There are so many other beneficial things we could make a priority to fit into our daily lives. A few of my “I don’t wannas” include some of the simplest tasks like washing my make-up off at night or even flossing and brushing my teeth.
Win the day, what does that mean? Most of the time I see this phrase used as a way to promote or brag about something on Instagram, but I think there is deeper meaning behind those words. What it takes to win the day will be unique for each person, but the idea really boils down to three basic fundamentals.
Y’all will have to be patient with errors on this post. I am on the road with my family so I am not able to scour everything for errors from a computer screen as well as I usuallly can. But I am committed to making regular posts and Friday is one of those target days. Please enjoy the last enstallment of “Follow your calling”
If you’re looking for inspiration and you’ve never picked up a copy of The Alchemist, I would encourage you to do so. I have read a ton of great books but I have to say this one really resignated with me. It really is a blue print when it comes to pursuing your dreams. One of these days I am going to write a piece highlighting all of the little nuggets this book has to offer.
One of the most important lessons you will learn is not to seek out financial gains while pursuing your passions. Obviously if it grows to be something that is profitable, that is amazing. Even the most successful leaders and life coaches will give the same advice. Do not just pursue something because you think you will get rich doing it. If your are looking to share your gift with the world, then truly give it away. Figure out how your gift helps others, hone in on your skills, and then set out to make the world a better place. Eventually, if your heart is in the right place, the universe will reward you.
“That’s what Alchemist do. They show that, when we strive to be better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” (Pg. 156, Coelho)
Towards the end of the story the boy asks for the Alchemist to yeah him Alchemy to which the Alchemist replies “you already know about Alchemy” then he continued to tell him “I have known true Alchemists” he said “then there were the others, who were interested only in gold. They never found the secret.”(pg. 142)
For most of us, the issue with that is, we all need to eat. Most of us dedicate an enormous amount of our time towards our jobs. Leaving us little time to pursue our passions. Every decision I make affects the other four members of my fami and I do not have the luxury of quitting my job and pursuing blogging full time. But here’s the thing, it’s a passion for me, so I make the time for it. Most of the time, my writing is done at 5am Texas time. My husband has left for work, my 3 babies are sleeping, and I am up writing instead of sleeping. Writing is something I put off for a long time but I realized I needed to make it happen. You can find a way too. Instead of focusing on everything holding you back, figure out ways around those obstacles. If you have to take a few extra steps to meet your goal or grow your dream, go for it anyway. Things might be tough for a bit but stick with it. Think of it as a season in life. Keep in mind that tough times always bring growth and knowledge.
I truly hope this advise will reach out and touch someone’s heart in a way that changes and betters their life. These are the things I will teach my daughters when they grow up and ask me “what should I be?”. Best of luck to all of you readers out there. Get out there and find your calling.
“Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the soul of the world. And It will one day return there.” –Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
How do I find what my calling is? Where do I start? I don’t hear anything?
Is that you? Are you sitting here desperately trying to figure out why you don’t hear voices?? I am kidding, because of course whatever is calling you is not an actual voice. Its calling you from deep within, pulling you to do something, but maybe you can’t figure out what that message is. Here are a few steps to get you on the right track
1. Keep it organic. Start by tuning into your own heart more, what makes it beat? It’s a calling, so you have to learn how to listen. Try really hard to remember what peaked your interest during your childhood. What got your attention? Start there. Experiment with the things that get you excited or fascinate you. It may have been something you didn’t have the means to try, now is your chance. Or maybe it was something you started, and loved but had to give up because life got in the way. Get back to the place where you were completely happy no matter how silly it seems.
2. Find a way to quiet your head, it’s the only way your heart will get a minute to speak. A lot of times, the first thing we try to do is look around and see what makes everyone else happy. Looking around at others will only cause you to feel discouraged. Look within instead. I always recommend mediation for anyone seeking a deeper purpose in life. Think of your heart as a well, your purpose is deep within and completely inherent but it takes a lot of digging before you can tap in. Meditation is one of those things that sounds a little crazy to anyone who has never tried it. It’s definitely not fun at first, but once you get it down, you begin to see immediate results. I promise it gets easier with time.
3. Don’t force it. These days we can pretty much have anything we want at the snap of a finger. In my own experience, the harder I tried to force something out, the more unattainable it was. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t find your life’s calling right away. Just follow the bread crumbs. Once you begin to seek your calling, you will see how the universe begins to pave the way. You may begin one pursuit and connect with someone who leads you to something completely different. You may be lead a certain way because there is a lesson you need to learn first. You may need to go down five or six paths before you hit the right one. But it all starts with that little fire you feel or that little voice that is calling you. Start there, and see where it takes you. Trust your own light, trust your own voice, and you will end up where you need to be.
Coming Soon: Follow your calling- Not the gold
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”-Jennifer Lee A big part of my inspiration for starting this blog was due to the strong desire I had to write a book for my daughters. I want to give them the best head … Continue reading Follow your calling-Part 1