I am very blessed to have spent most of my life doing what I love doing. In fact, I have surpassed what I ever envisioned … and that is not hard?!
If you have been following my writings here, and on Facebook, for a while now, you may recall that I never planned or visioned my future. In fact, an image I used to describe myself is someone who wanders along life, sees an interesting opening, have a peek and then choose to drift down it because it looked vaguely interesting.
What I have come to realise is that everything we do leads us somewhere.
And, I do believe that our destination is pre-determined.
The reason I believe this to be true is that everything I have done to date seems to be culminating in something (I don’t quite know what yet), that I have on this earth to do.
If that is then true, then do we really need to “chase” our dream(s), or will our dream happen anyway?
I see so many people around me chasing, striving, doing whatever it takes, in order to pursue their “dream”. What happens if you take a step back, be quiet and still, and listen to the voice deep in your heart, and not your head? What would that voice say?
A few years ago, someone was talking to me about wanting to become a Les Mills Trainer. The conversation sort of went a little like this …
Instructor: “I really want to become a Trainer.”
Instructor: “Because I want to change lives.”
Me: “As instructors we’re already changing the lives of people who come to our classes, what do you feel is different by being a Trainer?”
Instructor: (after numerous ums and ahs) “Well, I just want to share the love.”
This instructor also ran their own business, where they coach and mentor individuals in growing their businesses. They also stand up in front of a crowd regularly and deliver training. So, they are already changing lots of lives.
My point is this …
Look at what fulfils you at a deeper level. Using this instructor as an example, they get a buzz from changing lives. In their eyes, they wanted to be a Les Mills Trainer for the “glamour” and “fame”. It may be easy for me to say that because I have done that, and still doing it to some degree. I have done it long enough though to look back and realise that I never took the time to understand what fulfils me.
By understanding what fulfils me, I can map out my future journey and consider what my legacy will be.
I didn’t need to drive myself so hard. And, I could have looked ahead more, to the different stages and chapters of my life. I find people like Tyra Banks, Michelle Obama, David Beckham inspiring because at the peak of their career, they knew that chapter would close and they set in motion their plans for the next chapter of their lives.
So, I do believe that we are here for a reason and to leave a legacy.
I believe that legacy is a result of the fulfilment of your soul.
I am learning to listen to what my heart has to say and let it guide me on my journey to fulfilling my destiny.
How about you?
Till next time …