Comfort is knowing yourself. It’s being comfortable in your own skin with who you are and knowing the values that guide your life. It is doing what you were created to do.
Our Deepest Fear
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Some people are afraid to become what they dream of being. You feel scared or you don’t deserve to have what you dream. Maybe you’ve heard “Dreams are for kids!” or “You need to stop dreaming and live in the real world!” What if you are not living in the real world because you are not living your dreams? We define success as “doing what you were created to do.” American motivational author, Alfred Montapert, once said, “To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan…believe…act!”
Here’s how we describe the four important components to being comfortable with yourself.
Passion is that burning desire deep within you to do that activity or work you love every chance you get. When a person cultivates their passion, they know exactly what they want. They think about this passion every day of their lives. They have a burning desire of exactly what they want to do, and that desire carries them over every obstacle as they pursue their goals.
Purpose is that feeling you are doing exactly what you were made to do. You GET to do. It gets people up in the morning and keeps them giving their very best all day long. It’s the last thing that you want to do before dropping off to sleep at night. When you are on purpose, you are fulfilling a cycle for others to fulfill theirs. When you are living your purpose, you manifest the glory of God that is within you.
Vision is the picture of the future we wish to create. It is a crystal clear photograph of how we see our dreams becoming reality. Visions are very powerful forces that direct our mind and actions to achieve our dreams. “An actor’s dreams are an insight to his greatness,” said Charlie Chaplin. So dream big and be great!
Goals are mandatory, as humans are goal-seeking organisms. Everyone was built to have goals, giving you direction and a reason to live. Much has been written about when people retire from their careers, they lose direction in their life and age much more rapidly and sometimes die sooner just because they have lost their reason to exist.
Growth in your life must be intentional. You have to reach out and take the road you want to travel. Build the trail to success. Create an encouraging, goal-seeking environment.
Of course, success means different things to different people. For some it’s starring in a movie. For others it’s owning your own business, or getting a great job. It could be working at a zoo or with a veterinarian because you adore animals. Successful people are the ones who live their purpose, accomplish their dreams, and the goals they've set for themselves.
Thoreau said that if you want to be successful, you first need to identify your dream. Then you must think about it oft en and take active steps every day to move in the direction of your dream. Only then, after many days, weeks—and sometimes years—of focused effort, will success truly be yours.
You might be thinking, “Sure that only works for some people. But I have bills and worries about just making it through the day.” Let’s help you to figure the steps to find your success.
Clearly define your dream and you’ll take a BIG step closer to becoming the person you’re destined to be. You can do it!
Focus your life by defining your passion The Be WUCA! Way. You will be much happier and so will your relationships.