You Can't Get Purpose Wrong

Purpose isn't one specific job. Healers can be nurses, moms or songwriters. You can't get purpose wrong.

2/9/20243 min read

"Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” ― Rumi

They tell you "The two most important days in life are the day you are born and the day you find out why," or at least that's what Mark Twain said. Purpose, destiny, and fate are all things that made me think there was a candle-lit path for me to follow. A path that is supposed to take me to where I am supposed to be. Collecting, along the way, the necessary skills to fulfill a purpose; something that gives life meaning. Something to give an understanding of your existence, your experiences, and your skills and talents. As beautiful as the notion of destiny is, the thought of it scared me. Because when I thought of life paths, I thought of it as a road. One road, that held the keys to all of someone's crucial progression and their most remarkable successes. So, if you trailed off the road and got lost; well, you were screwed.

While I still aspire to be in my purpose. I believe that there are a million paths that will take you to where you need to be. Even the path you are on. You see, the path you are on right now is lit and it will always be. It's like the streets outside if you were to take a wrong turn or miss the intended one. Your path will simply re-route leading to a new path to be lit from your current location.

I want to make something clear, to live in your purpose can mean a multitude of things. For example, if my purpose is to educate people on cultures. I can become a teacher or professor. I can spend my life traveling the world exchanging my teachings and experiences for the teachings of another. I can become a travel blogger; or because language is a huge part of culture, I can create an app that teaches languages. It can even be a mix of all of them. If your purpose is to use your voice to inspire others, you can become a motivational speaker. You can create words of affirmation and voice them through a series of social media. You can own a podcast where you share where you are and where you've been. When it comes to purpose there is this idea that it is fixed. Like to have a purpose of healing, you must save lives or be a spiritual healer. Well, listening to someone, and letting them get their emotions out can be just as healing as tending to a physical wound.

Purpose is significant but it's also broad and you choose how you live in it. The path you walk is always lit in the direction of what is good for you. That doesn't mean that it's the only good thing for you and it is definitely not the only way to get to the good. You can not fall off a path that is meant for you. With this in mind follow your wants, desires, and happiness because if anything it will make your path brighter.

Every decision you make on your path will change the outcome of how you live in your purpose but no decision stops you from moving in the direction of it. You may make decisions that cause bumps in the road or that require pit stops or U-turns. But, you can't get purpose wrong. The best part of me learning this was the understanding that from wherever you are, you can start to walk in your purpose. There is no need to wish you made different decisions or to berate the choices you did make. Yes, things would have been different and maybe you missed opportunities. However, a new path is already lit and waiting with new opportunities.