Happy Tuesday. Have a wonderful start to your week. Have a great day. Enjoy.
Always do your best…….our lives are much more than just setting goals. it is about knowing our purpose. Purpose engages both our hearts and our minds. It connects us to our own excellence because it brings meaning to activity, it inspires joy and challenges us to pursue and be at our very best. Defining our purpose is the starting point to achieving great results in life. It feeds the need to make a difference in our world and it puts us on a path that will lead to extraordinary experiences. Moreover, it provides an emotionally compelling cause for our stated goals. This is vital when we have big goals to achieve. As JFK said “efforts and courage are not enough, without purpose and direction.
Purpose lights the way in our challenging world. It anchors us to something that is bigger than we are. Without purpose we are lost. Because without purpose we will be everywhere and nowhere. Purpose helps us to prioritize the activity and effort we put out into our world. Purpose provides a laser focus on the things that matter. At the end of the day as Leader’s we must all recognize our responsibility to those we lead. If they aren’t excited it’s because we haven’t given them enough to be excited about. Quite simply if you don’t have people following you, it’s because you haven’t engaged their hearts and minds sufficiently. Today as you think about the things you will do…..search a little deeper and understand the purpose of those activities. Do not focus on the outcomes of your work…..allow yourself to be purposeful and guided. Every morning is an opportunity to dedicate a moment to yourself and your place in this new day.
Robin Sharma said “The ultimate task of the visionary leader is to dignify, and honour the lives of the people they lead by allowing them to manifest their highest potential through the work they do. Purpose is the most powerful motivator in the world. The primary task of the leader is to get their people excited about a compelling cause that contributes to the lives of others. They lead with integrity, character and courage. They ritualize wisdom so that purpose translates into tangible results. They communicate the cause so it engages hearts. This is the ritual of a compelling future focus.”
By Lisa Scott ~ Executive Life Coach