Originally posted 7/1/2012
How can I be happier?
What do I need to do to feel more fulfilled?
Why am I here in this lifetime?
What is missing?
Many of us (including me!) keep hearing these questions — that little voice in the back of our heads that won’t go away.
These questions and the feelings about them pop up continuously. Sometimes something specific happens to triggers the questions, or sometimes they just seem more insistent for no reason at all. Those questions and feelings may be with us for days, months, even years.
The truth is that unless we deal with these questions, they will keep coming back; they will not go away until we have taken action to find answers to what it is that truly makes us happy, fulfilled and “on purpose!”
These life questions get bigger each time they come up. And if we don’t deal with them, what happens? One of two things:
1. We do nothing and waste important years of our lives.
We keep ignoring the questions and feelings, hoping they will go away because if we have to deal with them, we will need to change some things, and who wants to do that?!
We tell ourselves we have a good life, we should just be happy and not ask for more, that it could be worse out there, etc. We indulge in Gremlin thoughts (negative self-talk) that dis-empower us so we do nothing.
Before we know it, years may have passed (as in my case – I was into my 50’s) before we decide our lives are moving on without us and realize that one day it will be too late to find our true joy. What a waste — to deprive ourselves of our meaningful life’s work and to deprive others of benefitting from our gifts!
2. We get miserable enough take action.
The other thing that happens if we ignore the life questions is that the nagging of that little voice in our heads gets so intense that it results in real unhappiness. We become short-tempered, we hate the work we do, we take it out on others, and we become miserable to others and ourselves!
When we get this unhappy, it sometimes makes us take a bold step to get out of our rut and take action… but by then we are so tired that it’s hard to move forward.
I believe there is an easier and more enjoyable way to find our purpose and the fulfillment that goes with it, and I’m offering a NO CHARGE teleseminar to get you started on that path. Contact us to be notified when registration opens!
If you’re hearing those life questions more and more often, please don’t ignore them. Discovering your purpose can be a powerful experience, and we’re here to support you!