the truth about finding your purpose

Updated: Dec 5, 2021

Do you want to know about the truth of finding your purpose? The truth is that when you find it can scare you shitless. Because then you have to actually own up to what you’ve been called to do. And actually DO something, instead of sitting around and be like, what is that I want? I’ll just go and find myself a little more, travel some. You know, eat, pray, love type thing.

Normally, we are in a rush to find out what it is we were put onto this planet to do. We’ve been given the belief that this somehow purpose will give us infinite happiness. If only I knew what I wanted to do with my life. 

But do we think about what actually happens when we do find it? Rarely does everything fall into place afterwards. As it’s when the “real” work truly begins. We either make a commitment to show up every single day for our purpose and keep growing in this department. Or we become flaky on what it is what we want. We start to flip flop on this idea and then the next idea. Maybe this is it? Or maybe not. 

I know, I’ve been there.

For years I was honestly just too scared to admit what it was that I really wanted. And deep down inside, I guess it was because I knew that when I finally do decide, I actually have to do something about it. 

Because when we do decide, we have to show another side of myself, talk to people about it, do online marketing or things that many times we consider somehow sleazy in our society. 

Of course finding our purpose can bring us immense joy in our lives. But it needs to come for the right reasons. It shouldn’t be mainly for us to ‘finally’ feel happy and fulfilled. Because if you don’t feel happy and fulfilled already now in your current presence, than you probably won’t feel it when you’ve found what you believe to be your true purpose in life. 

Fulfilling your purpose takes time, commitment and dedication. It might not even pay the bills at first. Unfortunately jobs in our society weren’t designed to fulfill us or our highest purpose (in most cases). However are ways to makes ends meet. A topic for another article. 

We see all these people on Instagram who seem to be making it. However we only see the tip of the iceberg. We don’t see all the hard work and dedication. The long hours, the high paid mentors, the tears and fears that go into having your own business. 

Do you want to know about the truth of finding your purpose? It comes with work, things you might not always love to do and you won’t always be living in pure bliss. Things are not like the movies where we only see the story until the happy end. 

But it will make you realize two really important things:

1. That happiness and fulfillment begins now. If you’re not happy with yourself or life right now, than I’m guessing you won’t be later on, when the glow starts wearing off your new venture into a purposeful life.

2. Working on yourself isn’t overrated. The more you work on yourself emotionally and take care of yourself physically and spiritually, the more you will be able to show up in the world and do what you love. 

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much love for now,

inés kelly