I’m returning from a week-long Conference in Phoenix where I was assisting at a Life Coach Training Foundations Course for the Adler School of Professional Coaching. It was a Foundations Course for coaches from all over the world. (Hello to Mary, Murray from New Zealand, and Margie from the East Coast!)
Anyway – it was a phenomenal week, and the most amazing thing is I learn new things every time I revisit old topics, trainings and opportunities. In fact – sometimes it’s as if the material is brand new.
This time, I learned throughout the week (and some personal coaching) that I might have a purpose, and that identifying a “purpose” in ones’ life can be a real pain in the UNOWUT if you’re not ready to accept responsibility for what comes with identifying it.
Sometimes it’s just a gift we get, a passion we have, a talent, a desire, or the way the stars align. Sometimes we have to work for it and name it; sometimes we wish for something to be our purpose; and sometimes we just wonder what it is. And all of that is okay. We don’t always have to identify what it is or even know that we have one. And you know what else? Purpose can change along the way, so once you find it, don’t hang on too tight.
Fr me, it’s a nagging item on my “to put on the to do” list. Although I’ve made a lot of great changes and accomplished a lot of things I’ve wanted to, there are some nagging un-done things are still lingering and haunting me. And they’re the same ones they’ve been for a while. They’re the ones that haven’t even made it from the “to do” list to the “being done” list.
So what is my block? Why do I think of a million things to do to stay busy, but still have such a hard time settling in and accepting that I have a purpose that I’m neglecting? Why do any of us procrastinate, make busy-work and ignore our gifts? Why do we react instead of create? It’s not that hard to figure out, really. What I want to do and need to do to is going to be hard! And I might suck at it, and I’m going to do it anyway. Like it or not. Because I have to. And then I’m going to try really hard not be attached to the outcome and just LET…..IT…..GO!!!