Thoughtful Tuesday: Finding Your Purpose

So a lot of people have been asking about how to find their purpose. It’s in the media, there are self-help books about the subject– it must be important.

What do you think? Is finding your purpose really important? What does that even mean?

It’s hard to focus on one’s purpose in a world where there are expectations thrust upon us by others or society in general. The pressure to be “normal”, whatever that means.

Setting your sights high

Setting your sights high

We are given conditional possibilities in a world full of possibilities. Limiting ourselves from our full potential because society tells us how we are supposed to be, think or feel. Often hidden behind the notions of organized norms such as culture, which can be beautiful but often selective to whom it benefits.

How do you find your purpose? Why are you here? If you find yourself asking those questions, it means you are ready for a change. How this change will come depends entirely on you. Everyone has an individual path and purpose and it all depends on how in tune you are to listen to what it is.

Let me introduce to Harriet a lady whom I deeply respect and admire. She was working in the education industry and had a great salary but she was not happy. How many are out there experiencing the same thing?

When she took the plunge to open her shop and sell beauty products. She was told how hard it would be and her business would not succeed. Over a year down the road, she has started to make more of her own products. Which are really great! One of her clients had low self-esteem due to eczema and thanks to her products his self-esteem has risen. As this is her passion she doesn’t feel like its work. Her purpose is being an entrepreneur and bringing joy to other people’s lives through her knowledge on making curly heads like me  or other people with skin issues practise self-love by understanding that there are possibilities of embracing our true-self. She probably hasn’t realised this but that is how I see it.

Going to her shop is always a lovely experience. She always has a genuine smile ready for you and willing to explain the product on top of that the service you get from her is stellar. People travel from different parts of Finland to visit her shop. Anyone can start a business but not everyone can be Harriet. I am more than thankful that she decided to follow her heart.

The lesson here is sometimes by denying what is in your heart, you may be unknowingly denying blessing other people with your knowledge and they may need help. Of course being an entrepreneur is not easy but when you want success you have to work for it. Rome was not built in a day and neither were you.

Do you want to take the easier way out and live with what-ifs? Do you want to live your life with oh-well?

Here’s an article I stumbled on thanks to a friend. Soar my dear readers, and remember no progress without action.

Have a pensive week,



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    jossie kamala
    10/06/2015 at 12:29

    wow! I totally agree.

    Kudos Harriet.

    Sometimes you have to swim against the current, face rejection & misunderstanding (from well meaning people who have their own struggles). But you have to find your own path regardless.

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    Quietly Ambitious
    14/06/2015 at 21:26

    Great post

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      14/06/2015 at 23:19

      Thank you ?.How was your trip to NYC?

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        Quietly Ambitious
        14/06/2015 at 23:37

        You’re welcome. I’m still out here. It’s been great. Seeing family and sightseeing. I don’t want to leave ?

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          15/06/2015 at 00:46

          I get what you mean it’s always tough having family across the ocean. Enjoy your moments the memories will keep you going .?

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    12/03/2016 at 14:34

    Hey, love the piece. Its hard to be an entrepreneur. Keep posting.

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