Dr. Maya Angelou, one of the greatest authors to have blessed this planet, once said this concerning purpose…
“The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.”
This is, by far, is one of my favorite quotes. It’s what I focused on during a time in my life when I wanted change but wasn’t sure where to start.
I had read tons of books, attended many seminars, and even sought a mentor but none of the results compared to what came next.
You see, I had a general sense of direction for my life but I wanted even more. The answer to the question, “What’s next for me?” didn’t become clear until I sowed more time as a volunteer.
Those experiences re-ignited passions for life that had been dormant in me for years. They also opened doors to share my gifts on an entirely different level. Because of them, I’ve worked with many incredible causes that are close to my heart like mentoring teen girls and helping survivors of domestic violence.
Today, whenever I feel uncertain about purpose, I pray and come back to this timeless wisdom. Then I stir up my gifts by doing more work in my community.
Volunteering is one definite way to see what your passions and purposes are but you likely have more great ideas.
Now that you’ve read how I’ve done it, I’d love to hear about you.
Have you ever been at a fork in the road concerning your purpose in life or business? Share how you found your path in the comments below.