This is Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome to this week’s episode of Minutes on Growth. Last week we discussed “being ready” and trusting the timing of our goals and dreams, but where do these goals and dreams stem from? How do we know what our purpose is and what we’re meant to do with the gifts we’re born with. As a child, I was always good at public speaking. Noticing this, my parents started to encourage me to pursue a career as a lawyer. For the majority of my childhood, I always envisioned myself as an attorney. I mean I loved reading, writing, and debating so I never doubted that decision. During high school, I started to develop an interest in politics, and human rights so I assumed I would become a lawyer in that field. Anyways, upon receiving my masters in law, I realized that I don’t actually want to be a lawyer. This dream was created for me as a result of my talent of public speaking. But what I truly did want to become was a writer, a motivational speaker, an academic and an advocate of causes dear to me but why did I not pursue that path from the beginning and why did it take me 7 years to realize that? A lot of the time, we misinterpret or misuse our gifts. This tends to happen as a result of our family’s or community’s expectations of us and who they believe we should become, or sometimes simply because its the safe option. A lawyer or a doctor tend to have stable incomes, but leave those careers for those truly passionate about them. Your true purpose brings joy into your life. It gives meaning and value to your presence on earth, So if you’re unhappy in your career, you should ask yourself “Am I really fulfilling my purpose” and “how can I use my passion and gifts in a different way that both serves humanity and brings me happiness?” Don’t confine yourself into a box. Your passions are not one-dimensional. I mean, i love international relations, but I also love spirituality, both of which are unrelated. My purpose is to bring all my unique gifts, talents, and passions together, and then figure out how I can create something joyful out of it. The key to success is doing what you love because that’s the only way you’ll willingly dedicate your whole self to it. So please live the life you were brought into this life to live. Let go of what you’ve been programmed to become. Be honest with yourself about what you love to do, and what you’re actually good at doing and then figure out how can you make a career out of it – one that you actually enjoy because the world doesn’t need more successful people that are miserable, it needs more successful people that are HAPPY. Don’t feed yourself excuses and let go of fear because opportunities will arise when you live your true happy self.
Thank you for listening, and looking forward to next week!
Love & Light, Tannaz Hosseinpour