Last week we talked about how our purpose and our fears cannot co-exist. One will extinguish the other. They are both powerful, and they team up against each other for a mighty battle. If you missed last week’s post, read it here

Your #purpose and #fears cannot co-exist. One will extinguish the other. #strengths Click To Tweet

Fears take on active opposition against our purpose and work to keep us less than. The funny thing is, this often happens without us even realizing it. That is not reciprocal regarding purpose, however. It takes intentional activation of our purpose to conquer our fear. Doesn’t seem quite fair, does it…the villain winning without us even thinking about it, but the hero needing intentional activation? Well, fair or not, this is generally true. So let’s turn the power on our purpose consciously, intentionally and proactively. Let’s win!

Have you defined your #fear? Identify it now. What is the object of your fear? #success Click To Tweet

Hopefully your fear was defined last week. If not, take a minute to identify it now. What is the object of your fear? Do you fear what others will think? Speaking in public? Failure? When you can “name the fear” you can then defeat it. How? By setting it up against your purpose and showing the fear that your purpose is stronger.

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Of course to do that, you must be able to label your purpose as well as your fear. So…what is your purpose? That thing inside of you that longs to impact much more than just yourself? Your “why”. What is the overarching reason you believe you were put on this planet and what are you meant to be doing, uniquely, while you are here?

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Can’t define it? Ask yourselves these questions, then sit with them and get a clear answer before writing them down. 75% of the time, this exercise will bring surprising clarity. The other 25% may need some deeper digging. Here they are:

  • What would you do if you could do anything in the world? If you had no limitations!
  • What makes you the angriest?
  • What brings you the most joy?

The collective answer to these questions may surprise you with how much it resonates in your heart. But it affirms the old proverb, “As a person thinks in his heart, so is he.” Dreaming takes place in the heart, as does anger and joy. So when we can define what is happening in our heart regarding what we long to do, what makes us most angry, and what brings us the most joy, we can generally define our purpose. That purpose will be what motivates us to be more than we have ever been before. More than we ever knew we could be.

#Purpose motivates us to be more than we've ever been or we knew we could be. #success Click To Tweet

So have fun with that. Take your time in answering. Then when you have clarity, set those two opponents face to face and see how much more powerful your purpose is. It’s time for your greatest battle! Your Purpose VS. Your Fear.

My money will always be on your PURPOSE!

 

 

Brenda Harkins mines the gold in people to help them clearly see their talent, identify their purpose and unleash potential to navigate their unique success. Brenda is a Life and Leadership Coach in her own organization, as well as with The John Maxwell Team and CoreClarity. She is a Public Speaker, Author, Mediator, Entrepreneur, and President of The Harkins Group, Inc. You can connect with Brenda at brenda@brendaharkins.com or find out more at https://brendaharkins.com.