I was watching a documentary the other day. (Can’t remember what it was called, but it was on Netflix.)
Someone on the documentary was talking about Purpose. What he said really got me to thinking (again—nothing new there).
He said when we are looking for our purpose, what we’re actually looking for is acknowledgement.
Bam…right between the eyes!
I had been thinking that the radio show, the mentoring, the speaking…those had to be my purpose. I was to be out there making a difference in other people’s lives…in this specific way. Things seemed to be pointing that way many times through out the journey in my business.
When I chose to walk away from the business, part of me was thinking I was walking away from my purpose. Part of me knew better than that, of course, but that was part of the pain I was dealing with when I made this decision.
I’ve been thinking a lot about purpose over the past six months. What if my purpose is simply to be the best parent I can be to our son? What if my purpose is to be the best wife I can be to my husband? What if my purpose is to be the best daughter I can be to my Mom? What if my purpose is to be the best friend I can to my friends?
Even more granular than that…
What if my purpose is to be the best me I can be?
What’s the best me? What does that look like? What do I WANT that to look like? Will I still include outside acknowledgment in that description, or can I be happy with my own acknowledgement?
Again, what’s the Truth I’m telling myself when I answer these questions?
I would like my “best me” to be based solely on my own acknowledgement. But I have to be perfectly honest. I’ve always included other people’s acknowledgement in my vision of me.
Ouch. Always? Yup. Always.
What if I practiced creating a vision of Me based on my choices?
I do pick being the best Mom, Wife, Daughter and Friend I can be. I pick being kind. I pick being as non-judgmental of myself and others as I am able, and to practice more allowing. I pick being a better caretaker of my physical body. I pick being a better caretaker of my heart. I pick being a better caretaker of my mind.
I pick being a better caretaker of my Me.
What does your “Best You” look like?
Is that enough Purpose for you?