There is a power in the purpose you move with from day to day. Women who are on a mission and live and move from a place of desire are very careful how they spend their time. One step is always a prerequisite for another. We have moves to make and we put our best foot forward because we expect great things to happen. There is an exchange.
We expect to serve, we expect to make money, we expect to be satisfied, and we expect to be fulfilled.
There is a big difference between doing things just for the sake of doing them and doing what we desire to do. I remember I used an alarm clock faithfully because the reality was I really didn't want to get up. I didn't really enjoy the work I chose to do. ( Yes, chose, because we do have a choice.) I did it because the bills needed to be paid. My friendships kept me comfortable and truthfully, I enjoyed being in my bed more. Come to think about it, I spent a lot of time in my bed watching television and writing about the things I dreamed about doing.
When I finally decided to get unstuck and step out on the things I desired to do, I found I didn't need the alarm clock anymore. I found that what I needed was the discipline to go to sleep because I was so excited about the things that were happening while I was awake. There was an exchange with everything I did. I loved coaching people and found myself constantly looking for ways to better serve my clients. As a result, I was paid for my worth and not "the going rate". I formed new relationships with people that celebrated me, valued my opinion, and inspired me to be a better woman. My time was more important to me. There was a purpose behind the words I spoke in my conversations and the things I agreed to. There was a purpose behind what I put on my calendar and I didn't feel guilty about saying "no". I wasn't carrying an entire day of "to do's" to the next day because something else was more important. I was important, my choices were important, my desires were important, and they still are today.
I look forward to every day and every minute of it. Yes, even the minutes have purpose. The rest of this month is planned full of fun and exciting things for my family and I. I received a call one day just to shoot the breeze. We chatted about politics, work, and how hot it was. After 15 minutes, I had to end the call because of the things I had scheduled for my day. Later that day I received a text message from them asking why I never had time to have fun. It wasn't that I was unavailable for fun. I had just made a decision on the things I was going to do for fun. I was unable to respond to the message because at the time I was driving to have my passport renewed so my family and I could spend the next week together soaking up some sun in Jamaica. I was moving with purpose and the exchange was a highly anticipated vacation. Are you moving with purpose and reaping the benefits of the exchange? Share your story in the comments below. I'd love to hear all about it.