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Knowing Yourself vs. Knowing Your Mission: Which Comes First?

Explore the age-old question of whether knowing yourself or knowing your mission comes first and discover the benefits of both paths to self-discovery

Have you ever wondered whether knowing yourself or your life's mission came first? It's an interesting question that can lead to insights into how we approach personal growth and fulfilment.

Some people start by deeply diving into themselves, and exploring their values, passions, and strengths. By understanding who they are, they can better identify what they want out of life and pursue a mission that aligns with their values and goals.

Others take a different path, exploring various jobs and experiences to discover their purpose. By trying new things, they gain a better understanding of what they like and don't like, and how they can contribute to the world in a meaningful way.

However, some people get stuck in jobs that don't align with their true selves. They may feel unfulfilled and uninspired, and never fully realize their potential.

So which category do you fall into? Have you taken the time to explore your true self and your passions? Or have you been focused solely on your job or financial obligations?

For me, it took a journey of self-discovery to find my life's purpose. It wasn't an easy journey, and I made many mistakes along the way. But I never gave up, and the harder I fell, the more determined I became.

The truth is, the journey of self-discovery never really ends. As we grow and evolve, our purpose and mission may also change. It's important to remain open to new experiences and insights and to continue to learn and grow throughout our lives.

Remember, you don't have to have everything figured out right away. It's okay to take your time and explore different paths. By staying curious and open-minded, you may just discover something new and exciting about yourself that you never knew before.

So, which came first for you, knowing yourself or knowing your life's mission? 


@2011, Edited 2023 Shamala Tan

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Shamala Tan is an author, spiritual entrepreneur and healer. Her work focuses on transforming the lives of others on the spiritual, emotional, mental and earthly levels.

One of her success stories as an author is to be featured alongside New York’s bestsellers Sonia Choquette, Robert Allen, Arielle Ford, Marci Shimoff as well as Christine Kloser in the book Pebbles In The Pond.

Shamala’s clients include small business owners, holistic practitioners as well as those seeking to find more significant meaning and value in life. Shamala offers laser coaching to her clients on a one-to-one basis or in a group environment, offline as well as online.


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