How many times have you heard expressions like, “find your purpose in life, pursue your passion and the money will follow, do what you love doing.” Well what if you haven’t found your purpose or can’t afford to wait on the money. Your just drifting, doing whatever you do in the MEANTIME. For years I drifted trying to understand my purpose, destiny, and passion. What Would I Do For Free? For years I told myself there was absolutely nothing I would do for free. I am laughing at myself as I type this because I was already giving my gift away for free.
I gave my talents to my employers with little recognition, no title, and no extra pay. That’s because I didn’t realize my purpose. My in the meantime started at the age of 17. As a team leader then later supervisor for a local fast food restaurant, I trained and managed cashiers and other managers. They even had me leading customer service training activities and meetings (I was a kid.) I later found myself again training and managing employees at a law firm. Next I was at a global paper company with the pay of a customer service representative, but I was hosting teambuilding activities, product training, and implementing strategies to help increase the companies Gallup poll numbers. Yes this was a long in the meantime 19 years to be exact.
One day I was listening to Bishop T. D. Jakes and he said, “You’ve delayed your dreams so long that your faith doesn’t’ even believe you anymore.” Something in me screamed, cried, and then awakened. I knew I had to put an end to my meantime. No it was not easy then and continues to be a struggle for me everyday. However my meantime, is my now time. With the 4 steps below I am making it happen.
Step #1. STOP MAKING EXCUSES!!!!! You will never find your purpose, passion, destiny, dream job or whatever you call it if you are not searching, STOP PROCRASTINATING TODAY!
Step #2. Make a Plan Habakkuk 2:2 states “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” Put your dreams, vision, or plans on paper. Every business needs a business plan. Your life is your business make a plan for it.
Step #3. Set Deadlines and stick to your deadlines. If you have small amounts of time use it wisely. If you want to write a book start by writing a page a day. Eventually the ideas will begin to follow at a greater rate.
Step #4. Work Your Plan Do what you say you want to do. Do what you say you’re going to do. Turn off the TV, cell phone, Facebook, Twitter, or whatever your distraction maybe. This is YOUR VISION only you can make it happen. Take control of your life today.
END YOUR MEANTIME!
Today I am sharing my gift with the world for FREE. Lets all laugh out loud. I am pursuing my passion of training and development.