I sent my manuscript to my publisher today. As I was getting ready to send it I read through some notes I had and came to an astonishingly sad realization. I have spent an insane amount of money and time running from my purpose.
I have known for many years what it is that I’m meant to do- Encourage others (and myself) to live the best life they (I) can! And while I have and do this all the time and have since as far back as I can remember, I was not embracing my purpose. Year after year I would think of new ways to earn a living, and I was successful in most things that I would try, but it would not last. Of course when my children were young I worked for many years at the same job because I needed to provide for my children. But once they were grown I continued to chase the perfect career; not surprising, I never found it.
As I began writing, and definitely as I sat there with the finished product, I realized all those years spent chasing that career was wasted. Not that chasing a career is a bad thing, but for me it was because I knew what it was that I was to do, I knew I was supposed to write. But I ran from it, I didn’t do what I knew I was being asked to do.
Why? Fear. Yes, it is that simple. I have been afraid of living my purpose since I have known what that purpose was. I do not think this is uncommon, unfortunately I think it is way too common. Amazingly enough it is my own book that has helped me to embrace and grow into the person I need to be to reach my goals and live my purpose. And I know there is more to do and I will not run from it! Completely the opposite, today I am ready to start writing the next book!
Stop running from your purpose, from who you are. Embrace your purpose and take action. With the knowing of your purpose and the action to reach it you will be successful!
God Bless you all!