Want to be a good business owner, executive, or friend? Know your purpose.
Want to be a good lover, companion, or spouse? Know your purpose.
Want to be a good investor of time, talent or treasure? Know your purpose.
Want to manage well and lead better? Know your purpose.
Everything starts with purpose. If you don’t know yours, you’ll flounder under someone else’s. To learn your purpose, you need to be vulnerable, courageous, and honest. Until you do that, you will not lead well.
Begin to act on purpose, not by mistake.
Lots of people don’t know their purpose, so they follow other people’s purpose.
Eventually, they feel hallow and unfulfilled.
Lots of people don’t know their core values, so they take on other people’s values.
Eventually, they feel distraught and unsettled.
Lousy leaders take advantage or those who feel hallow, unfulfilled, distraught, and unsettled.
Effective leaders work diligently to replace those feelings with depth, fulfillment, focus, excitement, and clarity.
Work on your purpose and know your values every day. Let them guide you, inform your decisions, and inspire your life. They are yours alone. You don’t have to explain them. Live them and be a great version of YOU.
Also published on Medium.