Written by: Candice Ensign, Senior Level Executive Contributor
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“Leaning into your fears and surrendering to your intuition is the freedom to live your dreams” ‒ Candice
We question our purpose, we question our journey...
Why me, why not me...
We look outward and covet what others have, what others have accomplished... all the while missing the opportunity to look inward.
As I sit in the quiet of the ever gradual ascension into the morning hours I reflect...
I take an inventory of the gifts God has given me, the ability to speak and have a voice, one that is heard and has impact, one that shatters the silence for those that do not have a voice. The ability to never give up, to believe all will work out for the highest good of all involved.
The ability to be sought out, to be able to be a safe place for those lost in their own darkness...
I’m a magnet that draws others in. At times this is a curse as much as it is a blessing. This all depends on how I choose to view the events that unfold in front of me, and to remember that my purpose is not about me, it's about those I serve.
Intuitively I know my path, my purpose is one of bringing about big change, having an impact, creating awareness and changing lives.
I know that to do this, it is truly not about me, and it takes all of me everyday to pursue and stay on my path to purpose.
Stepping into one's purpose can be challenging and at times, scary.
There will be fleeting moments you want to quit. Moments you are tired, depleted, misunderstood and overcome with emotion, there will be moments that you let the doubt seep in.
What is the price that you are willing to pay for the vision and commitment to something larger than yourself?
The question is, are you paying a price or are you failing to see the bigger message?
Are you failing to allow yourself to completely surrender to the knowing you feel in your heart, to listen wholly to your intuition, are you allowing others to cloud your vision?
Freedom from doubt requires you to honor your intuition even when it's at odds with others.
It’s time for you to take inventory of the gifts you have been given, those you were born with, those that were meant for you to step into and shine…..
You will not make everyone happy.
Disruption will happen. Others will be against you.
Do not let them be the limit of your success.
It’s time to surrender, to trust, to take consistent, persistent action spurred on by the knowing you feel present with you daily.
It’s time to trust the unknown, to have faith in your pursuit, to quiet your mind, to fully feel the power of what God put you here to do.....
What do you fear, what do you push back against? Many times it's what we fear we need to step into, stop listening to the voice in your head, and listen to your intuition and the knowing in your soul.
Stop fearing not being enough, stop fearing being uncomfortable, stop fearing what others think. Start trusting you were put here to make a difference, with your God given gifts, in your unique way.
Today is the day, believe, take action and step in faith.
Candice Ensign, Senior Level Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
Candice Ensign is a thought leader & passionate purpose hacker. Successful in the art of equipping others to think differently and step into a purpose-driven life.
Candice coaches top business leaders and influencers across the nation. The Founder of Purpose Hacker Ltd., a sanctuary in Elizabeth Colorado. Where misfit horses, mules and donkeys along with a myriad of other animals, are given time to heal and a second chance at life.
In turn, these animals partner with coaches to help humans heal emotional trauma. Candice is passionate about partnering with companies for leadership development and team building, through interaction with the animals.
She leads her life by example, even through challenges and hard times, she is an example of what is possible when one has faith, determination, and a commitment to taking action.
Candice is dedicated to creating awareness, having an impact, changing lives and giving back.