Are you following you heart and living your dream? Have you turned your passions into a job or business?
If so, you may be completely off track with your greatest success. Psychologist William Marsten says “94% of people have no definite purpose for their lives”.
We live in a time where passion often wins over everything else.
Passion gives us immediate gratification, immediate pleasure, and one heck of a great story to tell – with tons of energy and enthusiasm. It’s fun!
But, is passion alone worth it?
Take a moment and consider what you are doing with your time:
– 24 hours yesterday (had purpose?)
– 7 days last week (had purpose?)
– 52 weeks last year (had purpose?)
– The last ___ years you’ve been alive (had purpose?)
Pause right now and think on that for just a second. What has your time really been spent on?
Did you see definite purpose in any of those times? If not, what shows promise for tomorrow, next week or next year?
Was it a foggy picture? I sort of hope so, not because I want you to be without purpose, but because only 6% of us have a definite purpose according to Marsten and that means the odds say you lack purpose too and this message is absolutely for you.
Lack of purpose doesn’t have to mean you are entirely unhappy, it simply means that day in and day out you are just making it through the day, going through the motions with no clear vision of your greatest purpose – what you are meant to do, what your greatest role to play is.
This week I’ll be in Nashville to speak at Blissdom Conference on this very topic.
My session is 90 minutes and during this session, I’ll use this worksheet (download 4 page pdf) to bring clarity to how we can center our passions on purpose and create an unstoppable business that magnetizes people and customers to us.
Purpose – A Lofty Topic?
It’s a matter of life and death as I see it. Why?
Because we can go our whole life without truly living fully with intention for greatness and it’s purpose that defines our true meaning in life.
This is not a lofty idea, but a reality. How many movies and stories have we heard about folks questioning the meaning of life and what they contributed to this world?
It’s easy to hide your purpose, but with a little focused effort you can work through your passions, skills and talents, ideal environment and come up with a clear understanding of your purpose.
With the clarity of purpose, you’ll be able to measure all your opportunities against it and ask yourself if today’s schedule, opportunities and projects are or are not advancing your purpose. And you might just discover how far off track you really are. Isn’t that a discovery worth having?
Odds are, you need this NOW not later or you’ll be asking where the time went and what you did with it.
If you’ll be in Nashville this week, come visit me and sit in on my session Friday at 4:30pm.
Are you one of the 94% of purpose-less people?