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Discover Your Life Purpose and Unique Genius
Have you ever wondered if you have anything truly unique and special to offer to the world?
Does it seem like you may never discover your purpose?
Then you may appreciate this.
Albert Einstein is considered by many to be the greatest genius of the 20th century and by some even the most intelligent person of all times. What many people don’t know is that he did poorly in school. In fact, one of his teachers is quoted as telling him “nothing would ever become of you.” Einstein obviously possessed a form of genius that many didn’t understand at the time.
The truth is that each of us possesses a unique genius and discovering your purpose may be easier than you think.
Identifying Your Purpose
To understand and realize our purpose, focus on the things that bring you the most heartfelt joy and excitement. You are here for a reason and it can be awe-inspiring to think that your whole life was designed to help you to realize your purpose.
A good place to start is to write a list of the strengths and talents that bring you the most joy and excitement. You may also notice strengths you have built by overcoming challenges. There tends to be a theme around the overcoming the challenges we face that is linked with our purpose.
These strengths and talents are the qualities to draw upon as you progress. It’s a wonderful relief to realize that you don’t need to be anyone other than who you are. While we all need to develop some skills along the way and clear out some debris, we are essentially here by design.
Your Gifts to the World
Next, think about the gifts that bring you the most joy and excitement, the ones that evoke passion about what you are doing. With them in mind, ask yourself what you might want to do to make the world a better place. This, in all likelihood, is your life purpose, or the path to discovering your purpose.
As a note, there may be more than one thing that you are here to do, and this is great. The key is to focus in on one or two areas to explore more and see where this takes you.
Here is our Life Purpose Formula:
Your Strengths and Talents
+ Your Passion and Heartfelt Joy
+ Your Unique Contribution
= Your Life Purpose
While you’re at it, you may also want to identify your weak areas. These, too, are here by design. We all have them. In fact, they can help you in two ways.
1. Weak areas can help you to understand the things you are not here to do. The things you don’t enjoy doing may not be your purpose. If they need to be done, these are the things you may want to delegate to others.
2. Weaknesses may also be obstacles you need to overcome to be your personal best. This is a critical point. There’s a saying “Your mess is your message.” We all have fears and limiting beliefs that are holding us back. If you succumb to them, your greatness will never emerge. If you overcome them, you learn valuable lessons that you can share with others.
Write a list that includes things you don’t enjoy or don’t come naturally to you. These are essential keys to your success.
Once you have identified your purpose, your job going forward is to become a creator. This requires a shift in perspective for most people, but you are here for a reason. One you know what it is, you can create a life where you are operating out of your unique genius most of the time. The rewards are worth the effort, regardless of the price. Nothing can compare with the aliveness you feel when you are connected with your greatest joys and making a difference in the world.
Your unique genius is what you are here to share with the world. It is also your secret formula for success in every area of your life – in body, emotions, mind, and spirit.
We would like to help you.
You can start by exploring the resources on this site. As you do, we encourage you to provide some feedback telling us how we can assist you. We have set up a special blog post where you can comment and we will respond to as many comments as possible.
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Also, take some action toward recognizing and realizing your purpose. The truth is that most people don’t ever make the effort to discover who they are and why they are here.
Keep a journal. Make notes on all the things that lift your spirits and make you feel more alive.
Connect with the joy in you heart that seeks expression. As you do this and set yourself on a course toward incorporating more things that bring you joy into your daily life.
When you follow your heartfelt joy and purpose, miracles will happen. Life will never be the same.
Try it and see for yourself!