Friday, November 1, 2013

Indicators of Purpose

The following, in no particular order, are indicators that a particular task or activity is part of, or aligned with your purpose.
·      You prefer doing it to just about anything else. 
·      It’s fun.
·      The more you do, the better you get at it. 
·      Soon you find new ways to express your Purpose.
·      You plan your day around it.
·      Though it takes discipline and effort, it seems, at the same time, almost effortless.
·      You don’t understand why everyone doesn’t do it or love it.
·      Though there is often resistance, from you or others, there is a sense of relief when you are engaged in it.
·      The more you go into it, the greater the battles.
·      The battles you are fighting may seem more intense than anything you’ve ever known, but at least you’re fighting the right battles.
·      You may have had a longing to do this most of your life.
·      If it comes as a surprise or a new discovery, you wish you had found it sooner.
·      When you’re engaged in it, you might lose track of time.
·      The more you do it, the better you feel.
·      Though you might want others to see your work, it’s not that important if they do or not, except as a blessing to others.
·      The more you do it, the more you feel yourself and perhaps even your life change.
·      Things that once were very important suddenly become far less important, especially compared to your Purpose.
·      Things that were once unimportant suddenly become very important.
·      If it’s not part of your job description, you try to find ways to legitimately make it part of your job.
·      If it’s part of your job description, it’s usually the best part of your day.
·      If it’s your entire job, you’re one of the happiest people on the planet.
·      You find yourself changing some of your habits, adding some, dropping others to accommodate your Purpose.
·      If you’re going through heartache or loss, you still want to do it.  In fact, you may need to do it moreso at those times.
·      You learn how to channel your pain into your Purpose.
·      Some of your relationships change.  You lose some, but you gain ones that are in alignment with your Purpose.
·      You do not look for pain or trouble though because you really don’t have time for that.
·      If you are dealing with pain or trouble, you want to end it as quickly as possible so you can get back to your Purpose.
·      You learn new ways to express your Purpose.
·      You realize how important it is to take care of yourself so that you can be around a long time to express your Purpose.
·      You study and train to get better at your Purpose and you usually enjoy the material.
·      You Get Started.
·      You Keep Going.
·      No matter what.