There are times when life backs us into a corner and brings us to our knees. Almost all of us have experienced moments when all our approaches to overcome a challenge have fallen utterly flat! Suddenly we find ourselves not only dealing with the task at hand; in addition we are fighting daemons… our very own demoralizing voices paralyzing us with self-doubt and fear!
In these times it is wise to face the fear and quit fighting what’s happening and to start riding the horse in the direction it's going!
Once we accept we’re at the end of the rope, and open ourselves to receiving help, we learn that we don’t have to go it alone! Accepting that we’re stumped, hopeless and overwhelmed, and that all our ideas and energy are spent, we suddenly create room for new concepts to unfold... this is what I like to call... the Power of Purpose!
Life Purpose is our internal force that “calls us forth”, that deeply connects us with our core values and with the world around us. Life Purpose is larger than ourselves; it is the particular way that we are called to be, a reason that gives our lives meaning and direction. As former U.S. president Woodrow Wilson once said:
"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand."
When Purpose, and Passion align,
We find Personal Fulfillment and enrich the World!
One way to define Life Purpose is to create a Purpose Statement. A powerful Purpose Statement pulls you toward it and engenders energy - like the wind in your sails. However big the challenge in front may be, Purpose lends wings to overcome the sheer impossible. You know where you are headed when your Purpose is clear, and as such your Purpose Statement will help clarify the right steps.
Below some Examples of Purpose Statements:
"My purpose is to support and partner personally and professionally with leaders to create organizations where the human spirit thrives."
"My purpose is to work generously and to live in service; to manifest love through connecting and caring for self and others; to support the development of inner wisdom and inner peace in myself, my colleagues, my clients, and my community."
“My purpose is to build and lead organizations that model the best practices in our industry, are profitable financially and viable long-term, and which offer dedicated workers meaningful work and sustained employment.”
"The purpose of my life is to create a world of love and empowerment, by loving and empowering myself and others."
And here some Clues that you are on Purpose:
- You feel the connection with the purpose you've described,
- You have a strong desire to fulfill it and nothing can stop you,
- You feel deep pleasure when you act in concert with it,
- And your interests naturally gravitate toward fulfilling it.
Take Action Now:
- Identify your Core Values
If you were to live in an unknown and dangerous world and could only take 5 Core Values with you, what would they be? (For instance: Integrity, Freedom, Peace, Safety, Abundance, Honesty, Love, Health, Wealth, Self-Esteem, Spirituality, Monogamy, Autonomy, Hope, Achievement etc…...)
- Based on your Values, create your Life Purpose Statement
As we trust dawn to follow darkness, so can we trust Life Purpose to steer our lives by our “True North”, allowing our values, actions and habits to align and to consistently create a compelling vision for our future. With this in mind, trust the process and trust that you will come out on the other side with a whole new set of strength and wisdom!
It is my purpose to make a difference in the world and I hope this article provides motivation throughout any transition and beyond! I would love to get your feedback and I look forward to serving you again in the future. Feel free to forward this article or to contact us for a free consultation.
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