Looking Forward

Looking Forward 3 – It is meant to be

When people say it is meant to be, there is a faith that what happens next will be something bigger and better. People’s actions result in changes that affect the next step in life and if you’ve been a good person, you’ll reap the rewards. Call it karma, call it consequences, but it is what it is.

I’ve attended a few interviews lately having resigned a well paid position in a role with a great deal of influence. There are times however that the satisfaction is just not there, affected by unwelcome distractions from places that lack an understanding of the role and lack of understanding in the real purpose of the area in which you work; as such, what you do becomes a chore. I was in that position for a relatively short period recently and decided that, not being a tree rooted to the ground, I would move. A shock for many but I resigned. No job to go to and bills still to pay. Secure in what I was doing with a great deal of success, but the ‘unwelcome distraction’ continually being just that; it was time for me to move; to go and make other people’s lives better in another organisation, wherever that may be. My purpose is clear and I know where I get satisfaction.

What is meant to be, will be. Everything happens for a reason. These two lines were said a few times by close colleagues. A faith that at times, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t 100% sure of. You see good places being affected. Good people considering their positions and ultimately, wonderfully connected communities being threatened. In time we will see if what is meant to be, will be. That however is the end of a chapter and time for a new one to be written. In these times we need to be positive and make the most of the opportunities that we have. We should remain true to ourselves and our purpose, then I believe, what is meant to be, will be.

We should all have our purpose in life and really take time to reflect so that our purpose can be clear. Others do not need to know what that is, but if you can articulate it then all the more better. Knowing your purpose will enable you to focus on what inspires you and what fulfils you. Knowing your purpose will enable you to live it, even when there are distractions around you, negatively challenging what you do. Knowing your purpose will empower you to keep doing what you know to be right. For me that is providing people with the opportunities to achieve. Helping people to aim high and reach beyond the stars. To believe and never give up.

Whatever you believe is meant to be, go and affect it by being a positive person with a purpose intent on doing good. Whilst doing it, enjoy yourself and don’t take life too seriously.

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