You are not how many Twitter followers you have, Facebook likes you’ve gained or the emails sitting in your inbox. You are not more important when you’re busy or in-demand. You are not the money in your bank, the expensive clothes in your wardrobe, the house in the right area or the fancy car in the driveway.
The people you help, the lives you touch, and the gifts you give back to the world, that is what matters.
For a long while I thought that my purpose was just to help share wedding ideas… which felt quite superficial and unimportant in the grand scheme of things. But more recently I’ve started to realise that what I really, truly, want to do is to be able to inspire people to be themselves. I want my readers to feel empowered and to be proud of who they are after reading my site. I want to show people that they can have the wedding, life and career that they really want. I want to write things that help people to get there.
Finding your purpose is about using your skills, whatever they might be, and seeing each day as an opportunity to improve the lives of others.
You might photograph weddings, but your purpose could really be to make people feel beautiful when they look at your images.
Maybe you’re a graphic designer, but your purpose is to help your clients express who they really are through their online presence.
It could be that you design wedding dresses, but your purpose is to make every bride, whatever shape or size, look and feel utterly stunning.
So tell me, what is your purpose?
- Photography: Made U Look Photography