What are you going to do with your life?
There comes a time in one’s life when this question arises. What am I doing with my life?
This may extend to:
- Who am I?
- What are my goals?
- How far am I from my goals?
- Do I know what I need to get to my goals?
These are often daunting questions. Many people avoid pondering these questions lest they have to answer them! God forbid! However, in these times of global crises, more people are asking, “Who am I? What am I doing here?”
A blessing and a curse
Life has run away from us. We have been so overloaded with task after task that we have never stopped to look at what we are doing. Not only to ourselves, but to the planet and the animal and plant life on this planet. If you are slogging on, day by day, task by task, buck by buck, then you are probably not where you are supposed to be.
This is a good time to assess where you are, who you are and what you want to do while you are here on planet earth. A global crisis awakens these thoughts and questions. Although we may curse these difficult times, they are often a blessing because they awaken the giant inside. The giant that is you.
A piece in the puzzle
When I asked myself these questions I discovered a few tips to help me get to the answers and I will share them with you.
You are a unique individual. A piece in a puzzle. What does that mean? Consider the image below.
Every single piece is different. Different shape, different lines, different colours, different patterns. Some are similar but none are exactly the same. You can’t put any other piece in a space except for the one that fits. You are piece in the the puzzle of life, a thread in a tapestry if you will. You have a space to fill and only you can fill that space.
A while ago I was faced with this question. What am I going to do with my life? It was a time when I lost almost everything because I delved in a place that was unknown to me. I tried to fit into a space that wasn’t mine!
It took a huge crisis for me to realise that I was in the wrong space. That for me to find my destiny I had to become who I really am. This way I would be able to fill my gap in the puzzle. I would be comfortable, motivated, joyful and productive. I came to an understanding that if I don’t “be who I am”, that my space would be empty and the picture incomplete.
No purpose. A lot of potential.
I called out to the universe and asked: “How do I move from where I am now to where I’m supposed to be?” The answer came back to me: “Become somebody.”
Wow that was a wakeup call! Become somebody? “I am somebody!” I replied with much disdain. How can the universe tell me to become somebody when I am already somebody? Then it hit me. If I am not “somebody” I am merely a puzzle piece, lying in the box with all the other still undefined pieces. I had to show my face so that I could be identified as the missing piece in that part of the puzzle.
It takes a lot of soul searching to get to the point where you can firmly and confidently say who you really are. For me to have a fulfilling life, I had to become somebody. And that somebody was me.
Who am I?
If you are in the flow of your destiny, you are productive, happy, motivated, enthused, committed and abundant. If you are not in the flow of your destiny, you are miserable, unproductive, bored, demotivated and broke.
But you’re not going to just find who you are at the drop of a hat. You’ve got to put in some effort, research and a great deal of honesty.
If you’re struggling and broke, you either haven’t discovered and recognised your value – i.e. your place in the puzzle, or you are trying to force yourself into the wrong space. If you were to place yourself in the correct space, it should be fairly effortless. You may need to turn a little left, turn a little right, or make a 360 degree turn, but when you find your direction, it will seem effortless. (When I say effortless I don’t mean you will lie on the couch all day doing nothing. You will certainly be busy but you will be happily busy.)
Showing your face
Here’s the thing. When you are in the right space and you’re committed to your destiny, you will want to articulate that to others, i.e. show your face. If you are unable to express yourself effectively, the message of who you are, what you stand for and what you want to present is lost. It would be like putting a completely white piece in that space … your space.
Look at the the space where you find yourself a fit. You have colours, lines, folds, shadows and highlights. What are those in you?
That is why I am here. I am an initiator. A catalyst. An alchemist if you will.
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