Eileen and I after the segment
Please join me in praying for those who may be affected by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and for God’s protection over us all.
As we begin to practice social distancing, this is a good time to focus on us. On Tuesday, I did a segment on ABC7’s “Good Morning Washington.” This segment was about living a life of purpose and destiny. My neighbor stopped me to say that it changed her life! I pray that it will bless you as well. Here’s the replay in case you missed it:
We can find our life’s purpose from any event, person, thing or experience. I found mine in a t-shirt (haha). Your purpose is always right there waiting for you to get clear, connect the dots and pay attention to the signs. So, what’s your “why?” If your “why” doesn’t make you cry, it’s not your “why.” In that moment, your heart reveals itself. You’re not living a lie. You forget what everyone’s been telling you to do, what’s been passed down to you, and what you’ve been told you couldn’t do. Your “why” won’t leave you alone. Even when you’re tired, you want to keep going. When your heart is right, it’s your “why” that will help you to be successful, impact lives, leave a legacy, and live a fulfilled life.
The following are my 5 tips on Your “why” should make you cry: living a life of purpose and destiny:
1. Find out who you are – Where have you found real purpose in living? When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? What roles attracted you?
2. Ask family and friends – When you are moving in your purpose, people around you will often recognize and affirm it. What do those who know you well say about what you are made to do? What have you done that has been the most successful or beneficial to others? Sometimes a sense of destiny can be passed down from your family as well.
3. Be honest with yourself – What motivates you? The reason you want to do what you do (your “why”) usually comes from a very personal place. It’s the reason why you cry. It can come from any event, person, thing or experience. There’s a yearning to fill this particular need in the world. What makes you upset? What makes you feel fully alive when you are doing it? What drains you? (That’s not it.) What would you do for free? (That’s usually it!)
4. Punch fear in the face and take the leap – It’s time to position yourself and walk the walk. Volunteer in that space, coach someone for free, go back to school, quit the job, and write the book. Someone needs what you have to offer and they’re just waiting for you to show up.
5. Tell the good and the bad – Every experience, good or bad can be leveraged into a person’s sense of destiny. Don’t hide your failures in life—use them. People don’t feel connected to a perfect person. They want to know that you’re real and just like them.
Me having fun on the infamous GMA wall!
Do you know your “why?”
That’s where I come in. I invite you to talk about it with me in a free discovery session. We’re 2 1/2 months into 2020 and every day you wake up means that God has purpose for you. Don’t delay on what He has put on the inside of you!
It’s because of my “why” that I’m committed in helping you live out your “why.”
Although this was my fourth appearance on GMW, it was Joshua 1:9 that got me through, haha!