Have you ever been in a job where you knew you this wasn’t the place where you could do your life’s best work? You felt like it was a means to an end but it didn’t make you throw the doona cover off in the morning. It wasn’t all you could see when you closed your eyes and it certainly didn’t reflect who you are.
We have all experienced this in some capacity. We have a sinking feeling in our stomach that we were destined for more. We rationalise our current situations on the basis of security or a societal view of normality. We fear change and hope the feelings will subside.
Instead they linger and the more you listen the louder they get. Your purpose reflects who are and your profession is merely a medium to express that. We spend a majority of our lives in the ‘workplace’. Wouldn’t you rather be in a position where you can share your gift and work with significance as opposed to labouring with discontent? Life is too short to live with drudgery and lament. Rather, let your purpose radiate daily.
I am immensely grateful that I have found my purpose to ‘Help Fitness Professionals Flourish’. It provides clarity, resilience and meaning.
Your purpose is specific to you. You don’t need to solve world hunger, obesity or disease. Rather, it needs to reflect your gifts, the impact you want to make and why you do what you do.