Most people don’t lead their life, they accept their life. John C Maxwell
Most people do not follow a plan consistently, they often drift to a position that does not feel right but would be uncomfortable to change. When you track back how you got into this position, you realise you lacked a plan of action or did not follow-through the process or your commitment was lacking or you experienced a hard knock that took you off course. From mentoring many business leaders what is commonly experienced is that feeling of discontent.
The problem is, drifting through your life can lead to dissatisfaction of your life; and what a cruel joke this could be! To get through your life and feel dissatisfied with your contribution, at which point it is too late to do anything about changing your life and making your unique contribution.
Do you feel?
- Stuck in a rut
If your work is simply a means to pay your bills and not a way of making your unique contribution or sharing your passion and if you lack motivation, inspirations, meaning, direction and focus.
Then you are in the right place!
Net Impact Talent Report that 72% of college students and 59% of working adults classified meaningful work as one of their most important goals in life, ranking above a prestigious career, wealth and leadership in importance. Further research by University of Pennsylvania found that 97% of Americans agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, “For me, it is important that I live a purposeful life.”
What is Important to you?
Instead of feeling that you are on the wrong path, living the wrong life. I want to stop accepting what life hands you, like a passive bystander to your own life but to start actively leading in your life.
Francois Gautier said, “More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity.”
There are consequences to not leading with purpose on purpose, besides those mentioned above, is that, you may have success in work but still feel unfulfilled in life. Not uncommon with business leaders. At some point, you may feel trapped to be something you are not and maintain a lifestyle that does not fulfil you, or your purpose. It may be that you are not on the wrong path but until you know your purpose, your path will not have meaning. Often, we stress about and frustrate over the present because we do not know how the present fits into our purposeful meaningful path.
Clarity of purpose is the key to living an inspired purposeful meaningful life
Success can take many forms, what I consider a success may not be the same for you. The download worksheet exercise will help you to answer the question “What can you do with your time that is important to you?” Living with Purpose on purpose is to understand what is important to you and why?
- Understanding what you can do that no one else can do in the way you do it.
- Discover your motivation for doing what only you must do.
- Understanding what inspires you to succeed on your purposeful path.
You are meant to be all that you can be and your purpose gives you the direction like an inner compass, this is living with purpose. Living on purpose is working in your flow, committed and conscious of your mission and motivated on your personal purposeful path. This gives you the clarity and inspiration to succeed with conviction that whatever happens you are on your personal purposeful path.