Ladies, do you realize that you were born with a unique purpose? Do you realize that you have a special brilliance that the world needs? Do you realize that there is an audience who needs to experience your unique sparkle? Why wait any longer?
Here are some tangible steps to help you move in the direction of your dreams.
The first step in the process of women living out their purpose is for women to truly understand their value and worth. Each of us has something wonderful and unique to offer the world. We sometimes listen to the negative voices in our head that convinces us that we are inadequate and that we don’t have what it takes to make an impact. Start speaking words of affirmation daily that will help to consume the negative thoughts that surface.
Many women lack the confidence and courage to pursue the greatness that is already within them because we allow the prison of fear to keep us locked in a state of paralysis. Fear convinces us that we are not good enough and we are destined for failure and not success. Fear causes us to become intimidated by the success of others and we fail to realize that God has created a path of success designed specifically for us to walk through. We have to overcome thoughts of fear and doubt and replace those thoughts with faith and determination. Jeremiah 29:11 reminds us that God has a plan and a purpose for each of our lives.
Additionally, as we replace fear with faith we also have to couple that with deliberate action. You have to believe in yourself and the purpose that’s within you. Once you understand the value you bring, then you have to move forward. Sometimes that means doing it anyway, even when fear shows up. It is often said “a dream without a plan is just a wish.” You have to move from the realm of dreaming into the realm of doing. You must develop a plan or create a strategy that will keep you focused and outline tangible steps you can take to achieve your goals. For some, you may need the help of a mentor or a coach, who can help you uncover your purpose and can help you create a path to reach your destiny.
Surrounding yourself with the right people is another important component to achieving success. It’s essential to have positive influences in your life that inspire you to be better each day and challenge you to achieve your greatest potential. Be intentional about having a circle of people who support, challenge, encourage and motivate you beyond your comfort zone. For some women, this means detaching yourselves from unhealthy relationships and replacing them with positive and healthy ones. Partner with people who can speak life to your dreams and create a healthy circle of influence. Feed your mind with inspirational reading materials and follow successful leaders with proven success.
Choose to overcome procrastination. Don’t delay any further. Remove the excuses. Some women don’t pursue their passion and purpose because we don’t believe the timing is right to start. The reality, however, is that the time will never be perfect to start pursuing your dreams. You have to start right where you are and as you take steps in the right direction, God will guide you and provide everything you need to move closer to your destiny. As women of purpose, we have to be willing to step out of our comfort zones and take calculated risks and leaps of faith.
Be focused, be resilient and be consistent along the journey. Be patient with the process. Success is not an overnight achievement, but it is absolutely worth it.
Make every moment count and start pursuing your purpose and your dreams today.