The Secret Sauce to Fulfilling Your Purpose Is…
Well, first, think about who you are and everything that defines you. How would you describe yourself? It’s not so simple to just sum it up in one single phrase. There’s so much to who you are, and that’s why going after your purpose is nearly impossible if you don’t have a good grasp on the main ingredient to your purpose: you!
You First Have to Learn to Understand Yourself, Inside and Out
What makes you who you are? Forget about the titles. Forget about your career. Forget about the relationships you have that you feel define you. What qualities and characteristics add up to equal a sum total of you? What makes you the rare gem that you are? What makes you so different from every other girl?
When you are able to answer these questions, you will be able to better understand your identity. Once you have an understanding of who you are, the next best step is to take a dive into the scary places many of us want to avoid. That place where we fully accept ourselves. Even those things about us that the world around us has conditioned us to reject.
Directly Address All of Your Negative Life Experiences
Were you teased as a little girl? Were one of your parents absent in your home growing up? Were you humiliated in high school? Did you go through a devastating breakup in college? Chances are, you’ve answered yes to one or more of these questions.
Whether you’ve experienced any of these instances or not, you have experienced something in your life where you’ve felt rejected, alone, and out of place. The mistake many of us make is that we carry those experiences into adulthood and never really address what those experiences were attacking: our identity.
My challenge for you is to not only figure out who you are, but to really dig deep beyond your past negative experiences and get to the core of your identity. That is when you’ll get to a point where you can really answer this next question. Who are you, really?
Girl, Love on Yourself & Everything that You Are!
I’ve set you up to figure out who you are for one reason, and one reason only. It’s so that you can LOVE YOURSELF TO PIECES! Self-love is one of the best loves you can experience. Why? Simply because you have come to an understanding of the beauty that God placed inside of you so that you can fulfill your life’s purpose!
You have to accept that you are a masterpiece created by God with specific purpose and design. You have to accept how God created you and love every part of it.
What does self-love look like? It looks like you knowing that you are not inadequate. It looks like knowing that you are more than enough. It looks like knowing that everything about you is beautiful. It looks like knowing that regardless of your failures, you are always worth loving. It looks like treasuring yourself as the queen that you are.
Don’t Fall Short of Fulfilling Your Purpose. You Got This!
So, what’s the number one reason you fall short of fulfilling your purpose? It’s your self-image. It’s beyond just your external appearance and your identity. It’s ALL about what you believe about yourself. What do you believe about your abilities? What do you believe about what you can achieve?
Until you get your self-image in order, you will not be able to truly achieve EVERYTHING that you were placed on this earth to do. You will, absolutely, miss out if you do not come to a realization of you and all the amazing-ness that is packed inside of you.
What it boils down to is this: You have to love and accept yourself as you are. From there, your self-image will come into alignment with reality. You have to accept yourself completely, and not “for-fake”. You have to be able to look in the mirror, flaws and all, and say “I love me”. This is your first step towards truly fulfilling purpose.