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Today we are continuing our series on Leadership and Professional Growth. Today’s topic being Purpose.
Life requires that we continue learning. Some of the most important learning happens when we look inside of ourselves. We make incredible discoveries when we look into our own minds and emotions. For example, our perception of the world and the way we react to situations stems from our experiences in the past, and from the knowledge that we gained from those experiences. All that information is stored deep inside our minds. We analyze our own minds we can make new discoveries, develop ideas, and come up with solutions that can be used for professional growth.
From the time of our birth, we wander through the developmental phases drifting in an out. It seems to become an aimless journey that drifts us into the stream of confusion. Many people stay within these boundaries.
Instead of being stuck all your life, climb out and see what the world has to offer you and what you have to offer the world.
Our inner self has all the answers we need to find the pathway to a life outside the boundaries and one of these pathways is Purpose. If you are willing to take the adventure inside the mind you can discover your life’s purpose.
We can discover Purpose by meditating, self-examining, or self-exploring.
During your meditation and self-exploration ask yourself the following:
- What drives you?
- What energizes you?
- What are you willing to sacrifice for?
- Who do you want to help?
- How do you want to help?
- What do you love to do?
- When are you most happy?
- What do you most value?
Finding your life purpose is a life-long journey. It’s okay to take it one step at a time. It’s normal to pause and reevaluate regularly. And it’s okay to feel overwhelmed. Nothing worth doing is easy, and this will not always be easy.
You will encounter frustrations and challenges along the way. Some days, you’ll throw your hands up in the air in defeat. But often times on the journey to find our purpose, we often miraculously stumble into it. We find that we have somehow been acting out our purpose all along.
I feel that my life’s purpose is to help others through love, encouragement, and entertainment. I discovered this was my purpose after I had already began writing and blogging. I entertain people through my books. I encourage and express my love for my audience and friends through my blog posts and social media posts. One thing I do for example, is a Buddy Check 22. It is for my fellow veterans and active duty military members. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day, so on the 22nd of each month I tag my friends in a post reminding them that I care about them and are there for them every day. Your purpose in life can be lived with activities as simple as that.
But why is it important to find your purpose? And what does it have to do with business?
There is a thing called alignment. Alignment, when speaking about life, is the state when your thoughts, feelings, and actions are all working toward the same goal. Your actions fully support your intentions.
Therefore, to live a happy and successful life it is best to live in a state of alignment – where everything is working together for the same goal. Which means, finding your purpose and applying it to your business life can help you live in a state of alignment. For example:
If your purpose is to heal people, you would be living out of alignment if you were a professional boxer. Instead of healing you would be hurting someone.
But, if your purpose is to heal and you got a job as a nurse or a doctor, then you would be living in alignment.
Knowing your purpose and living your purpose in your business life will be more rewarding than if your work is in contradiction to your purpose.
So, do some self-assessment. If you are not happy at your job or running your business, ask yourself if it is aligned with your purpose. Do you know your purpose? If not, time to figure it out.
Here are some books on the topic of Purpose and Alignment:
- The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?
- The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better
- Purpose: The Starting Point of Great Companies
- A Life Aligned with Purpose: The Peril of Not Knowing Your Purpose and How to Find It
- Purpose Passion Flow: Get Aligned. Speak Your Truth. Make Millions Being You!
Be sure to check back with us tomorrow as we continue our Leadership and Professional Growth Series. Tomorrow’s topic is Life Long Learning.
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