Do you remember the movie How Do You Know with Reese Witherspoon? It also starred Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson.
Reese plays a professional softball player, Lisa, who is cut from the team at the beginning of the movie. In a rare moment of emotional disclosure she says:
Lisa: I don’t know if I have what it takes for everybody’s regular plan.
I felt her pain. The whole thought process behind being a PURPOSEFUL Woman, is the concept of breaking the mold and rejecting everybody’s regular plan.
Lisa defines the regular plan as marriage, kids, house in the suburbs and a good job. She is struggling because she isn’t interested in the idea of marriage and the thought of having kids practically gives her hives.
Just because her idea of a life plan isn’t everyone’s regular plan doesn’t make it wrong.
Towards the end of the movie, Paul Rudd’s character, George, offers her the best gift ever – a jar of Play-Doh. He tells Lisa that Play-Doh didn’t start out to be kid’s favorite mold-able goop, but rather a solution that removed sticky substances from factory walls.
When the original purpose for the dough was no longer needed, the inventor felt that his business was over until a relative suggested making the dough in different colors and packaging it for nursery schools.
The morale of the story? “You are only one small change away from your perfect purpose.”
Think about it. What in your life could you tweak just slightly that could have an impact on your day, your plan, your life?
If you are trying to make healthier eatting choices, what is one change that you could make?
If you are trying to add exercise to your day, what is one small thing you could do to get your body moving?
If you are trying to advance in your career, what is one small project you could volunteer for that would put you in front of upper level management?
Do you have what it takes for everyone’s regular plan? WHO CARES?
What you DO have it what it takes for your regular plan.