One of the things I know for sure is we are all born with a life purpose. Identifying and living up to this purpose is perhaps the most important action you can take to be successful and fulfilled.
Without a purpose in life, you can get side-tracked on your life’s journey. It’s easy to wander and drift, while accomplishing very little.
But when you discover your purpose, everything in life seems to fall into place. To be “on purpose” means doing what you love, doing what you’re good at, and accomplishing what’s most important to you.
When you think, talk, and act in alignment with your purpose, the people, resources, and opportunities you need will naturally gravitate toward you.
Use your natural talents as indicators (we all have talent). For example, it was clear to me from the age of 8 that I was destined to teach. I recall that I had the local kids in our garden shed with a blackboard and I can’t remember now what I taught but I do remember being passionate about learning and teaching. I’ve gotten off course several times but always seem to find my back to my natural talents (usually because of redundancy when I’ve needed to re-evaluate what I want to do next).
For some people, though, it’s not as easy to identify a passion. Alternatively, you may enjoy what you do, but on deeper exploration, discover that you’re passionate about something altogether different than what you do. There are two processes that I’ve found to be extremely helpful in discovering – and living – your passion.
For some people, though, it’s not always as easy to identify their life purpose or passion. Alternatively, you may enjoy what you do for a living, but upon deeper exploration, discover that you’re passionate about something altogether different than what you are doing to earn a living.
With a life purpose carefully developed and clearly stated, you suddenly have a basis for making all your major life decisions, for setting a lifetime’s worth of goals, and for pursuing one activity or goal versus another.
My life purpose statement is this…
“To use my creativity and experience to inspire others through teaching, mentoring and coaching anywhere in the world and have fun doing it”
If what I get asked to do doesn’t fit my life purpose statement I simply say “Thanks, but no”. Without purpose as the compass to guide you, your goals and action plans may not ultimately fulfil you. You don’t want to get to the top of the ladder only to find you had it leaning against the wrong wall.
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Finally, I’d like to leave you with this quote:
Decide what you want, review it constantly, and each day do something that moves you toward these goals.
To Your Success
Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training
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