7 Ways to Find Purpose
Lack of purpose is the reason you feel adrift and disconnected.
Purpose is stability in a stormy.
Noble purpose makes leaders trustworthy, resilient, and effective. But, the challenges of leadership crush leaders who lack noble purpose.
7 benefits of purpose:
- Joy. It feels great to find a worthwhile place in the world. Lack of purpose is like sleepwalking through life.
- Clarity. Purpose clarifies life like the sun lifts fog.
- Value. Purpose exposes your value to others in the world.
- Direction. That feeling of wandering is a symptom of lack of meaningful puropse
- Wisdom to say no and courage to take action. Leaders without purpose are pushed around by opportunity.
- Motivation. Purpose pulls leaders into meaning. Meaning is motivation.
- Resilience. Nothing can stop you when you find purpose.
7 ways to find leadership purpose:
- Get busy. The thing that finds you while you’re sitting under a tree is sleep. The power of reflection is best seen after you’ve done something, not before.
- Step out of yourself. The first challenge of leadership is shifting your thinking from you to others. Purpose brings you fulfillment, but leadership-purpose is always about bringing value to others.
- Celebrate your abilities. There’s no place for false humility on the leader’s journey. You can’t lead without competence. If you’re great at systems, build systems, for example.
- Know your reasons for leading. I hope it’s more than money, position, or power.
- Listen to people who challenge you. The seduction of coddlers is the illusion of self-indulgent purpose. Coddlers steal potential and obscure purpose.
- Step into the unknown. Do something new. Take current activities to a new level.
- Follow your energy. Everyone does things that drain energy, but living in purpose ignites energy.
Find purpose broadly at first. Try, “Bringing value to others.” Narrow as you go.
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