What Is Your True Purpose?
Do you know what your true purpose in life is? Although that is a rhetorical question, it is a critical one nonetheless, because we all have a purpose and we should know what it is so that we can begin to live a more fulfilling life. We were all put on this earth to fulfil a destiny- some to be great leaders, others to be caregivers and still others to be public servants. There are people who have already realized their purpose. There are some who still have not been able to figure it out yet. There are even some who thought they knew what their life’s purpose was, but somewhere along the way, may have gotten distracted. Here are a few tips that may help you get back on track.
Passion – To get to our true purpose, we must first get in tune with what we are passionate about. Most of us are passionate about at least one thing, right? What is it? There are some who are passionate about multiple things. Those who fall into that category may find it beneficial to narrow the list down to what they are the most passionate about. For some people, this may be an easy task. For others, it could be a very daunting one. Take your time and go through the process. Don’t be affected by the amount of time it may take. The point is that you keep moving forward until you can identify at least one clear passion.
Priorities - Another thing we must do is set our priorities in order so we can be organized as we begin to walk into our purpose. What are priorities? They are those things that are most important to us; the things that come before everything else. What’s the key to establishing priorities? Stephen Covey says, “The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule but to schedule your priorities.” In other words, you must figure out what’s most important to you as it pertains to your passions and builds your schedule per those things.
Planning - As you continue through the process, you must come up with and commit to a plan that will get you the results you desire. Having a viable plan gives us the structure and motivation we need to get started. Inevitably, life happens and we sometimes get sidetracked. However, having a proper plan in place will help limit the number of distractions that could cause us to lose focus.
Let’s make a new commitment to living life with a greater purpose! Remember, purpose + passion + priorities + planning = a great payoff. The payoff will be the fulfilment and satisfaction of knowing that you lived a life that was gratifying because you did exactly what you were created to do. Make the decision to keep moving forward towards your true purpose in life and begin walking in that purpose today!
About This Contributor
L. Wayne Smalls
Empower, Enable, & Enhance Leaders to Grow
L. Wayne Smalls is the CEO of L. Wayne Smalls Global Leadershp, LLC. - Certified speaker, trainer and coach with the John Maxwell Team specializing in leadership training, keynote and motivational speeches, as well as individual and group coaching