your dreams. It uses EFT to help you let go of limiting beliefs and feelings such as the belief that you’re not good enough, fear of failure, worry about what other people think of you, etc. It helps you connect with the unconditional well-being inside of you so you can let go of the fear of reaching for your dreams. You can learn more about my program at YourInspiringLife.com
Take the Time You Need to Make a Decision that Feels Right to You
I really recommend that you take these steps before you decide on a career. Discover what will truly fulfill you in your life. If you can find enough courage and faith in yourself to do this, you will have taken a huge step towards living a life of happiness and true satisfaction. You will spend about two thousand hours a year in whatever career you choose. So make sure you take the time to make an informed choice that feels right to you.
Embrace the Adventure
Enjoy this process of discovery. You’re in an exciting phase of your life right now where you are opening yourself to the idea that you can live a life that truly inspires and satisfies you on a deep level of your being.
I hope these ideas have been helpful to you. As always, I would love it if you would leave me a question or comment below and let me know what you think.
So, how do you discover what you really want when you don’t even know what all the possibilities are? That’s one of the challenges of our modern world. It’s wonderful that we have so many choices. However, we just don’t have that many opportunities to be exposed to all the different fields out there in our everyday lives. In this post, I’ll go over the first step to getting clear about what you really want: making a list of possibilities.
In my last post, I gave you five simple questions to help you get clear about what might really inspire and fulfill you as a career. If you still find yourself confused after exploring these questions and you still don’t really feel like you have a sense of anything you would like to do, then I have a little homework for you.
Make a List of Possibilities
To begin, make a list of all the different careers that you think might be interesting to you. Search the internet for “list of careers” and make a list of all the ones that you have even a mild interest in learning more about. Don’t judge your choices or try to narrow them down at this point. Just have fun considering all the possibilities for your life. Once you have the list, put them in order of what sounds most interesting to you.
Don’t Listen to any Negative, Limiting Thoughts
Don’t worry about the negative, limiting beliefs you or someone else might have about a potential field, trust your instinct and know that your enthusiasm and interest are guiding you to the right path for you. And remember to use EFT to tap on any negative beliefs that might come up about your ability to succeed at any particular field. As I have said before, the key to fulfillment in life is to release your fears and follow your heart.
Making a list of potential careers that you think might be fun and interesting for you is the first step. In my next post, I’ll talk about what to do next with your list. See you then!
For most of us, this question will come up many times over the course of our lives. And don’t worry, when it does, it’s a good thing. It usually comes up at major life transitions when we are feeling the inner urge to make a significant change in our lives: graduating from high school or college, choosing a major, changing relationships, children leaving the nest, or anytime we’re really feeling dissatisfied with our current work or life and feeling the urge to do something else that feels more satisfying and fulfilling.
It’s Part of the Natural Process of Life Unfolding
This is all just part of the process of adjusting our lives to reflect the changes that happen within us over the course of our lives. If we are open to it, we can change and grow so much throughout our lives. Our interests and passions change and we get clearer and clearer about what matters most to us with every experience we have. That’s why people often change careers a number of times in their lifetime. I believe that this urge to change comes from a deep internal need within us to do something that really fulfills us in our lives. And the way that manifests for us is likely to change over time as well.
The Old Way of Doing Things has Changed
In times past, men would typically have the same job for 40 years and then retire on their pensions. Their wives would stay home and take care of the children and the home. But in our current world, all of that has changed. Men and women can make whatever choices they want in their careers and change as many times as they like. The uncertainty of this social shift can be intimidating at times but it also frees us to listen to our hearts and embrace whatever inspires us. With these expanded possibilities, there is a much greater desire within us to do something that really feels good to us, something that truly uses our unique talents and abilities, something that we are passionate about, something that feels good to do every day.
If you’re reading this post, I’d say you are feeling that internal calling to live life that feels more passionate, authentic, and fulfilling. Trust that instinct. It’s a good one. In my upcoming posts, I’ll talk more about ways to reconnect with that source of inspiration within you and discover what you really want to do with your life.