Opening my morning email there were more than a few requests asking how does one find purpose? How do I achieve power? How to get happy in my life…
Very good questions but the path is varied for every person. I share with you what I have learned and found useful.
Having a clear sense of purpose enables you to focus your efforts on what matters most, compelling you to take risks and move forward regardless of the odds or obstacles.
If you’ve ever faced a significant crisis in your life you’ll have experienced the power of purpose. It allows you to tap reserves of energy, determination and courage you likely didn’t know you had. Your mission was clear. Your goal was compelling. Your focus was laser-like. Your potential was tapped. The power of purpose is similar to the energy of light focused through a magnifying glass.
A clear sense of purpose enables you to focus your efforts on what matters most, compelling you to take risks and push forward regardless of the odds or obstacles.
Unlike animals, which are driven simply to survive, we humans crave more from life than mere survival. Without an answer to the question ‘WHY?’ we can quickly fall into disillusionment, distraction and a quiet sense of despair.The alarming increase in rates of drug and alcohol abuse, depression and suicide, along with the growing reliance on antidepressant medications, seems to indicate many are doing just that. Given we’re wealthier today than at any time in history, there is clearly a marked difference between 'well off' and 'well-being.'
German philosopher Frederick Nietzsche once said, ‘He who has a why can endure any how.’ I personally have come to believe and adhere to this theory.
Knowing your ‘why’ is an important first step in figuring out how to achieve the goals that excite you and create a life you enjoy living. Indeed, only when you know your ‘why’ will you find the courage to take the risks needed to get ahead, stay motivated when the chips are down, and move your life onto an entirely new, more challenging, and more rewarding trajectory.
Your ‘life’s work’ waits in the intersection of your talents, skill set and passions.
What makes you come alive?