What is your purpose?

Do you absolutely, without any doubt, believe you will accomplish your purpose? Neither do I, except in one case: I know I will publish my book.

In this case, I get to cheat a little, if I want to. For my purpose, I have a safety net: Self publish. This isn’t my goal, but perhaps having a backup is just enough for me to build my confidence into pure conviction.
With a backup plan, you can let go of your fear and focus on your dream.
However, for most goals, having a backup plan isn’t enough. Want to start your own business? You can’t accomplish your goal if you give the idea to someone else to start. Do you want to become a fundraising executive? It isn’t the same if you settle for door to door sales (though this may be your first step). The backup is only useful if you continue to focus on your purpose.

So, how do I know I will publish my book? I know because I have commitment. Also, I continue to learn, write and take advice. Beyond these steps, there is one big one. I step over hurdles, without letting them snag me and pull me down. And this is often the difference between success and the backup plan.

It is like being a millionaire. We all want to be a millionaire, but we don’t all KNOW we can. There are too many memories of defeat (agreeing to a joint venture that didn’t live up to its expectations), lessons gone wrong (investing in a market that subsequently tanks), and poor choices (accepting the first salary offer without knowing there was room for negotiation). Unfortunately, we keep the loss, bad lessons and poor decisions in the back of our mind while we attempt to create a millionaire life.
Those memories which we keep inside only serve to drag us down. Those memories are the sludge that keep us from fulfilling our vision, our purpose.

This is the true law of attraction. We attract what we believe in our unconscious. In order to attract what our passion and purpose is, we must build walkways across the sludge. We must pull our feet out of it.

Feel Your Purpose, with Conviction

Let go of bad behaviors, memories, and whatever else may keep you down. Embrace the success you want until you KNOW it is a pure unfiltered force for the law of attraction. When you KNOW, circumstances come up which may have derailed you in the past. Now they are fleeting moments you easily let go while you fulfill your purpose.
Laura Day, in her book The Circle, calls this your New Reality. It is a powerful process, and includes the ups and downs of real success. Knowing what your New Reality is, understanding your purpose intimately, will help to guide you to succeed.
What is your purpose?
What blocks your path?
How will you move forward anyways, and with conviction?
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  • wanda Purcell Posted February 13, 2011 10:59 am

    awesome article….loved the quote…"I step over hurdles, without letting them sag me down."

  • Leigh Harris Posted February 13, 2011 4:20 pm

    Thanks Wanda!
    Isn't that the key, though? So much can catch us off guard. It is how we react that determines success.
    Take care, Leigh

  • parisian_love1 Posted February 14, 2011 4:05 pm

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  • Leigh Harris Posted February 14, 2011 4:39 pm

    Parisian_Love1: Thank you:)

    I've bookmarked your blog. Quick posts can be the best! Look forward to more.

  • Carol And Stacy Posted February 16, 2011 10:31 am

    My purpose right now is to publish our spiritual children's book series, providing parents with tools to teach their little children about purpose, self love, angels and much more. I fully believe I found my dharma. We believe Action is the essential tool to the realization of every dream!

  • Leigh Harris Posted February 16, 2011 2:08 pm

    Carol and Stacy,
    I believe the world needs your book, and you have a clear purpose. Thanks for giving us the details. Sending best intentions for your success.

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