Based on: You Are a Badass-How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
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“If you want to live a life you’ve never lived, you have to do things you’ve never done”. -Jen Sincero
I am not kidding you, I am obsessed with Jen Sincero’s book, You are a Badass-How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. It was inspirational, motivational, and hit so many key points on how to find your life’s purpose and just go for it! It’s the perfect book for people who haven’t even thought about their life’s purpose, to those who are working towards their life’s purpose, and even those who have conquered theirs (even though we are never done serving our life’s purpose). Jen Sincero’s humor had me constantly entertained and her content was right on. She hit the key component of spirituality on the head along with other topics everyone faces when following their life’s purpose such as fear, procrastination, people’s opinions, motivation, doubting yourself and how anything is possible if you truly believe in it. Read below for a step by step guide to help discover your life’s purpose.
If You Want to Know What Your Life’s Purpose Is, Wake Up Early Every Morning
There is no way you are going to break the code of your life’s purpose unless you wake up earlier than you’re comfortable with and sit in quiet. Why? Because there is no way you have plans at 5 in the morning (unless you work super early). We live in a world filled with distractions. From Facebook, Instagram, Netflix, news, text messages and phone calls-you wonder why so many of us miss our calling? Distractions are constant and everywhere. You are not going to be able to hear your life’s calling while watching The Bachelor or filling up your Amazon cart. Ya gotta work for it. Ya gotta get uncomfortable. It’s a lot easier to sleep until 7 than wake up at 5. But let me tell you, its worth it. Now, when you do get up early, do you pull out your phone and begin the endless cycle of distractions? That would be missing the point! Right when you wake up, your mind is relaxed and you are more at peace, which allows you to connect with the Lord. Do the opposite of what society has taught us to do. Sit in silence and meditate, get a journal out, or write down your thoughts. You can also invite the Lord to sit with you. Can you believe the creator of all will join you at anytime you ask him to? The source of all knowledge craves time with you. That is unbelievable in my mind!
Matthew McConaughey spent 52 days alone in the desert with no electricity to write his book, Greenlights. How was he able to do this and why did he do this? No distractions and a calling to pursue! Now I know living in the desert for 52 days is not possible with work, jobs, and kids but you know what is? Getting up early before the chaos begins! Stop giving out excuses like, “I’m not a morning person”, “I can’t get up that early”, or “I have young kids”. Yes you can! Once you start the habit of prayer and meditation in the morning, you will crave it. It will invigorate you. All it takes is for you to start the routine of early mornings. How badly do you want to discover your life’s purpose?
The more I meditate and the more I give attention to this invisible superpower, the more effortlessly I can manifest the things I want in my life and do it with such specificity and at such a rapid rate it makes my hair stand up”. -Jen Sincero
Once You Have the Idea of Your Life’s Purpose, Take Action
Once you have pinpointed your life’s purpose by spending time meditating and listening, it’s time to make your dreams a reality. You may have felt a calling towards something in particular for a long time and you haven’t taken that first step forward. Or maybe its a purpose you have discovered through spending time with God. Now is time to take action. This is what will make you stand out among the crowd.
Everyone has dreams and aspirations, but many do not act on them, they remain dreams. So take that first step to start working towards your goal. It might be making a nerve racking phone call for a job you’ve always dreamed of. It could be going to the bank and taking out a loan to start your new business. Or spending ample hours creating your new website. Whatever it may be, take that word procrastinate out of your vocabulary. It is time to move! If you choose to wait till next year it may never happen. I’ll never forget the morning the idea of my website came to me in quiet time. It was like my pen couldn’t stop moving with all of the ideas for my website. My brain was like a computer downloading information from my thoughts and I was trying to write them down as quickly as possible. From there I took a few mornings to pray about where to begin. I started praying for a name and Overwhelming Joy came to mind. Once I had the name of my brand I contacted a graphic designer to help me with my logo. From there, the ball was rolling. It was exciting and still is! All it takes is the first step of action and remember that it takes time! But if you work on it everyday, build your purpose brick by brick, your dreams will become a reality.
Poo Poo to People’s Opinions
Once you step away from the herd and let your true self shine, you’ll probably find yourself in front of the opinion firing squad (especially if what you want to do is extraordinary and outside of everyone’s comfort zones), which is why so many people run screaming from the lives they’d so love to live”. -Jen Sincero
Once you begin stepping out of your comfort zone and begin pursuing your dream, you are going to have many people doubt you, try to persuade you not to go for it, talk about you, and judge you. Not everyone but some. Do not let them sway you to turn the other way. Keep going! It makes people uncomfortable to see others take risks. Your moves to make your dreams a reality makes others take a look at their own lives. And many times this results in people acting out towards you. You’re strong and you can handle it. Put a blind eye to the negativity and keep pushing forward. Keep a constant eye on your end goal, and keep chasing the carrot. “What other people think about you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them”. -Jen Sincero
Ignore Thoughts of Fear and Doubt
You are going to have thoughts of fear, doubt, worry. You will have days you feel like you are not worthy. Be aware of these thoughts and release them. They are not true. They don’t deserve your time. And they are there to distract you from your life’s purpose. I know I am on the path towards success when my subconscious tells me I’m not worthy of amazing feats. It’s all a trick to keep your hands tied. Let these go and move on. “Face your fears with the truth, that they are all in your mind, and they will lose their power over you.” -Jen Sincero
Keep Pushing Forward
There are going to be many obstacles you will face once you begin the journey towards your life’s purpose. Not only are you going to have to deal with fear and doubt in your own mind, you will deal with other’s negative opinions, and even obstacles that are brought on to slow you down from achieving your goal. Do not give up. Keep working towards your goal, moment by moment, step by step. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will your dreams be. It’s going to take time, dedication, energy, and hard work. Trust in yourself, you’re capable of all those things.
Anything is Possible and Available to You
In order to truly raise your vibration, you’ve got to believe that everything you want is available to you. And the best way to keep this strong belief is by staying connected to the source energy.” Jen Sincero
Jen Sincero talks about the law of attraction and how we are all attracting energy to ourselves. If you are grumpy, angry, envious, spiteful this is what will be attracted to you. If you are living a life full of gratitude and joy, positive and fruitful experiences will be brought to you, And a life of joy and gratitude is amplified with a close relationship with the Lord.
Conclusion on Step by Step Guide to Discover Your Life’s Purpose
“One of the best things I ever did was make my motto “I just wanna see what I can get away with”. Jen Sincero
This should be everyone’s motto. Life is meant to be fun, exciting, and adventurous. We are not going to experience that by sitting out the couch eating Doritos watching Netflix. Get out of your comfort zone and go explore! Take adventures into the great unknown. Put yourself out there. Talk to strangers. Make people laugh. Write a book. Do whatever you want to do! There is no one stopping you but you. Have fun in this thing we call life because you only get one shot. Let’s do this!
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