Purpose > Fear

Have you ever taken a moment to ponder the idea of what on earth you are here for? What is your purpose in life? What gifts were bestowed upon you to share with the world

I remember in college lecture one afternoon we were instructed to draw 4 circles that overlap one another. In each of those circles we wrote four characteristics of purpose. Those characteristics were that which you love, that which the world needs, that which you can be paid for, and that which you are good at.

Between that which you love and that which the world needs fell MISSION. Between that which the world needs and that which you can be paid for fell VOCATION. Between that which you can be paid for and that which you are good at fell PROFESSION. Between that which you are good at and that which you love fell PASSION. Between mission, vocation, profession and passion fell your PURPOSE or the ideal place to be.

If I am being completely honest with myself, I still don’t know what my purpose in life is. Often times we spend our whole lives looking for what were meant to do in life. We spend a long time looking within ourselves for answers. But sometimes, you have to look outside yourself too. Don’t worry about finding your passion. Instead, start by acting on small things that excite you each day. These are the threads that will connect you to your path, passion and purpose in life.

Life has way of trying to throw us off course, and unless we are very intentional in reevaluating our course and priorities, most likely we settle for less. Everything you want is on the other side of fear. The fears you don’t face become your limits.

I have subconsciously limited my potential and in turn prevented myself from discovering my purpose. I have let my fear get in the way. Fear is nothing more than an obstacle that stands in the way of progress. In overcoming our fears, we can move forward, stronger and wiser within ourselves.


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