I’m a big fan of Mari Kondo and the KonMari method for decluttering. I have done it numerous times with my clothes, books, and other material possessions. The moment has come – I run out of things to declutter! 😳 So, why not apply the method to the mental clutter? Here’s a simple checklist for…
I found my top core values, top desired feelings at a powerful workshop and I can’t wait to share the learnings! The End Stuckness&Overwhelm NOW! workshop by the amazing Nora Nagy brought me to a deep realization. I know, the title is all-promising and too-good-to-be-true but bear with me. Now I know what drives me, what is behind all my desires, impulses and goals.
Books fascinate me. I get lost and I find myself in the new worlds and perspectives they create. I upgrade my operating system through books. Unfortunately very often the effect they have on me is short-lived. The never-ending incoming input of daily life overrides even the biggest aha-moments. I wanted to find a way to…
What makes people engage with other people? What makes people move, lead, inspire, encourage, influence, touch, relate, attract to a cause, warm up, spark a fire in, approach, connect to, adore, shake up, transform, teach, awake, love other people? I was quietly munching on this question in my mind, observing the world around me, when…
A picture is worth a thousand words. I let the pictures do the talking. Day 1: Berlin – Burgos Day 2: Burgos – Hontanas Day 3: Hontanas – Itero de la Vega Day 4: Itero de la Vega – Población de Campos (Albergue La Finca) Day 5: Albergue La Finca – Calzadilla de la Cueza…
Now that I have defined my two goals and I dropped the search for a BIG life purpose out of the way, I am ready to pick the tools I want to work with. Here are the first two: Life Coaching which I previously wrote about and my Empowerment Ritual.
I am going through my third cycle of life coaching and I got inspired to share my experiences. What is Life Coaching? Life coaching is the process of helping people identify and achieve personal goals through developing skills and attitudes that lead to self-empowerment. – Wikipedia Common Misconceptions Life coaching is therapy Yes, there are many…
Thoughts On Finding Purpose
14. january 2019
Clearing in the forest
Clearing by Martha Postlewaite
Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worthy of rescue.
In the course of the last two years my original goal of FI (Financial Independence) by 2022, expanded beyond the financial aspect:
My 5-year goal is to design a life I don’t need a vacation from, to feel fulfillment and enthusiasm every day, to let my creativity flow, to be in touch with nature and to be part of a bigger purpose. – The Goal is Dead. Long Live the Goal, 10.10.2018
This last one, the P word was a daunting task to say the least. I’ve been ignoring it for years, keeping myself busy with the activities at hand – study, work, side projects, getting on with life. It was only recently that I slowed down, took a deep breath and I finally listened to the nagging voice: What are you doing? Where is it all leading to? What’s your purpose?
I didn’t have an answer. What’s the big, grandiose life purpose? It was vague and confusing. Isn’t this something for visionaries?
Enter Jake Desyllas, host of the Voluntary Life podcast. In his recent Your Purpose in Life Can Change episode (16min), Jake brought the much needed clarity to the subject. Stop reading, go and listen to his podcast right now (also available on Youtube). I am going to outline the points I resonate with here.
MY IDEA OF A BIG LIFE PURPOSE
That’s how I used to look at purpose: A big, meaningful mission I’m given for my lifetime. I need to find it and achieve it. A nirvana state where I have a single focus. Working towards my it brings fulfillment and joy, I feel like I belong to a ‘bigger purpose’. It’s dynamic but it’s peaceful and still at the same time. The unimportant fades away, I only use my energy on what matters to me.
Tada – BIG LIFE purpose – overwhelming, dontcha think?
WHAT A PURPOSE REALLY IS
The etymology of the word purpose
c. 1300, “intention, aim, goal,” from Anglo-French purpos, Old French porpos “aim, intention” (12c.), from porposer “to put forth, to design, to intend, to propose,” from por- “forth” (from Latin pro- “forth;”) + Old French poser “to put, place” – Etymonline
The word purpose is a combination of “forth” and “put, place”. In other words “to put forth, to design, to intend“. There’s much more dynamic than I thought. It’s not something given, it’s something I decide to put forward in motion. It then becomes an aim, intention, goal and I go for it.
A book is like a software update of my operating system. Here’s a sneak peek of my 2018 Reads: the books that shaped my mind, body and soul in 2018.
Happy 2nd Birthday, EyesOnTheGoal blog! Happy 2nd Years of the Financial Independence (FI) in 5years Goal! Happy 7th Year living in Berlin, Germany! Happy Net Worth Growth despite a 6-month sabbatical and part-time work! Putting time in perspective Just when I was feeling blocked and demotivated I stumbled upon the magnificently eye-opening article Putting time in perspective on WaitButWhy. It inspired me to…