“I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.” Douglas Adams.
When you take a look at your life, there may be parts of it where you think to yourself, “How on earth did I end up here?” There have been parts of my life when I have just sailed along following what I felt to be true for me and things have happened as I felt I have wanted. And then out of the blue something comes along, that changes the whole trajectory of my life. These things may be unwelcome while in the drama of it all. But when I look back, new opportunities have come into my life, that have caused me to grow in new directions. Although I enjoyed my life as a physiotherapist, there came a point in time when I felt I was being pushed to do something else. As a life coach with a bias on emotional intelligence my purpose feels fulfilled. I know I’m in this life to communicate as a coach, a speaker and writer.
What is it for you? Are you aware of following an inner calling or are you living your life by default, that was decided for you by parents, teachers, or friends? It can be scary to let go of some old habits and allow our intuition to guide us through life. Like everything in life there needs to be a balance of being the person who follows their gut instinct but also is able to take action to move in the direction of that intuitive nudge. Have you observed things coming into your life that on the surface seemed completely out of the blue, but when you look back you realise you are living a life that was simmering below the surface when you were young. Back then, you may have thought you weren’t good enough, you didn’t have the skills, or doubting your ability to achieve something like that. So you followed a path you thought was what you wanted, only to find that several of those paths didn’t give you the sense of purpose you were looking for. Then when you look back you realise that all those detours were giving you the skills you needed or realisations of some sort, and you felt on purpose and in a place where you needed to be.
Enjoy finding your purpose!