I wrote a post a while back about how not everything is precious – how you can’t take your work SO seriously that it has to be perfect. It might never be perfect. It might only ever be a few steps better than a job working for someone else. But if it gives you the lifestyle you want, that might be ok.
And I have some kind of disheartening news: For most people, there will never be a big a-ha moment when you finally realize what your life purpose is all about.
There won’t be unicorns and rainbows and shooting stars. And there definitely won’t be any opening up of the heavens, white light, or fall-to-your knees kinds of feelings.
More likely, you’ll start with an idea that doesn’t feel totally perfect. You’ll tweak it as you go. And at some point, it will start feeling pretty good.
It’s kind of like aging. You’re always getting older, but you don’t really notice it. It’s not like one day you’re 20, and the next day, you’re grey and wrinkled. It happens slowly over time, and one day you look in the mirror and you’re like “Huh… I got old”
It’s kind of like that.
You keep working towards what feels like the best fit, and one day, you’ll look at where you are compared to where you started, and you’ll be like “Huh… I’m doing something pretty cool”.
I’m sure some people have those holy grail, ah-ha moments, but for the most part what I see in my business is some excited-yet-hesitant feelings of about an idea or a business concept. Paired with a desire to make things happen, this is all you need to get started.
Stop waiting for the moment when all of a sudden, you’ll know exactly what you’re meant to be doing in the world. It’s an illusion. And actually, it kind of pisses me off that we’ve been made to feel that we MUST find the ONE thing that is our life’s purpose/passion. It’s been detrimental to me in my own life, and I’m sure you can relate. You’re searching for the ONE thing, and you’ll just KNOW when you find it.
Right. Good luck with that.
Start where you are. Do what feels right, for now. Don’t get caught up in thinking there has to be ONE thing that you will do for the rest of your life, and that you can’t do anything til you’ve found it.
Stop waiting for your a-ha moment. It’s not coming. And start doing the thing that actually WILL get you closer to where you wan to be – taking charge and taking action. Your business is waiting.
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