If you are not clear about the purpose of your life or business, you will find it difficult to achieve meaningful things.
Steve Maraboli once said, “The best way to succeed is to have a specific Intent, a clear vision, a Plan of Action, and the ability to maintain Clarity. Those are the Four Pillars of Success. It never fails!”
Once you are clear on your specific purpose, you will become unstoppable. For me, defining my purpose has been a constant journey of seeking God’s guidance and wisdom, and it has been a powerful experience.
We don’t want to miss our purpose in life. So, we must open our minds and allow our hearts to lead us in the direction that is best for us. Who you want to be should always serve as your compass in life. (it took me until I was in my 30s to figure this one out😳😊). So these days, I ask people “who do you want to be?”, and rarely “what do you want to do with your life?” or more specifically, “what gets you excited?”. As a mommy to three girls (8, 4, and 4), I hope that they gain clarity of their purpose at young ages.
When you discover your purpose, you will become more deliberate and intentional about your daily activities.
In the words of Simon Sinek, Author of “Find Your Why”:
“There are two ways to build a career or a business. We can go through life hunting and pecking, looking for opportunities or customers, hoping that something connects. Or we can go through life with intention, knowing what our piece looks like, knowing our WHY, and going straight to the places we fit.”
In other words: “Live with purpose.”
“If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.” – Roy T. Bennett
According to the late Dr. Myles Munroe who was an incredible inspirational speaker and was loved all over the world for his positive attitude towards leadership, success, and service:
“People generally fall into one of three groups: the few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen, and the overwhelming majority who have no notion of what happens. Every person is either a creator of fact or a creature of circumstance. He either puts color into his environment, or, like a chameleon, takes color from his environment.”
I want to be the most powerful force of positivity that I can be. One of my passions is to impact people to realize their worth and purpose beyond what they do. Over the years, I have learned that it’s not necessarily what you do, and it not about finding that one thing.
But it’s about discovering who you were made to be and who you want to be! We are human beings and not human doings and our purpose is more of “being” than “doing”. I found my purpose and who I am by getting quiet, pacing myself, and hearing from God.
I allowed the process of discovery and clarity of who I am in the deepest sense to guide me.
Living with purpose and making a difference in the world is as simple as walking in the footsteps of those who have walked before us. Julie F. Troum, Ph.D., an international presenter on the facilitation of musical training found that “As an educator, her students find that having purpose leads to enjoyment and motivation.”
Find and do the things that make you forget time, that make you happy, and that you look forward to doing. I believed I discovered a rare gift a few when ago when I got a fresh hunger from God to find a way to turn up the volume of my whispers and mute my fears. With the clarity of purpose, I was able to change careers, start a new project, build new habits, and take baby steps towards success in every area of my life.
As little children, we all had curiosity, and then sometimes, as we get older, it starts to dim because we’re discouraged, and other influences (like Social Media) start to move in.
As a speaker and writer on self-empowerment, I focus on being empowered myself, so that I have something to give to the audience I deliver messages to on Self-respect, Self Worth, and Self-value. I want to be a difference-maker in a great and positive way.
And so I share my story regularly on being courageous when I announced that I resigned after 11 years of a career from a bank, holding a team leadership position for the second-largest telecommunications company in Nigeria, for a career as an entrepreneur in the field of personal growth.
So, over to you!
Who do you want to BE?
What behaviours, beliefs, thoughts and actions do you think you need to explore to see the results you seek in your life?