What is a Mission?
There’s several dictionary definitions for a ‘mission’. Mission – a noun. I’m going to focus on the third definition I came across – a strongly felt aim, ambition or calling.
I was very lucky that I found my mission incredibly early on in life. At the age of around three I declared that I would be a teacher and from then on my mission was to be a teacher. It was a calling. Something innate in me. Mission accomplished! I became a teacher.
I feel so grateful that I found my purpose in life. When I became a Mom I had my next mission, one I truly adore. If you’ve read any of my recent posts you’ll know that I haven’t been able to continue my mission of teaching in the classroom as I’d hoped. My physical health prevents me.
What’s My Purpose?
Now I’m stuck in this limbo land of wondering what is my purpose? For too long I’ve been holding onto the hope that things will change and I will be able to return to the person I was before; continue my mission. 2024 is the year that I need to discover my new mission. Have you had to change your purpose in life due to circumstances beyond your control? How did you find it? Did it take you long?
I’ve been waiting for new co-ordinates to lead me down the path to go next. It was so easy at three years old when my mission landed in my lap. This time around it doesn’t feel so easy. I think I need to take active steps to forge forwards.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
I was introduced to ACT today through a talking therapies service. It’s not an acronym I’d come across before. It stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Image from: https://www.kwmentalhealth.com/act-therapy
It certainly sounds like the kind of mindset that I need to help me move forward into finding my new mission and accepting that which I cannot change. Have you had any experience of ACT?