A few weeks ago, I was talking to one of my coaches (yes, I get coached, too) and she asked how she could support me with the projects that I am working on. I mentioned that I sometimes have difficulty focusing. I have lots of interests and can get a bit distracted. She immediately said, “Shiny Pennies.” Oh, I had to laugh and acknowledge that I love shiny pennies! I’m constantly finding new things to try, study and buy. I have many, many pennies. However, as we analyzed them, I realized my shiny pennies have gone from a wide array of interests to a narrowing path. My beautiful pennies are starting to show a direction, a plan, a focus. Many of my pennies have guided me to clarify my passions and purpose as a teacher/writer/speaker.
I am so grateful for my many pennies. Understanding my path has allowed me to make better choices when other pennies present themselves. I simply ask, “does this support my passion or purpose?” If not, it’s not my penny. I am now able to set clearer intentions and follow through with greater ease and grace.
How about you? Where are your pennies? Are they scattered about? Do you notice any similarities in your pennies? Is there one penny that’s shining brighter than the others as if to say “pick me, pick me?” It could be a dream you’ve had that just doesn’t want to let you go but doesn’t seem possible either. It could also be a feeling inside that you’re just not living your purpose? Take a look at your pennies and see if they might just be showing you a path to your passions and purpose.