It is a fact that there are a lot of people that you may come across that struggle to understand their life’s purpose. In fact, you may be one of those people too.
Do you have a voice in your head that constantly keeps asking you about your purpose in life, that itch that is becoming difficult to scratch day by day? That increasing discontentment that sometimes keeps you awake at night? . As long as you have a purpose in life, it will be easier for you to stay at the top of your game. But it is easier said than done. Do you know why? Well it is primarily because of your fear that is stopping you from living your life’s purpose.
The Fear of Being Judged by Others
The fear of what others may think or say about you tends to stop a lot of individuals from living their life’s true purpose. Surprisingly, the fear is so big that you end up masking with it with reasons. You choose your relationships and jobs based on this fear and do your best to set up the perfect situation to justify those reasons. But you actually end up hiding your true potential just to avoid the pain of being judged.
You need to understand that this does more harm than good in the long run. Eventually your level of discontentment and unhappiness will begin to grow. You will begin to question the simplest of decisions. This in turn affects your personal and professional decision making at the same time. It is not just about the money or the potential you can reach, it is about giving yourself the permission to be ‘yourself’.
The only way you can overcome this obstacle is by staying true to yourself and others around you. Do not let others define who you are and what you should be doing. This does not have to be done all on your own. You can always find help for when you need it the most. It is all a matter of perspective and priorities.
If you have the courage to be who you are, there is nothing that can stop you from living your life’s purpose. In this case, you will have to focus on yourself by taking charge of your life until you are able to handle criticism much more effectively. If that isn’t enough, here are a few tips that can help you overcome this fear in no time.
- Know Thyself
You do not know who you are if you are not living your purpose. However, if you do know your purpose, it is time you be the best you can. Try to learn more about yourself including your fears to reach your true potential.
- Stay Away from People Who You Think Will Jude You
If your friends and family judge you for your dreams and aspirations, it is about time you stop being who they want you to be. In most cases, you may have to end relationships. However, it does not have to be so, as you could give yourself the space to make your own decisions.
- Do Not Let Your Vulnerabilities Pull You Down
Once you have enough strength, there will be no reason for you to pretend to be someone you are not. This makes it important for you to inspire others. Share your story and let people know about your vulnerabilities. You will be amazed with the support and attention you will get. Moreover, it is also the perfect way to distinguish the people who love you for who you truly are.
Keeping the aforementioned factors in mind, you should learn to accept yourself in order for others to do the same. There is no shame in living your life’s purpose as it is far better than not knowing what you need to do for fulfillment.