Is finding your purpose overrated? Well I believe that is a question that can have a yes or no answer. I love speech coaching, and that is part of my purpose, but after a while I knew I wanted to do more. I joined Toastmasters in 2007 to find my voice and message. Well here it is 2015 and I am finally doing it. WOO HOO
I figure if I can share my truth about my child abuse on “Oprah” why not go for it. Just a bit of information about survivors of abuse and why I am doing this: There are
42 million children and adult survivors in the United States alone! There are 320 million people living in the United States so you do the math.
Cancer.org: 14 million cancer survivors. Talking about it!
CDC: 1.3 million living with HIV/AIDS Talking about it!
CAChouston.org: 42 million survivors of abuse, children and adults. It’s not a contest but it is time to shake the stigmas and start talking about it to make it STOP and encourage adults to Get Help – Get Healed – Get Happy! www.NoMoreShameCampaign.com
Children are receiving help through programs such as Erin’s Law which I donate a portion of proceeds from (my book) “His Puppet No More” Adult survivors need a voice too, so that is why I am speaking out! They need to know that they are not alone, and if they choose they can work through the pain and shame and live the life they want and deserve.
So is finding your purpose overrated? I don’t think so because if your story, your life, can touch one person and help them discover how to find their voice and live the life they deserve and choose; then by all means follow your heart, live in your purpose.
Perhaps your purpose is volunteering at an animal shelter, hospital, VA, or some other organization. Perhaps it’s cooking for your family to keep them happy and healthy. Your purpose doesn’t have to be some grandiose event or calling……just do what brings you and others joy.
That my friend, is living in purpose! I would love to hear your thoughts.