I believe the power of purpose has given me the strength and perseverance to accomplish something that I never thought was possible. A burning desire to fully utilize my talents and help others has made my life happier and more productive.
The day of April 12th is very significant to me. April 12th was the day of my father’s birth and April 12th , 2005 was the date that I discovered that I was a highly sensitive person. I always knew that I was very sensitive, but I didn’t realize that my highly sensitive nature had a specific cause.
My discovery came when I went to an adult education class that asked the question…Are You a Highly Sensitive Person? I was immediately drawn to this subject matter and had a strong desire to attend this class.
This class was an important turning point in my life. I learned that being a highly sensitive person was a genetic character trait. Dr.Elaine Aron, a clinical psychologist and the foremost authority on this subject, estimates that 15-20% of the population has this trait.
The instructor gave a list of highly sensitive person traits. I had a majority of them! I felt as though I was seeing myself for the first time. I realized that this new knowledge could help me improve my life.
I asked the instructor if many of this 15-20% segment of the population realized that they were highly sensitive. He said, “Very few”. At that moment, I discovered my purpose! I had been working on a personal growth book for over twenty years. I couldn’t complete it because it was general information and it didn’t have a focus. I decided that I would write a personal growth book for highly sensitive people.
Elation and fear came over me. I was excited at the prospect of doing this, but I didn’t feel that I was up to this monumental task. My “negative self- talker” was telling me that I was not a professional writer or a doctor. I thought to myself…How could I possibly write a book, and what qualifications did I have to give advice to others?
I really had a burning desire to do this. The power of purpose helped me see myself in my best light. I reasoned that I was a very good writer and that I would write about this subject from a personal perspective.
Miracles started to happen! The people and the information that I needed to help my purpose materialize had mysteriously appeared. I started to see that the impossible was indeed possible!
I decided to produce and design the only book of its kind that would cater to the needs of highly sensitive people. I wanted a cover that would have a pleasant visual appeal, pages that were soft to the touch, and page fonts and a format that would not look like an overwhelming task to read.
I started my own publishing company and produced the book that I had visualized. I did this with the help of a woman who I never met or spoke to. She’s from Venice, Italy. English is her third language. The miracle of the Internet and the belief in the power of my purpose made my dream happen.
Do you believe in the power of purpose? If so, how has this helped you? If not, what specific actions can you take now to move you closer to your purpose?
I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.