Notes 2 Inspire: Pursue Purpose Instead

While flying here to my home in Siem Reap, Cambodia I saw that the movie “The Pursuit of Happiness” was available. I decided not to watch it after I cried at the end of “The Female Brain.” But, it reminded me of something I had heard recently. That they have done lots of studies and what people are looking for is not happiness. It’s Purpose.

Yep, purpose.

purpose
/ˈpəːpəs/
noun
the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
“the purpose of the meeting is to appoint a trustee”
synonyms: motivemotivation, grounds, causeimpetusoccasionreasonpointbasisjustification More

Well, isn’t that interesting? This whole time as adults we are working so hard at trying to be happy. But, really, what we want is a purpose.

And, if you’re reading this thinking, I am doing my purpose and I am not happy.

I wonder if you’re focusing on that happiness instead of diving in deep to fully enjoying your purpose?

I know for me when I took a moment to realize how lucky I am to be doing what I feel is my purpose today life got a little easier. My steps got a little lighter. My smile a bit brighter.

If you’re reading this because you haven’t figured out your purpose yet. Two things you can try this week

  1. What is it that people often ask you for? What are the questions you are constantly answering? How can what you know be wrapped differently than what you’re doing with it today?
  2. And, then, try those ideas out! Here’s the thing, even if #1 leads to a dead end CLARITY COMES FROM ACTION. You can think your purpose into being.

No matter if you know your purpose or you don’t this week try to reframe your drive towards purpose rather than happiness. See what happens!

xx~LL 

Notes 2 Inspire: Do You Know Where Your Keys Are?

If you see me in real life you know that I am happy! And, I don’t mean that in a braggy way. I mean that in a possible way. Meaning, I believe that everyone deserves to be happy and that everyone has the opportunity to be happy.

And, hey, I get it, it’s easy for me, someone who is happy to say we should all be happy. But, it’s true. You just have to believe that not only is being happy possible. But, that it is possible for YOU!

So, if you believe that being happy is possible for you then it just takes you finding the keys to your happiness!

Guess, what!? Finding the keys to your own happiness is really easy. Are you ready for it?

Your key’s to your own happiness is in YOUR pocket!

Yep, it’s true.

You want to know how I know?

Well, for years I searched for my happiness in my past jobs, past friendships or romantic relationships. I searched high and low and thought they were in purses I didn’t own yet or the trending outfits that I hadn’t bought yet. But you know what?

One day I found my keys to my own happiness and they were in my pocket the whole time.

So, go grab your keys and open the door to your happiness.

Are you ready?

xx~LL