One of the greatest challenges we face at work today is the fact that most of us are working in jobs that we arent passionate about, in which we dislike our boss and some of our co-workers and feel like there is nowhere else to go. We consistently look forward to the weekend and then when the weekend does come, we become stressed out that Monday is only a couple of days away. If this describes how you feel sometimes or if you know of anyone who is in this type of situation, then you need to read on.
There IS a light at the end of this tunnel!
It is possible to work in a job that you love and really enjoy your career. And if you are searching for your calling, then you will definitely want to read this. If you have a friend who is feeling down and out about their life, someone who is feeling lack of fulfillment, a colleague who is feels lost at work and is looking for something else then feel free to forward this edition to them.
I want to make a blunt statement here
If you are EVER not feeling clear or blissful, at ease, inspired, empowered, or feeling good, it is because you are not fulfilling the role you were meant for.
And regardless of whether this is you or not, it is important to know that you ARE meant for great things!
We are all a part of this world just like everyone else and so you truly are meant for greatness, whether you can really get a feeling of that or not.
But how can a plumber, an international speaker, a dentist, a doctor, a sales person, or someone who is your type of work be meant for greatness and what does that actually mean?
Greatness means fulfilling the role you were created for.
This is why at times you may feel down in your life when you are doing something that you feel is not you or something that you think you need to, should, ought to, better do or just flat out have to do or else! The most common example is working for a company that you don’t really want to work for. In other words, you are just doing so because there are few if any alternatives and this is the best of the worst.
This is also why when you are feeling really great, you can be sure that the role that you are playing is one you were meant to fulfill.
Fulfilling our role in life is similar to how an actor would fill an acting role. When actors learn a role, they immerse themselves in it. They explore how that character would act and react in a variety of circumstances and in different situations. They explore their characters deeply and are committed to that exploration.
So how can you find out what your role is here? What are you meant to do and how can you fit into this world? And just as important, how can You truly find fulfillment?
The way you can start get to know your true role is by answering these four questions:
1. What inspires you?
2. What are you passionate about personally?
3. What do you love doing more than anything else?
4. What are you good at?
Take some time right now, to write down your answers! Don’t just read these questions and move on.
And an important key to remember is that although we are all here to fulfill a role, be conscious and aware that it is a just a role that you are playing and fulfilling. You are much more than just that role. You are much more than your physical body, your emotions, your intellect, your creativity, your relationships, your soul and even more than all of these put together!
Many people tend to lose themselves in the role. They get caught in the role and forget that there is much more to them than the role itself. Eventually, if this happens, an individual can end up feeling unhappy, unsure about ourselves, lost, and more often than not confused about his/her direction. This is common with many actors who enter the profession of acting, that they were once inspired by. As they get caught in the glamour and glitz of it all they forget about and lose the passion that led them there in the first place.
Are you truly proud of your gifts, of those qualities that you have that help you to stand out?
I hope so… because those qualities are going to help you fulfill the role that you are meant for…
They are your qualities of greatness! Rejoice in those qualities. They are gifts from the Universe so don’t be shy about them. And they are not just gifts from God and the universe for YOU and YOU alone, they are gifts given to you so that you could share them with the world.
Allow yourself to fully express who you ARE!
For you are eternal and an important part of the unfolding of everyone else’s life.
“Inspiration is the expression your soul makes when you are sharing your gifts with the world.”
Now is the time to discover the role that you were meant for. This may mean going on a vision quest, meditating, journaling, so that you can discover who you really are and what you are here for. Pay attention to and be conscious of those things that light you up. Consider how you can take steps, one at a time to utilize your gifts and life skills, share them with the world, and at the same time build a career.
Please keep in mind this important point…
Your true calling is not something that takes great effort, for it is already a part of who You ARE.
Just like actors who get to know their characters, project their thoughts, create their lives… so too can you do the same.
Recently I was working with a woman who was unsure about her direction in life. She was and is currently (temporarily!) in a sales position.
I asked her, what really ignites her? What inspires her? What does she love to do above all other things?
Her answer, was…
As she started to talk about her experience when she sings, the hairs on my arms stood on end and in that moment, it was as if the whole world lit up for me… I saw it all in a flash… Her entire structure, physically (she is gorgeous), mentally (she is sharp and has great street smarts), creatively (she has a quick wit and thinks outside the box), and her attitude is just perfect to become a pop singer… there are many other qualities she possesses that I could go on about here.
It is as if, her entire genetic makeup was created for the soul purpose of singing.
And as we talked about this for a few moments, she began to share her insights and passions about singing, something she had not considered before as her soul path or life’s path (career if you wish).
Within a few minutes, we both realized, it is the main role she is meant to play. And just thinking about it, makes her feel incredible. Since then, she has taken a few singing lessons, sang for her friends, and is in the process of getting this going.
And she knows that she is much more than just fulfilling a role, that there is more to her and her existence than that. But at the same time, it is clear to her that this is her path.
And this is where the experience of synchronicity comes in… everything is lining up for her. She has in a very short amount of time connected with musicians, teachers, and people who will help to make this dream a reality.
When we are fulfilling our role… all things (people, material wealth, emotional support, physical health and well being) become aligned and as a result we experience pure FLOW.
If you are not feeling fulfilled, fear not, for it is just a symptom and a sign that you are not fulfilling the role you are meant for. And that can change quickly!
So be sure to ask yourself the questions above if this sounds like you. Go through each one and write down the answers that come to you.
I know that you ARE here for great things. And I would love to hear about it and share with you in the adventure.
Until next time, have a great week, Be-Inspired!, and may you win an Academy Award;)!