Pick the one thing that gives you the most satisfaction.
Pick the one thing that makes you feel ease.
Pick the one thing people tell you that you are good at.
Pick the one thing you are most hungry for.
Pick the one thing that causes you to lose all track of time.
Pick the one thing that brings you bliss.
Pick the one thing you would regret giving up.
Pick the one thing that makes you euphoric.
Pick the one thing that connects you to the Universe.
Pick the one thing that makes you whole.
Pick the one thing that gets you out of bed at 5am.
Pick the one thing, but ONLY one thing.
Picking one thing seemed so unreachable to me for so long. As I confessed in my last blog, I am recovering from Multipassionate Saboteur Syndrome (MSS). Whether you're 20, 30 or 40, deciding what the hell you want to do with your life is not easy!
There are those unicorns however. You know the ones. They decide at 8-years-old to be a doctor when they grow up and then they actually do it! All their effort and focus goes into just.. one.. thing. I am so fascinated by those people, and also truly envious of them. Picking one thing has never been easy for me.
The idea is so enchanting. The one thing. Knowing exactly what you were born to do. Not getting distracted by any other possibilities. Just following one course until success.
But how do we know what our one thing is? Or how do we know where to start our entrepreneurial journey?
I believe we start with why. In other words, before we decide what we want to do with our time we need to decipher the why of our own existence. Yikes! I know that sounds intense and woo-woo but stick with me.
I had watched the famous Simon Sinek TEDx talk, Start With Why, several times and it sounded great. Life isn't about what or how we do something, but why we do it. But the concept never really sank in for me because I still didn't know what my why was.
Then a mentor of mine, Shannon Algeo, revealed a simple painless process for how to connect and articulate my why. He taught me three valuable steps that made it all come together.
Knowing my why helped me to finally breakthrough my own indecisiveness and choose photography as my one thing.
If you are struggling with choosing one thing over all other possibilities, then it's time to dig deep and uncover your why. Now is the time to own the reason you are here. Your why will reveal your destiny with more clarity than you've felt before. Take a few minutes to listen to these two resources below. They could quite possibly change your entire life!
Tips to Find Your Why:
#1 Listen to Simon Sinek's TEDx talk here: Start With Why
#2 Listen to this podcast episode: How To Connect To Your 'Why.'
Thanks so much for reading. Have a spectacular, inspiring, blessed day!