Your Raison D’être

What is it that is most important to you? What is your reason for being? What is your WHY?Your_Raison_D'être_12583670_s

A common reason that people get stuck in their lives and in their businesses is that they lose sight of their Raison D’être. In the midst of the daily hustle and bustle, it can be difficult to even know what your WHY is, let alone live it. You want to live passionately, in full alignment with your purpose, yet you lose sight of it and end up stuck in a rut and struggle to see a clear way forward.

The fear and worry sets in and clouds your vision.

You worry about money. You worry about your family, your home, your health… the list goes on.

Suddenly, you’re not even sure you remember what your purpose is because all the niggling worries seem so much bigger. They block you from seeing the path forward that leads you to living in full alignment with your passion and purpose. You think, “Maybe I was wrong. Maybe this is not my path. Maybe I should go back to doing …”

It’s an illusion.

All these distractions are just that. Distractions. AND, if you are paying attention, you will realize that it is the universe’s way of letting you know that you need to stop, reassess and get clear about where you are and where you want to go. The universe is telling you that you have gone off course and it’s time to get back on track.

If you have found yourself in this place, you know how uncomfortable it feels.

Getting clear on your WHY is a great way to get UNstuck quickly.

Here’s how:

  1. Remove yourself from the distractions – empty your brain from all the noise and worry and fear. Erase the blackboard. Just let it go for now.
  2. With a clear head, get clear on your bigger vision for your life. Paint a picture. What does your ideal life look like?
  3. Then … get clear on your WHY
    1. What’s most important to you?
    2. What are your values?
    3. What are the non-negotiables?
    4. What is it that is bigger than you, that drives you, and that you would fight for?
  4. Make a list of how you can start living in integrity with your Raison D’être. What can be eliminated from your life that doesn’t align with your vision and your WHY? What decisions can you now make to bring your life into alignment?

As you do this, you may recognize that you have a lot of social conditioning and programming that is telling you what your values are and what SHOULD be most important. The social conditioning can make it very challenging to get through to the truth of what is truly most important to you. If you find that this is a struggle for you, journaling is a great tool. Simply start writing out everything that comes to mind as you ask the above questions. As you do so, tune into your body and your heart and see how they feel to you. Ask yourself, is this truly what I value? Is this my passion? Or is this something that I am conditioned to believe? Your heart is a wonderful guide and if you listen, you will hear your own truth.

When you discover you WHY, when you own it fully and deeply, you will have a powerful foundation on which to live your life and follow your passion.

YOUR TURN:

Get clear on your WHY. Set aside about an hour where you are alone and free from distraction. Open your journal and answer the above questions. Take your time with it and let yourself relax into each question. Write whatever comes through and feel into what you are writing so that you can get very clear on your truth.

 

I would love to hear what your WHY is, so be sure to leave a comment and share with us below.

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