Updated: Dec 10, 2019
Why are you here? What were you born to do?
What gifts are uniquely yours?
What makes your heart sing?
There is not a doubt in my mind that we are here to learn and grow and expand and to help each other. We are each born with a set of unique talents and personality traits to accomplish this in our own very personal way. The world needs all of us to live to our fullest potential. That begins with each person figuring out what he/she was born to do and then being brave enough to go live that purpose.
A few years ago I found myself at a crossroads in life, unsure of the path forward. That isn’t a fun place to be! It can feel like darkness and the uncertainty of transition can be quite frightening. We all have seasons like this in our lives. Sometimes we know what we don’t want but are completely baffled about what exactly we do want.
Find your passion
The next time you feel your life needs direction I encourage you to explore “The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose” by Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood. The inspiration and exercises in this book helped me define my purpose for the next phase of my life. I realized that even after 20 years of work as a professional organizer I still liked my career; however, with just a few small tweaks to my approach with clients I would love my job. I’ve made those adjustments and find my work more fulfilling than ever. Knowing what I’m to accomplish informs every business decision I make and every interaction with my clients.
“What does any of this have to do with organizing my home?"
The state of your home, the state of your mind, and the state of your heart are intertwined. It is extremely difficult to have the energy and focus to consider the big questions of your life when clutter in your physical space is dragging you down, causing stress and low self-esteem. Opening space in your closet, cupboards and shelves helps you breathe. When you breathe, you are able to think more clearly. Clarity leads to insight and understanding. Insight and understanding guide your decisions and lead you to the path that will bring purpose and joy to your life.
William Barclay, a Scottish theologian in the 1900’s said this wonderful phrase: “There are two great days in a person’s life—the day we are born and the day we discover why.” Let’s work together to clear the clutter out of your home so your heart and mind can discover your “why.”