5/5/2016: Purpose

A reminder when you're feeling a little lost to pick something and see if it doesn't put that spring back in your step! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.

Early last week I was starting to feel really stagnant, like I could feel myself evolving inside but things around me were remaining static. Without realizing it, I had gotten STUCK.I think I was overwhelmed with the number of paths I saw laid out before me and unable to feel out which was right for me, I decided to stand still instead.

After unpacking this feeling further, I realized that ultimately I couldn’t tell which path was right because I had lost sight of my purpose a bit. I allowed it to get buried by the mounting list of daily and weekly tasks on repeat. So I took a step back to recalibrate, and finally I can feel my true north with clarity and conviction again. I picked a path, I redefined my purpose and now I have a plan to put it into action. Already I can feel the difference in waking up with that renewed sense of drive and focus I was lacking before.

But here’s the kicker: there’s NO way of knowing if it’s the ‘right’ or ‘best’ path - the purpose that will lead me to where I see the business going. But I’ve realized it doesn’t really matter. Sometimes you just have to PICK SOMETHING, to give yourself any purpose at all that fires you up in order to get unstuck. If you’re feeling lost, pick a purpose and see if it puts that spring back in your step!