"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day
you find out why." – Mark Twain.
Purpose, Vision, and Goals are the core principles for success. Everything else stems from getting in touch with that which we are put on this earth to do, our Life Purpose. If we align our choices and actions (Goals) with our life purpose, things become more manageable, and we experience more success, fulfillment, and joy.
Determine what you want in life
What is truly important in life?
This is a question we all face at some point.
Some of us focus on our careers, while others focus on our families or relationships.
But the truth is, the answers can vary greatly depending on the individual.
To figure out what you want in life, start by asking yourself:
'What do I want, my true passions and interests? What are my core values and beliefs that drive me forward?'
'How can I use my talents and skills to benefit myself and those around me?'
Take time to reflect and think about your answers - don't rush into formulating them.
Once you have identified these things, it'll give you direction on what to pursue next.
You can make decisions more confidently when you know what matters most.
So take the time to determine what you want out of life - it will provide much-needed clarity for the journey ahead!
Create your Purpose Statement
Your life purpose is finding the 'Why' behind everything you do. Finding your purpose is discovering what you were put on this Earth to do.
To be on purpose means doing what you love to do. The purpose is connected to Passion.
When you are on purpose, the people, resources, and opportunities you need naturally gravitate toward you, and the world benefits too. High achievers have unusual clarity of purpose because they create their Life Purpose Statements.
To create your Purpose Statement, list two of your unique qualities, then how do you express them when interacting with others? E.g. my two qualities are the quest for knowledge and creativity. I represent these qualities by inspiring and empowering young people to become leaders.
Look at historical figures with a stated purpose statement guiding their actions and energy.
Thomas Edison-To create inventions that people need and pay for Mother Theresa-To be absent in Heaven, lightening those in darkness on earth.
Pope John Paul-To give humanity the most profound value of Love in the face of Capitalism, Communism.
Steve Jobs-To make tools for the mind that advance humanity.
Set realistic goals that will help you achieve what you want
Now that you have created your Purpose Statement and clarified your actual needs and desires, you have to convert them into the S. M. A. R. T acronym. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound)
Assign goals to seven categories of your life;
Personal-Spiritual Growth/Personal Development
E.g., My fitness goal is to weigh sixty-seven kilograms by June 2023
This goal is S.M.A.R.T.
If motivation lags, get a coach/mentor to uphold your goals.
You can realize your goals through the following techniques;
Visualization- Keeps a goal in front of your mind
Affirmations-Use present tense to create an image of the desired result.
For example, I will earn $450000.00 in December 2023 should be replaced with the,
I am $450000.00 richer in December 2023.
Repetitions-Written down and posted where you can see and review regularly
Share-By sharing goals, you clarify your vision and share it openly
Considerations-Obstacles, Roadblocks, Fear-Allows you to plan and stay on track. An idea about what might get in the way.
Find your passion and pursue it.
Life without passion can be like an empty vessel, adrift without purpose or direction.
Everyone has something they love to do, so it's essential to identify your passion and focus on pursuing it.
When you are passionate about something, your enthusiasm shows in all that you pursue; there's an energy behind it that helps you break through the obstacles and frustrations that inevitably come with any pursuit.
Most importantly, when you commit to following your passion fruitfully, it fills your life with fulfillment and meaning.
Whether painting, writing stories, playing music or any other creative activity - permitting yourself to explore what brings joy and purpose is soul-feeding work!
It takes courage to step out of our comfort zone, but at its best moments, letting go is liberating; we have nothing to lose and instead have an expansive opportunity for discovery.
So no matter what is calling you, be brave enough to answer -you will find favor along the way if you seek it.
So gather up all the courage and strength within yourself and find the possibilities that lie ahead - nourish your spirit by trusting in your unique wisdom and embark on a journey filled with endless opportunities of joy! Find your passion and pursue it!
Be persistent and never give up on your dreams.
It’s often said that success doesn’t come easily and that hard work and dedication are keys to achieving one’s dreams.
It takes great perseverance to remain focused on your goals, keeping in mind that setbacks are just temporary speed bumps on the road to success.
It’s essential to remain patient throughout the journey and trust that it will all be worth it.
Persevere even when others don’t believe in you or think your plans won’t work out; have faith that you have what it takes to make them come true.
Embrace challenges along the way, learn from failure, and let these experiences drive you toward your ultimate aspirations.
Believe in yourself, stay motivated, remain persistent and never give up on your dreams – the payoff is sure to be worth it!
By staying committed and determined, you can achieve things far beyond what you ever thought possible.
So why not take a leap of faith today? Pursue your passions with dedication and persistence: nothing is impossible when determination meets ambition!
Overcoming the resistance to change in the upcoming year
To change your reality for 2023 and achieve your Purpose, Passion, and Goals, you must transition from your old state of being to your new state.
The old state of Being is the same defeating thoughts producing the same choices, with the same behavior, experience, and negative feelings.
Transformation for 2023 requires re-inventing yourself by re-wiring new thoughts, creating new choices, and acquiring new behaviors with elevated feelings of joy.
Your new energy will radiate outwards, attracting the same frequency to manifest your dreams.
Your new life is just beginning now......