“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity.”
~Viktor E. Frankl
There has been a recurring theme with my coaching clients over the last couple of weeks, leading back to one big, juicy word:
Old friend Merriam-Webster gives us several definitions, but the one that I believe relates most to our context is this:
Mission: a preestablished and often self-imposed objective or purpose
Let’s break it down:
Why “pre” established and not simply “established”?
It’s because you want to consciously create it “before.”
Before what, you might ask? Well, before the end, really. Ideally WAY before the end.
If you’ve already done this work in your life, I want you to celebrate yourself!
And if you haven’t, know that it’s not too late. Start now…there’s no better time than the present. In fact, there is no REAL time other than the present.
Self-imposed means that YOU choose it. Not the mission your parents, coach, or significant other wants, but rather the one YOU want.
What is my deepest heart’s desire for my time in this world?
This may seem like a big, heavy question, but most of us can honestly answer it quicker than our ego mind might allow when we simply ask our intuition, quiet the mind, and open ourselves to receive the answer.
P.S. No, you don’t have to live with the same exact mission forever, and yes, it’s totally fine if it changes. Better to choose now and allow it to take shape and grow rather than not choose at all.
This is the biggie – the WHY you do everything that you do, as ideally all acts, in some way, shape, or form, feed into your life’s mission.
The why begins with the individual but doesn’t stop there.
CLICK TO TWEET>> I often find the most meaningful missions are the ones that transcend the “I’s” and incorporates the “WE’s” of the world. <<CLICK TO TWEET
My friend Bernardo of Your Great Life TV shares this balance of the “I” and “We” beautifully on his site by stating:
…my greatest joy in life is sharing ideas that make sense to others and help enhance their experience in life at the deepest and most lasting level
Like Bernardo, I’m on a mission.
My mission is to be a vessel for Love so that I can bring out the inner smile and deepest joy in all whom I’m fortunate to touch.
Now, over to you:
What is YOUR mission in life?
If you haven’t thought about it before, I invite you to use the tips above to craft one NOW and share it in the comments below!