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Highly Sensitive People: Do You Believe In The Power Of Purpose?

As a highly sensitive person, we have the unique ability of deep-thinking and reflection. This uncertain time gives us the opportunity to use our idle time to think about our purpose and how we can help others.

I believe the power of purpose has given me the strength and perseverance to accomplish something that I never thought was possible. A burning desire to fully utilize my talents and help others has made my life happier and more productive.

The day of April 12th is very significant to me. April 12th, 1923 was the day of my father’s birth and April 12th , 2005 was the date that I discovered that I was a highly sensitive person. I always knew that I was very sensitive, but I didn’t realize that my highly sensitive nature had a specific cause.

My discovery came when I went to an adult education class that asked the question…Are You a Highly Sensitive Person? I was immediately drawn to this subject matter and had a strong desire to attend this class.

This class was an important turning point in my life. I learned that being a highly sensitive person was a genetic character trait. Dr.Elaine Aron, a clinical psychologist and the foremost authority on this subject, estimates that 15-20% of the population has this trait.

The instructor gave a list of highly sensitive person traits. I had a majority of them! I felt as though I was seeing myself for the first time. I realized that this new knowledge could help me improve my life.

I asked the instructor if many of this 15-20% segment of the population realized that they were highly sensitive. He said, “Very few”. At that moment, I discovered my purpose! I had been working on a personal growth book for over twenty years. I couldn’t complete it because it was general information and it didn’t have a focus. I decided that I would write a personal growth book for highly sensitive people.

Elation and fear came over me. I was excited at the prospect of doing this, but I didn’t feel that I was up to this monumental task. My “negative self- talker” was telling me that I was not a professional writer or a doctor. I thought to myself…How could I possibly write a book, and what qualifications did I have to give advice to others?

I really had a burning desire to do this. The power of purpose helped me see myself in my best light. I reasoned that I was a very good writer and that I would write about this subject from a personal perspective.

Miracles started to happen! The people and the information that I needed to help my purpose materialize had mysteriously appeared. I started to see that the impossible was indeed possible! I finished my book, I’m working on revising it, and have written many blog posts that I had visualized.

“You make the future in the present.”…  M.T Sheahan

Do you believe in the power of purpose? If so, how has this helped you? If not, what specific actions can you take now to move you closer to your purpose? How are you using your time now to build a more fulfilling life in the future? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.

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  1. Raisa

    Hi. Thank you for writing for us, HSPs. My attention was drawn to 12th of April, it’s my birthday. Then I really relate to this: “a burning desire to fully utilize my talents and help others”. I know what I want to do, freelance motion graphic design/animation, but I am afraid that I won’t be able to keep focused and disciplined, and that it will involve more contact with customers than I can handle- which makes my anxiety sky rocket. I think it’s the norm for HSP to have problems with customer facing jobs; unfortunately almost all jobs require this nowadays. What is your opinion on it? Thank you.

  2. Cliff Harwin

    Hi Raisa,

    I would suggest freelance sites such as Upwork and Fivver. To summarize: Upwork is better for finding high-paying, long-term clients, while Fiverr is better for offering multiple high-volume, narrow and repeatable services.

    Check them out and see if any of them appeal to you.

    You can work at your own pace and take the jobs that you want. You’ll do your work at home.

    Happy April 12th birthday!

    Keep me posted on your progress!

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