“The purpose of life is to discover your gift.
The work of life is to develop it.
The meaning of life is to give your gift away.”
Why do we wake up every morning? It might sound like a trivial question to ask. Moreover, does anyone need a personal development coach to think about that? The truth is we don’t ask ourselves this question that much. And, more often than not, an external point of view can help you find the courage living within you.
Take Sophie’s situation as an example. Even though she didn’t find herself using Virginia’s guide, her situation is a good one to illustrate how we can tap our inner light and shine.
She is a very passionate and talented young woman who invested her life in creative writing. She would take any job to meet ends while writing her book. Why did she endure that situation? Because she wanted to write a novel with a meaningful message to the world.
After the years, she learned a lot about her career. Indeed, she had accumulated extensive knowledge on how to tell an engaging story. However, she hadn’t done anything for her own project beyond scattered notes on her notepad. What happened to her?
What a personal development coach does
As time passed, she started to doubt herself. She couldn’t even find a meaningful reason to keep going with her project. Deep inside her, she knew something was off or out of alignment, but couldn’t tell what it was.
That’s when she decided to seek advice, the guidance of a personal development coach. After some sessions, she came to realize that wisdom watches the inevitable as evitable. That all the obstacles she was afraid of were only in her perception.
It was true for her, and it is also true for us. Our perception can play tricks on us and make us believe we are not capable of doing something. Sometimes, we even think we don’t deserve this and that which freezes us to make the next move.
It is at that time that we may use another perspective; a different way to approach the situation. A personal life coach would ask you key questions, so you can realize your strengths and your weaknesses.
That is, personal development will help you identify the resources within yourself. In your seeking for meaning, a coach eases this process of recognizing the gifts living within you.
That’s what Virginia calls “Your Gift Journey”. This is a process to connect with your inner gifts, to use them for a purpose that’s meaningful to you. A purpose that reconnects with your true essence.
Connecting with your true self to succeed
When talking about personal development, words like purpose, meaning, gift, and essence may come into play. What do they mean and what do they have to do with success and your true self?
While the purpose is what you want to achieve, the meaning is the reason why you are doing it. Following Sophie’s example, her purpose was to write a novel with a strong message. And the meaning? She wanted to contribute to building a better world.
But she was disconnected from her essence, from who she truly is, from her true self. We connect with it when we ask questions like “who am I?” or “why am I here?”. There is a part inside of you, a deeper part inside you that has the answers to our questions.
Once there, you can identify and reconnect with your gifts to use them consciously for your meaningful purpose. Simply put, that’s what you get from using personal life coaching services. That is, you are the crafter of your path to success while the coach shows the tools for the journey.
What’s the next step?
When we connect with our essence, a desire to share our gifts emerges. Suddenly, we feel we can’t keep our gifts for ourselves because we want to share them with others.
That call stems naturally like we have to share them to feel the joy of life. Without notice, the frontiers between us and the world start to fall and openness and courage to share more of us arises.
At that point, we have found a renewed sense of courage, and self-acceptance. This leads us to look for ways in which we can align ourselves towards choices that line up with who we are and towards wholeness.
When you discover your gift inside of you, you find meaning. And when you find it, there is a part of you ready to make a difference in your community with it.
In the end, Sophie found confidence within herself to keep going with writing her novel. She had a call, she had a purpose, but was disconnected from her gifts. After realizing she had the resources to surpass any obstacle on her way, she felt confident again when doing what she likes the most: writing.
If you are in a similar situation to Sophie’s, maybe you can enjoy having a personal development coach on your side. Maybe you can discover your gift with Virginia’s guidance and reconnect with the unique meaning of your life that you choose for it. What’s your story? Share it with us, we want to help!
Edited by Ludwig Laborda