What's your truth?
Knowing what your truth is is important to authentic living and working.
For me, my truth is about defining what my life purpose is. Knowing what values I hold within me, and how I can bring them to fruition every day in my working life.
What's your truth? What is your passion? What brings you joy?
I have always been a champion of women's rights. At law school, I wrote about "The Handmaid's Tale", took civil liberties classes and researched extensively on human rights. I wanted to be a human rights lawyer, a family lawyer, a champion for the underclass.
Even after I left law, it was all about standing up for the less fortunate. I gravitated towards helping women who felt the oppression of patriarchy.
I combed through my history and noted what I was passionate about and felt drawn to. I was honest with myself and realized that when I did something that I felt uncomfortable with or felt pressured to do, I floundered and lost interest quickly.
I realized that I had to figure out what I was passionate about and own that truth. Even if it didn't fit into society's views of what success is. Even if it was something my parents disapproved of.
What would THEY think?
When you realize what your truth is, then working and living become sustainable. You know WHY you do what you do.
And when motivation is low, and you aren't sure why you're still in your job, your purpose, your truth, will carry you through it all.
There are many times during this journey that I've wanted to give up on coaching and law. But realizing that I am passionate about defending rights and educating women on their rights has helped me continue on.
For me, there is joy there and work becomes enjoyable. When it gets hard (and it will), my truth will carry me forward.
What carries you through the difficult times? What are you passionate about that will carry you forward?
What is your truth?
Comment below or send me an email to let me know. I would love to hear from you.