Finding purpose, following your mission

Be Brilliant today shine on in every wayA topic often discussed in Positive Psychology is that of meaning. When we have meaning and purpose in our lives we tend to be happier. If we can find meaning out of obstacles and even tragedy we recover quicker.

Last month I was issued with two parking tickets. Something that is unheard of for me.


What has that got to do with happiness I hear you say?

Well after I got over my temper tantrum I got to thinking about metaphor. I believe we can use events in our life as metaphors to help us develop as if the universe is sending us a message. So I asked myself a question.

Am I in “park mode” in my life?

The answer I came back with is “maybe”. As you know if you have been following my blog I re-located a couple of years ago and I’m gradually shifting my work to the new area. Well the truth is I haven’t put a great deal of effort into that.

I am fortunate enough that I could afford to coast a little. I have been enjoying “being” in my new location close to nature. There are many good things to this however I realise I was also losing direction.

Since asking myself that question and talking it through with Joe something really interesting has started to happen. I am suddenly being presented with opportunities to do those things that I believe are part of my process.

Several people in real need emotionally and psychologically have reached out to me. I have noticed how much more alive I feel when I am engaged in “my mission”.

I’m back!

How about you? Are you coasting? Have you discovered your purpose? Do you need some help finding it?

Reach out if you do, get that help. Find out what you are here to do.

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About Melody @ GWizlearning

Melody spent fourteen years gathering experience of the business world working in banking, telecommunications and the public sector before co-founding The GWiz Learning Partnership in 1993. Melody has a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology, a degree in Psychology and a diploma in Psychotherapy. She is an NLP Master Trainer which allows her to run NLP Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Trainer Training courses certified by the Positive School of Intrinsic Neuro-Linguistc Psychology. She is also a qualified Myers Briggs practitioner and EI practitioner and added to all this is five years Transactional Analysis training, meaning she is able to help organisations access the hidden potential in their staff. She is also in demand for her work in transforming average or even troubled teams into high performers. Melody is a visiting lecturer at University of East London, teaching "Wellbeing and Positive Psychology" to undergraduates. Additionally, she is a member of the CIPD and is ILM accredited. Melody's interests are many and varied. She has a keen interest in personal development, canine and wolf psychology, conservation, movies and running. She also enjoys western horse riding, walking the GWiz dogs, nature watching and stage combat (particularly sword fighting).
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2 Responses to Finding purpose, following your mission

  1. Hi Melody, I have been teaching visual arts for twenty-odd years and lately the challenges of classroom management have been overwhelming. I believe in positive discipline and non-violent communication and understand well what doesn’t work in teaching. Only recently am I understanding the positive side of discipline. The reality is, it took almost a year of trial and error before finding the author who provided the answers I needed. Sometimes, answers come just when we are on the verge of giving up. Cheers, Vincent

  2. That is so true Vincent 😃

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