Know who you are and don't apologize for it. You're a wonderful, beautiful, one of a kind human, and you have a unique purpose and path that nobody else has. Know what works for you. Your personality, strengths, gifts, and talents make you better suited for some things than others. Get to know how you work best, live best, and function best. What makes you work, live, and function at your best?
Know what motivates you. What drives you?
Know what energizes you. What kinds of environments and situations make you thrive? How do you recharge?
Know what you're about. Who are you at your core? What beliefs do you hold tightly to? What are your dreams and goals for the future?
Decide what your life's purpose is and align your choices with that. What are your values? What matters the most to you? If you were to write a manifesto for your life, what would it say?
It's difficult to feel like you're making purposeful decisions if you don't have a good understanding of what your overarching purpose is in life. It will look different in each stage of your life, but it becomes much easier to make choices when you know what your aim is.
We're all different. We live different kinds of lives. We embody different aspects of God's holiness. We work best when we work together; your art complements mine, and mine complements yours.
Sometimes we discover our art, our gifts, and our talents through trial and error.
Sometimes our purpose changes based on our circumstances and season in life.
Sometimes there is no single "right way" to do things. That's okay. It leaves room for personal expression and gives us all the freedom to do things our own way. We're all called to walk different paths. No two are the same. Don't be afraid to boldly walk along yours and live the abundant life you've been made for.
Be different. Stand out. Be you. Because you're pretty great.
P.S. If you're interested in reading more on this topic, stay tuned for an announcement I'm going to make soon about a little passion project I've been cooking up! ;)