My life’s purpose has never been clearer than it is today. Ever since I accomplished a major personal goal some time ago, my purpose has become clearer every day that I work towards a new goal. When my purpose is clear it gives me gratification that satisfies the soul. I want you to feel the same.
To keep it real, the word “purpose” gets tossed around a lot.
So I’m sure you’re asking how my purpose became clear. It’s really simple. I focused on myself.
Focusing on me rather than others was something I never did until my major milestone of finishing my Portland Marathon. Those 26.2 miles humbled me, but also gave me clarity.
A lot of my purpose had to do with my why. We all have a different ‘why’ of what pushes us. You have to find your why and makes you move.
I made a quick two-part video of mine because I wanted to be transparent.
As a business consultant/coach, my approach is to keep it real with no fluff.
My 3 Steps
You can begin focusing on you at any time with three simple steps:
Be Grateful – to be grateful is something that isn’t new. Gratefulness comes from humility appreciating everything you’ve been given, earned and found along the way.
When you’re grateful for those prized possessions, you’ll take care of them. If not, those items won’t last. Your purpose is surrounded by those things you’re grateful for and take care of.
For me, the best time to do this is in the morning or at night. I can reflect on my past. Since I have a strong faith in the Creator, I know grace and mercy has a lot do with my success.
Find What Gives You Joy – finding what gave me joy was harder than I thought. I’m not talking about things that made me happy.
As yourself, “what can make me smile?”
The sense of joy is the feeling that makes you smile from ear-to-ear instantaneously. Your purpose should be no different. This is what makes you “go” and passes the time faster than you realize.
Even when I get down, I do my best to remember to smile. It helps me find that joy.
Breakthrough Every Day – having a breakthrough every day is really important. This isn’t the equivalency of breaking boards and skydiving. I’m referring to shrinking your comfort level bubble and doing something of action towards completing a personal goal.
Oddly enough, finding your purpose doesn’t come organically. Therefore, you have put in the work every day to stay consistently focused on your purpose.
One last thing, this is all for you. It can be what you want it to be.
What it can’t be is for someone else to complete. The work must be done by you. So make yourself happy by doing what’s on your heart.
Sharing is Caring
At the end of the day, if we share our joy and gratefulness with someone else I believe our purpose becomes more clear. This could be a simple text to a phone call with someone that would love to hear from you.
Another approach can be is an apology. Again, humility removes the ego from every situation. In a lot of ways, humility removes the blurry vision of even why you started this journey.
I write this because my business is personal because this service is for the advancement of all humanity. My failures and successes are for your gain. No strings attached.
Nathan A. Webster, MBA
Mr. Social Entrepreneur
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