I have recently come to appreciate the power of purpose to fully guide the direction and trajectory of our lives.
Almost to determine the GPS coordinates of our existence, where we should be and what we should be doing at any point in time.
And to the point that it simplifies things for us to know when to move on and to where. When to pause, and reflect. When to go back at it again.
Purpose is a topic that has long fascinated me, and for a period, I read about it and eventually I had to make the sermon my own. This took me to a journey perhaps the most comprehensive ever in consideration to other topics, to the point that I felt safe to consider myself an expert on the same. You may or may not be familiar with the classic ‘ The Purpose Driven Life‘ by Rick Warren that takes a deep dive into the topic. What with the all important opening line, ‘It’s not about you!‘ This is the whole premise of the book, and even a 40 day long journey, which I had the privilege of being part of twice more than 7 years ago. It is one of those epic personal spiritual journeys that will change your perspective on life forever. Anyway, back to where we were.
Rick Warren Talking about a Life of Purpose on TED => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=640BQNxB5mc
Again, I have had to experience this again a few times in between my life, and even recently used the P word in a work situation, that was otherwise meant to be difficult. Though spoken spontaneously, and heartfelt, it’s effect has echoed back to me in such a personal way. Interestingly, we spoke about Purpose in one of the #MiddleOfNowhere Shows [Episode 8] recently with fellow coach and co-host, Janice Plado Dalager.
The message was simple and clear. Purpose simplifies your life!
How and why?
As I can witness in my experiences no question could be more daunting and clear as ‘What on earth am I here for? It’s all about Becoming, Serving, Giving and Expressing Love.
What am I becoming right now at this particular place, or situation?
What am I offering in service at this organization or community?
What value am I Giving to the world around me?
Is there any material value or impact on my world in what I’m doing currently?
Why am I here or still here in this place?
Yes, as you can tell, never easy questions to ask but certainly very clear pointers on where you should be and what you should be doing at any point in time.
I have recently done this self check and it was surprisingly simple to know the trajectory and direction.
Yes of course the hard part is always mustering the courage to follow the path that purpose points us to!
What on earth am I here for?
Wishing you a bold and purposeful weekend. Keep it #Timspirational!