Your Purpose Will Be Revealed
Don't fake it till you make it, because when you do make it they gonna realize you're fake.
When it comes to our careers or our major hobbies in our lives a lot of us suffer from a serious "lack of humility" problem. We won't take the gig because it doesn't pay enough. We won't speak to a group because there's not enough people. The problem is that some of our best experiences - sometimes the things that help us grow the most are gigs we do for free or to help someone out. I know that some of my most influential gigs and the times I've grown the most was when I was speaking for free. No matter where you are in your career you are never above being humble.
The biggest problem doesn't come from those of us who have made it that can't be humble. The biggest problem comes from those of us who are starting out and we just refuse to begin as a beginner. In the beginning you're supposed to make mistakes, you're supposed to work for cheap (or for free). In the beginning humility is going to be your best friend. Too many of us try to fake it until we make it, but that's bull. We pretend we're at the top from day one, but that's not how it works. We all start from the bottom. Just accept it. It takes time to grow. It takes time to get better. It takes time to become someone who is confident and successful in whatever it is that you're trying to do. Accept the place where you have to begin.
Another problem that I hear a lot of people ask me about - what a lot of people struggle with is finding their purpose. They want to know what they are called to do - where is their place to make an impact? Here's a piece of advice that might seem a little bit backwards: Stop searching for your purpose… Your purpose is something that should reveal itself to you over time if you are willing to be open to it. If you are genuinely interested in living a good life and pursuing the right avenues to be a kind and compassionate and helpful person then your purpose will become obvious in time.
Sometimes God will reveal your purpose through others. I remember I had a preacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma tell me that I was going to speak to people all across the country. Of course at the time I thought he was crazy, but he did start that thought to stick in my mind. Sometimes you'll find your purpose that way. Other times you will find your purpose through your past - what you have been through. When you go through hard times or profound difficulties in your life and you transcend those, it can qualify you as a friend to help others going through those same difficulties.
Altogether, just make sure you're living right and following the right path, and your purpose will become clear. Be humble, and stop faking it until you make it.
It all starts with you.