Updated: Sep 4, 2019
“Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day. And don't lose the passion and the love for what you do.”-- Nadia Comaneci
It’s a journey to discover your gifts and talents like Nadia Comaneci did. She was a five time olympic gold medalist scoring six perfect 10’s at the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976 at the age of 14.
It was unheard of! You can tell, if you watch her face as she competes, that she has a passion and love for what she’s doing.
How about you? Do you love what you do?
Once you’ve put the lies of the past behind you you’re able to say hello purpose!
One of my favorite exercises for people in discovering purpose is to think back to childhood. What did you dream of becoming?
My son, Nate, had a dream to play for the Detroit Tigers.
As a little tyke, he was an amazing pitcher! Nat'e's team won the area championship in 4th grade in a suburb of Detroit, MI. He pitched a no-hitter in the last game! The crowd cheered! And they won the championship. He loved baseball and his team was amazing!
When we moved to a small community he wasn’t able to break into the baseball clique. I remember watching tryouts and the coaches had their backs to Nate the entire time. “Excuse me,” I said. “You might want to watch him pitch.” The coach laughed at me and turned his back again.
Sometimes circumstances beyond our reach close doors that we don’t understand. I know there was a reason for that door to shut. I also know it was devastating for my son.
Do you remember what you dreamed of becoming when you were a kid? Maybe it was a baseball player like my son, or a painter, a doctor or champion fisherman.
Perhaps these dreams can be made into a reality. Or maybe they become a newfound hobby. Take some time to write about that dream and what you can do to fulfill some part of it.