At the begining of each year, we set goals for ourselves. Sometimes our goas don’t even live to celebrate their second month. Goals without a purpose are useless. Many ask, How do I know my purpose? Purpose is something that draws from within you. It is the small voice that speaks from within. It is the voice that says follow this path and live to your full potencial. A purpose is a life direction.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” –Napoleon Hill
So why should we all have a purpose?
Purpose Pulls you into the future.
Anyone who has a purpose in life has something to run to. They have a meaning in life. A purpose does something to us, it puls us into the future. There are so many things that can pull you back. Your past can be a nightmare that keeps remimding you that it is never going to be possible. But if you have a list of high purpose it pulls you into the future. It shows you what to do and what not to do. The more powerful it is, the stronger it pulls.
Purpose pulls you through all kinds of challenges and difficulties
It is easier to get swallowed by a bad day. It is also easier to disappear beneath the waves of a bad week, month or year if you do not have something to pull you beyond that month or year. So if you want to survive beyond today you need to have something that pulls you into the future. A purpose that will make you rise and work even when conditions are not favourable. The clearer it is, the stronger it pulls.
It Creates Imagination
It makes your mind work. You constantly keep thinking of how to achieve your purpose. So if you put your heart, soul and mind to work and give it a good input, you are bound to get positive results.
It builds Self confidence
When you are working on your purpose, you develop self confidence by not neglecting the small daily disciplines. Self confidence develops from feeling good about yourself and one sure way to feel good about yourself is to know that you did your best. If you wrote a proposal, signed a contract or attended that meeting and gave it your best. You will feel good about it and your day will turn out good.
When you know you can have such good days, your mind sets in a way you know that you can have another good day. Days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months before you know it, you have had such a powerful year. That is how you build your confidence. Your confidence affects your future.
Confidence also gives you the willngness to do whatever it takes to achieve. It makes you rise above the small little things. Things that will cause someone else to quit but not you,
Purpose gives you enthusiasm. Having in mind that you have something to look forward to creates that inner drive to want to work harder. Enthusiasm has to be 90% from inside and 10% from the outside. Enthusiasm is created by self confidence. You walk arround knowing that yiu will do a good job.
Purpose gives you the urge to want to excell. You will want to settle for nothing other than an outstanding performance. If you are willing to be the best in your field and demand the best, be excellent in skills. Attend trainings and workshops. Read more about that specific field. If you need to attend a class in order to become better just do it. Develop the most essential skills that will propel you to your greatness.
Having a purpose will help you prepare. Everyday will be a learning day in preparation of what lies ahead. A big share is to prepare. It takes time to prepare and the decisions that you make during your preparation time are the ones that matter most. With a purpose you get to learn that praparation is key.
It’s time to get up and work on your purpose. Let this year be different.