Hello SOTGC community,
I’ve often asked the question, how do I know what my purpose is? The best information I’ve ever come across is from the Proctor Gallagher Institute’s Six Minutes to Success. Here’s an excerpt.
A key to career progression and development is to know your definite purpose; the reason why you’re here. It doesn’t matter how you were brought up or how you arrived here on this planet — the fact remains that each of us has specific talents and gifts that are uniquely coded within our own DNA.
As you go through life, you don’t just pick up things you like doing by chance. You discover what you’re good at because you were meant to discover it, just as you were meant to figure out what your fingers do and how your elbows work. Your unique gifts are hardwired into your system just as surely as your lungs are given their blueprint to breathe.
And it’s from these specific talents and gifts that you’re able to define and determine your definite purpose. What’s in you cannot be found in another living human being. In fact, it’s quite possible that what you bring to the table hasn’t been duplicated — ever — since time began. That’s right! This “purpose” is serious business.
If you fail to determine your definite purpose, everything else is wrong. It’s like working with a broken compass — you may think you’re going North, but you’re not. You’re not sure which direction you’re heading, so you’re just wandering aimlessly.
Without your purpose identified firmly in your mind, you will wonder through life, never quite feeling that you’re “in the flow.” It’s imperative you recognize what it is you’re good at — what it is you really love to do. Your purpose in this lifetime is to do the thing that you love.
Once you determine your purpose, you won’t even have to think hard on HOW to earn money — it’s as if you’re being guided by an unseen hand, heading in the right direction … and everything falls into place. The key to your life is not that you settle for the “safe” thing that will bring the money. The key is to turn and do what you really love. Fall in love with any idea. That’s your life. That’s your purpose.
The psychologist Alfred Adler once said, “I am grateful for the idea that has used me.” When you fall in love with an idea, it guides you … you don’t guide it anymore.
So when you fall in love with an idea, both your conscious and subconscious are in sync, and you act from both. This act will push you out of bed in the morning long before your alarm clock rings. When you land on your purpose and are doing what you love you’ll find that you’re loaded with ambition. So it’s time to listen to that inner voice, to give serious attention to what comes naturally to you.
What does that inner voice say to you? What is your purpose? Tweet me, and share your purpose at: https://twitter.com/findyouraim.
Here’s to your success!