You know those moments that make you feel alive? Not just the “hey this is a great moment and I’m excited to experience this!” moments, but the “Holy moly when and where and HOW did I get this lucky to be able to be in this very exact spot doing this very exact thing right now I’m so happy I could CRY!!” moments?

Welcome to your verb.

We tend to get caught up in nouns. If someone asked me to describe myself, I’d say I was a wife, a daughter, a friend, a team mate, an event planner….the list could go on and on. But none of those things are my purpose.

Your verb is that thing that pops up in all areas of your life. Your work, family, community, etc. It is constantly making appearances everywhere!

My verb is inspire. I am so fortunate to have a job that coincides so well with my verb, but I could inspire people in any career or job I had.

The problem with associating your purpose with a noun, is that nouns can change beyond our control. What if you lose your job as a teacher? What if you end up hating your job as a counselor? What if you add a noun like “mom”?

We are human beings and human beings were not simply created to be things, we were created to DO things.

So let’s think of our come-alive moments. Let’s think about the times that happiness was flowing out of your eyeballs. Let’s find our verb!

Below, you’ll see a short list of verbs. This is not a comprehensive list by any means, it’s just a few to jog your brain and get you thinking about what exactly it was you were created to DO. When you decide what your verb is, comment! Share with us! And stay tuned for a blog on how to properly live out your purpose! 🙂

Activate
Optimize
Create
Learn
Connect
Engage
Empower
Celebrate
Delight
Achieve
Flourish
Love
Teach
Heal
Educate
Maximize
Encourage
Dance
Shine