You don’t need to have all of the answers. Uncovering your purpose will lead you to become RICH—realize your individual clarity and happiness. Research tells us that a major source of professional contentment and job satisfaction is having a sense of purpose. When you start to declare and ask for your wants, they will begin to show up in signs because you have a heightened level of awareness, and you are more conscious about your wants than ever before. The shift may not happen overnight, but over time, you will get signals around you; you will receive unsolicited yet relevant information.
Receiving and reading this blog post is a good example!
Also for example, someone may say something that has been heavy on your mind but that you haven’t shared with anyone. A stranger you see may give you exactly what you need with impeccable timing. After you buy a new car, you see the same car all around you. Or when you learn a new word you hadn’t heard before, you suddenly start to recognize it now more than ever. It’s that thing you just found out about. Now suddenly it seems to crop up and appear everywhere. Everyone and everything in your environment suddenly is in sync with your wants. You must look for and act upon these signals! I know it sounds a little like hocus-pocus, but this concept is backed by science... However, at times there is no such thing as coincidence; events occur that are guided and supposed to happen!
When it comes to getting paid to be who you are, it’s not simply a matter of finding what works for you in a job and being monetarily compensated for it. And it is not a matter of attaching yourself to an object—for example, a large bank account, a fancy job title, a life of luxury, expensive car(s), designer labels, or real estate. You are not these objects. You see, these symbols do not represent who you are. If they did, then who would you be if they were stripped away?
Bottom line: the trappings of success shouldn’t affect your identity at all. This is not to say that you cannot seek to enjoy the finer things in life that make you look good to everyone around you. But stop viewing objects as a means to your happiness or as your payment for being who you are. Besides, the person you are today, tomorrow, and even ten years from now may be different. Know that that is OK!
But how to grow RICH, you ask? It’s an acronym I created and define as “realizing individual clarity and happiness.” Focus on your personal goals and what achievement means to you. Regardless of where you are in that process, there should be a level of detachment from the result so that you can focus on being “happy,” no matter where you are in life and in your career. Work is not that serious, if you think about it. But your happiness is. We, as a society, created work, but our creator gave us life—so we should just enjoy it! When the work that you do makes you happy, then that’s a sweet deal!
So please do share --what do you think will make you R.I.C.H.?