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Self Belief and Finding Your Purpose

Self Belief and Finding Your Purpose


I didn’t know the purpose of my life until a bit later in life. I’m in my late 30’s. Really. It’s taken me this long.

I lost my way a few times on the way here. I mean, I’ve always been hopeless with directions. Can’t navigate a map for the life of me. Suprising really, since I’ve backpacked and all. Landmarks are a lifesaver!

I’ve also taken a few dodgy paths and roads to nowhere. Oh, and I’ve backpeddled a lot, and driven in a lot of circles looking for the exit to get off but missing it by a matter of seconds.

I’ve also misread a hell of a lot of signs…

But I’m here now.

I finally feel like I am fulfilling my life’s purpose. I’m doing more of what I want to be doing and I feel good. I also feel like I am on somewhat of the right path.

To be honest with you I never thought I would find the right path, and perhaps that’s why I was so stressed and so unbelievably anxious. Because even though I tried to convince myself that I had a purpose, that it would happen, that I would get there, well, deep down I didnt BELIEVE it. I didn’t have faith. I didn’t believe in me.

Gosh. There has been so many roadblocks. So many ups and downs. So many near misses and crash collisions.

But I’m there. I’m on my way. Where exactly am I heading? You wanna know something? I havent the foggiest idea!

What I do know is this.

Each day leads me somewhere new. Every week a new branch in the road opens up – one I hadn’t noticed before. I run into new people who are doing so many amazing things in and for the world.

What I also know is that I’m generally heading in the right direction, and that, yes, there will be some deviations, some bumps in the road along the way, a bit of backpeddling. But that is what life’s journey is all about. It’s a matter of bouncing back, dusting yourself off, picking yourself up and moving on. Following your path takes persistence, stamina, and a whole lot of self-belief. It also helps to have an amazing cheer squad supporting you from the sidelines (but that’s not critical).

I tell you, self belief is such a powerful thing and when you truly embrace it amazing things do start to happen. They really do. All you need to do is BELIEVE in yourself, and to do it right now.

That’s my challenge to you. Do it. I know you can!



We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.


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  • Free Like Water
    October 28, 2014 at 7:29 am

    It’s time for me to start believing in myself–that I wouldn’t have survived for 37 years unless my life had a purpose, even if I don’t yet know what that is.

    Thank you for being an ever-present inspiration. 🙂

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