I wanna talk about the single most important factor in why Im so authentically happy and what Ive found in others who are similarly satisfied in their day to day, not to mention their “overall”. Ready for it!? Well….here it is…we all help people as much as we possibly can in something that we feel qualified to do. There are times where I could help more in other areas, but quite frankly, I know that someone else could better serve that purpose, so I make my recommendations and my referrals, and focus on what I can passionately push myself and others to do, without abandon, confidently, with the right tools in my arsenal to tackle it.
This is why I went from studying Health and Exercise science, to then applying the healthy lifestyle to myself, and then having been able to maintain that lifestyle for 7 years because Ive been able to translate one my proudest feats (shedding insecurities with my extra weight and finally being the ME I always knew I had in me) to others and helping them do the same. I sincerely want everyone to unleash their truest selves- you know the one down deep thats there knocking every morning…reminding you what you’re really made of, and if I can be a part of that, Im fulfilling my purpose.
This is why I instruct, coach, teach, run challenges, write, run my business, help other instructors, coaches, challengers, writers, bloggers, business women. I wouldnt be able to be my truest self, if I wasnt helping others do the same. It not only keeps me inspired, motivated, and in the positive world of personal development, but I feel purposeful, happy, satisfied, as if Im fulfilling my purpose. I can go to my 9-5, I can hang out with my friends at happy hour, and I can relax with my family… knowing that throughout my day, weeks, life, Im doing what Im meant to do. It doesnt mean quitting your job, giving up your friends, giving up quality family time- it means finding a way to help people in something you feel qualified to do- that could be a million different things in a million different ways…but you can find it, if you just look within yourself… listen for a second…and START.
Do you need help finding your purpose? Do you feel like you might have found it but dont know where to begin? Do you feel like you’re dabbling in it but want to take it to the next level? Message me sometime, and we can talk…because I now feel qualified to help YOU explore that. Im on facebook as Maria Romaine or www.facebook.com/Likethelettuce.
I’ll leave you with these really happy people, business rockstars, and national icons’ takes on helping others.
“In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can.” – William Barclay
“I’d like people to think of me as someone who cares about them.” Princess Diana
“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” -Zig Ziglar
“A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” -Jim Rohn
“We cant help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” -Ronald Reagan
“When we can give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” -Maya Angelou
“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank