On Purpose

On Purpose


What do you consider a natural yearning within you? I would jump out on a limb to say that your answer to that question would be the same answer that a great number of people on this planet would have. Let's think about what drives people.  

What changes their behavior to achieve a deep rooted goal? What are the things that people chase for a lifetime (sometimes)? What is it that you could get excited aboutand see yourself doing for the rest of your life?

Is it to earn a ton of money? Is it to serve people in a very unique way? Is it to love your family as much as humanly possible - to take care of them like no one else can? What is the Natural Yearning of the Human Spirit?

All of the above probing questions can be answered by this one fact.  

Take any group of people who have made seemingly automatic transformations in their lives and analyze the common factors. Among them would be a sense of purpose.  

Purpose is a driving force that propels an individual to stay up late and get up early.  

Purpose is the food that feeds the natural yearning of the human spirit.

Purpose is a deep thirst for an individual's accomplishment. Not only for accomplishment but for meaning - a meaning that seems to pull, push, guide and lift one out of any situation or circumstance that is not consistent with the definition ofhis or her goals and, more importantly, who he or she is not.  

If you don’t have a purpose written out for your life, your are missing out on a very key tool for living success.

Writing down your life purpose is a great way to review why you’re doing what you’re doing and consistently stay focused.   

Your Purpose should be written with positive potential poised and positioned as a predictable probability.

In other words:

1.  Spend at least 20 minutes in a quiet place relaxed and focus on what your purpose is.

2.  Write your purpose.

3.  Don’t try and make it a perfect purpose/goal. None of us are perfect and there’s no sense setting yourself up for a fall.

4.  Make it a concrete purpose.

5.  Make your purpose attainable. 

6.  Take at least 1 step each day to fulfill your purpose.

Remember, this is your life’s purpose. This is what you’re about. There is no other person that can or will realize your purpose like you will.  

Your purpose can and probably will change in some degree each year. Do an annual audit and see if your written purpose needs a revision. It may. That's okay. It's your purpose.  

Make it worthwhile and make it yours.

Give it 100% every day.

Note: Review your purpose on a daily basis for the first 3 weeks after writing it. Beyond that, review it once a week.

Spend time writing your purpose. Focus in a quiet place for at least 20 minutes before writing anything. This is important.

Also, when writing your purpose, it can be as long or as short as you want it.

The main thing is to actually write it down. Enjoy your newly acquired purposeful life!