Without purpose, we go through the motions fueled by motivation.
The problem is motivation is like a sugar high; it only last so long. When you are driven by purpose, you become a part of your purpose and it becomes a part of you. You are inspired from within, and it gives you emotional vitality to go above and beyond. You keep going where others stop.
We were all created for a purpose but sometimes the chatter inside our head keeps us from discovering that purpose. The chatter drowns out the whispers of our intuition. It’s only when we relax ourselves and go in the direction we are called, with trust and faith that we realize that we are moving in the right direction. We must learn to listen to the little voice within, then move with faith. If you want to start a business on line don’t let fear stop you.
Ellie Drake, doctor turned entrepreneur, in her interview with Chris Widener in the “Made For Success” series said, “The way to discover your purpose, is part of a process. Accept whatever you are doing right now. If you don’t like what you are doing, accept that it’s only temporary. Frustration only holds you back. That acceptance of your situation will bring peace and from “that peace” you will enjoy the search to find solutions”. The Bible talks about God not giving us more than we can bear but sometime in the mist of the storm, we lose sight of the shore.
One way out, is to find something bigger than yourself. When you start to help someone, other than yourself, you tend not to focus on your own problems. I joined the Empower Network because I wanted to be empowered to be myself and to help others. When you focus on learning and listening to others you realize that you are not along. On a job, it’s just you and your co-workers but when you increase your exposure on the internet it becomes you, and many others. There is always power in unity.
Many, may have missed these lines to the movie “Coach Carter” but they seem to have stuck with me, because I listened:
What is your greatest fear?
Our deepest fear in not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us.
You’re playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlighten about shrinking,
So others people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were all meant to shine, as children do.
It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone.
As we let our light shine, we unconsciously
Give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.
– Marianne Williamson
It takes a leap of faith to become an entrepreneur. If you venture into the internet world, make sure there is a community of people there. Get involved and realize that it takes time and money to be successful. Success does not come overnight. If you are not willing to put in six months to a year, keep on doing whatever, you were doing right now.
The greatest investment you can make is in your own personal development. Set a goal to make make a certain amount, but more importantly set a goal to learn a new skill. Once you learn a new skill, you can take your skill and your experience with you anywhere.
Set an amount that will require you to stretch and grow. Because without a goal to shoot for, you won’t grow. Your future vision will pull you through.
Spent time with the various training programs from the core blogging instructions of the Viral Blogging System, the Inner Circle Audios Program, the Top Producer Formula, the Team Building Formula, and the Mass Influence Program.
Knowledge is power and when you get the knowledge, you will enjoy what you do, and you become more productive. Stick with it until. How long is until? Until you get there. Never stop moving in the direction you want.
This has been straight talk, beast mode.
Awesome post Earl, never heard of Ellie Drake. What an inspira-
tio nal video, Thanks for the share.
Love Ellie Drake…haven’t heard her for some time…Thanks for sharing Earl.
Well said Earl. I hadn’t really thought about the difference between being motivated and being driven by purpose. This is a powerful distinction. You changed my life. Thank you.
I can talk all day, all night about this post right here. This is really close to my heart. When I started to tap into my purpose, my life changed. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the comments. Without purpose we get lost in all the busy work and we forget why, we even started.