4 Rewards of Finding Your Purpose
We love Julia Cameron. We’re especially BIGG fans of her book, The Artist’s Way. And we love this quote by her:
“What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.”
We’ll share a few thoughts on this quote in the context of BIGG success.
“What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do.”
BIGG success is life on your own terms. It’s about taking control to design and build the life that fits you perfectly.
Before you can design and build it, you must discover “what you really want to do” which is “what you are really meant to do.”
You must find your purpose. Your purpose is found at the intersection of your passions, your proficiencies, and your preferences.
Deep down in your soul, you know you’re here for a reason. What is it?
“When we do what we are meant to do…”
We love that Julia Cameron said “when” and not “if”. However, you have to look at the context to understand this important term.
BIGG success is about entrepreneuring your life. You may never be an entrepreneur in the traditional sense of the word.
But you are the entrepreneur of an incredible important enterprise – your life. You own your life.
Ownership starts with a decision – a decision to take full responsibility for your journey. A decision to stop accepting the status quo. A decision to live out your destiny.
“When” you do that, rewards follow. That’s the reason she said “when”. There’s an implicit assumption that you will do it.
But the decision is just the starting point. You must act.
The best decision in the world is worthless without subsequent movement. Take a step toward your dreams.
It can, and probably should, be a small step. But small steps lead to BIGG success.
Before we get into the specific rewards, it’s important to understand that many of them may not be immediate.
However, here’s something to really understand about your journey to BIGG success:
The journey is the reward.
Almost all of the most successful people all grew immensely to reach BIGG success. Growth is one of the five elements of BIGG success along with money, time, work, and play.
Money and time are your two resources; work and play your two opportunities. Growth begins as an opportunity; if you capitalize on it, it becomes your most valuable resource.
The author of the quote lists four rewards to living your calling:
In the dance of life, money follows your lead. You win by picking the right dance contest.
You must position yourself in the right room to be by the door when opportunity knocks.
You “feel useful”
At its essence, BIGG success is a sense of fulfillment given your opportunity cost. When you live your purpose, you maximize your fulfillment while minimizing your opportunity cost.
Work “feels like play”
The BIGG idea behind BIGG success is synergy. When work feels like play, you know you’re in the right place. Every day, all day, is a play day.
If you aren’t sure how to find your purpose or you’ve tried unsuccessfully, maybe we can help.
Image in this post from Leonardini