Do you have a dream that just won’t materialize? I have them. I think that I’ve done all the right things. I’ve gotten clear about what I want, I visualized it, I’ve meditated on the positive when it comes to my dream, and it still won’t manifest after years. I grow impatient and begin to believe I’ve failed.
One day when I felt like a failure for yet another setback in achieving a dream, I realized that by focusing on this un-manifested dream, I wasn’t failing, but denying my purpose at this time. I have a strong sense of purpose when it comes to writing, and if I were to give my energy to other long-term goals at this time, I’d ignore the most precious thing I have, my true purpose.
Now, I don’t feel like a failure. Pangs of hurt still come to me, and when I feel them I say to myself, “This just isn’t part of your purpose, RIGHT NOW. It doesn’t mean I’m giving up or that I’m a failure, but it does mean that I’m surrendering (acquiescing) to my purpose at this time in my life. Committing to your purpose doesn’t mean that your other dreams won’t materialize one day. I know it helps me to actively say to myself, this just isn’t for me at this time.
Sometimes a setback, is a setup to move you in the right direction in your life or help you get focused. The important thing is to pay attention to them. I hope you’ll have joy in committing to your purpose today because you can!