We believe anyone can be a Soulpepper. But it takes some deep soul searching to figure out how to be the change you want to see in the world. And in your own life.
Being a Soulpepper begins with being brave enough to discover what you really love to do, outside of anybody else’s expectations. And then taking action to actually do something about it. Unfortunately, many of us are afraid to really dig deep and discover what we’re truly passionate about because we worry that we won’t be able to find a way to do it that feels “safe” or “right”. We are afraid to admit what truly makes us happy because it scares us to realize how much responsibility we have over our own lives.
TOP 5 TRAITS OF A SOULPEPPER
Soulpepper’s live in the present
We can determine the future we want for ourselves.
The present is elusive and is largely defined by our attitudes toward the past and the future. Oftentimes however, we misconstrue the past into something that shames us. We also end up dismissing the future as something that is too inaccessible and abstract. In order to make the best of the present, we have to allow the past to inform us while recognizing that we can determine the future that we want for ourselves.
Soulpepper’s make choices, not decisions
In realizing that we have the power to create the future while living in the present, we begin to see the difference between making decisions and making choices. Decisions are determined by external conditions. Choices are made by the individual. When we learn to tell the difference between outside determinants and our authentic selves, we start making our own choices instead of being cornered into making decisions.
Soulpepper’s don’t complain or blame others
Refusing to take responsibility for our own actions makes us stagnant because it means that we are relying on others to make things happen. Taking on full responsibility for ourselves is not only humbling, it’s a call to action. “If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me.”
Soulpepper’s value honesty over looking good
In getting to know our authentic selves, we also need to be ready to introduce that self to others. Being honest and real helps us to better communicate with the people who matter. Think about it. When do we ever make those real connections? With people who looked good? Or with people who were honest about their vulnerability and in turn made us feel safe enough to be honest about ours? “Be with people who inspire you, not expire you.”
Soulpepper’s never, ever quit
Not everything works out right away. So we don’t allow setbacks to discourage us. Instead, we use setbacks to push us to review and revise. “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing poorly to begin with”. If we’ve set a goal that is clearly contextualized within what we are really passionate about, then there’s no question we will achieve it.
TAKE THE CHALLENGE
Swallow your fear and create your own soul legacy.
Find out what you love to do. Find out what you’re truly awesome at. Find out how to become even more awesome at it so that you can be the change that you want to see in your life. And from there, look beyond the task of setting goals and begin to turn your life into the mission of achieving them. We challenge you to swallow your fear and create your own soul legacy for the world to see.
What are you waiting for? Create your soul legacy here!
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Written by Rik Klingle-Watt
About the author
Rik Klingle-Watt is a soulpepper and writer of the award winning documentary Not Business as Usual, a film about disrupting the business quo.
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