Great article by Kristie Kennedy from Showcasing Women.
Life is designed to be filled with passion, excitement and adventure. Yet many of us at one time or another chose to hide in the shadows of obscurity. We settle for being a timid wallflower rather than boldly showcasing our resplendent essence to the world as a breathtaking centerpiece.
I recently spoke with two women who were struggling to recognize their life purpose. One adamantly stated, “I know this is not what I am supposed to be doing, but how do I figure out what I have been created to do?” The other woman had a vague notion about what would bring true fulfillment, but due to feelings of overwhelm she was perplexed by thoughts of how and where to begin. Sometimes we inadvertently decide through inaction and passivity that what we truly want will require far more than what we are willing to give. Hence, the inner conflict arises between what is and what is to be.
The key to success is often one step outside of our comfort zone. We all possess the finesse to transform into anything our minds can conceptualize. Understand this truth – a mountain can be eradicated through various means, and sometimes we find ourselves gradually uprooting it one stone at a time. You will learn that patience is vital in the process of personal metamorphosis, in order to fully experience the bountiful joy nestled in the journey!
If you find yourself in a place of ignorance pertaining to any area of your life, allow the discomfort of not knowing to be a catalyst for imminent change. Those of us who are ambitious and driven sometimes find sweet delight in filling our calendars to the brim with seemingly important tasks – but these monumental to-do lists often mask our real desire to live beyond the confining lines we encumber ourselves with day after day.
What if you unapologetically charged over the walls of opposition in order to inhabit a land of unlimited possibilities? Who would you then become? How different will this new space you’ll so courageously abide in be, compared to the trenches of familiarity you left behind? And why did it take so long to identify, acknowledge and embrace your exquisite worth?
The call to exceptionality requires every fiber of your being to be fully vested. I remember hearing an influential leader say, “If it was easy, anybody could do it.” When you finally awaken to unveil the brilliance that your internal fears have buried for years, it will compel you to evolve into somebody completely new. There is more to you than meets the eye, and it is your individual responsibility to reveal the greatness that resides within.
Each of us is journeying on our own distinct path of purpose. The speed at which your budding talent and raw potential are unearthed depends upon the amount of time, energy and labor expended on aconsistent basis. I often say, “Heart work is hard work!” Our eminence often eludes us due to misplaced identity and low self-esteem, which is directly influenced by preceding experiences that warp our current outlook.
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