The Feisty House looks a little different, doesn’t it? Thanks for your patience as I tackled this redesign and refocused the brand. I am so pleased with the results and so ready to take The Feisty House to the next level.
Which brings me to today’s post…
What’s Your “Why”?
When I was on vacation in South Africa last month, I had a lot of time to think clearly and receive new inspiration and while in South Africa, I figured out my “why.” That realization has been the basis for a few changes I’ve made in my life in the past few weeks, including changes to the blog and to its mission.
You see, I firmly believe that each one of us is called to do something special with our time here on earth. Your calling or your purpose is that special job that God has put you here to do, and I feel like God has made my calling “crystal clear.” I know what my “why” is. I know why I’m here, and what I’m supposed to be doing with my time.
- I know now that I’ve been called to build a community for entrepreneurial Black women who are creative and passionate and looking for ways to build their businesses, network with like-minded women, and make a difference for others through their business.
- I know that I’m supposed to create a platform for Black women who own their businesses to share their experiences in entrepreneurship and mentor other women who want to do what they did.
- I know that I’m supposed to show young Black girls that entrepreneurship is an option for them to pursue and that the possibilities are endless once they take ownership of their own ideas.
- I know I have been called to create a place where this vibrant community of women who read this blog can gain the inspiration and encouragement they need to see their potential, step out on faith and build their own businesses.
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I feel a sense of direction that I’ve never known before. I feel confident that I know what I’m supposed to be doing with my life. I know why I’m here and what I’m supposed to be doing, and that sense of purpose is what’s driving me to accomplish the goals I’ve set for myself for these last few months of 2015. Knowing my why has also helped me prioritize certain activities: it’s easier for me to focus on what I should be doing and ignore potential distractions.
We’re heading towards the end of 2015, but finding your why isn’t something that you need to do at the start of a new year. You can start now! Decide that you’re going to invest the time it takes to actively discover your purpose. Be willing to adopt new ways of thinking and be willing to try new things. Keep an open mind and accept the fact that finding your purpose could take some time (months). Prepare yourself to accept your why: about a year ago, I decided that 2015 was going to be the year that would change my life for the better. I’ve been reading lots of self-improvement books, I implemented a daily routine to help keep myself motivated and active, and I stepped up my prayer life. All of these things helped me to get into the right frame of mind for discovering and then working within my purpose. It’s also a great idea to document this journey for yourself: keep a prayer journal, a video diary, or a private blog. You’re going to learn so much about your dreams and goals in this process, and once you’re on the other side of it, it will be so rewarding to look back and see how far you’ve come. Another option is to invest in a life coach to help you through this process and keep you motivated. I haven’t used a life coach before, but I’m seriously praying about partnering with one in 2016 to help me stay on track now that I know what my purpose is.
Are you currently trying to find your purpose in life?
Do you already know your “why”? I’d love to know what it is and how you discovered it!
Leave a note in the comments! XO
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