Purpose and it's benefits
I see many entrepreneurs being busy, yet not feeling successful. They’re scattered, doing too many things, resulting in disappointing outcomes. They believe if they just worked harder, they’d produce better results. And so they’re trapped in the busy cycle, never reaching their full potential, never feeling satisfied.
I used to be like this. However, ever since I’ve became clear on my purpose, I’m calmer. I know my place. I no longer feel like I have to do all the things, alone. I no longer feel like I have to do more and more, and yet it’s never enough. I know how I can best contribute to the impact that’s most meaningful to me. I know my WHY.
If you want to uncover your WHY, here’s how I’d recommend to do it
- Slow down. You can’t connect the dots when you’re busy. Reflect about your past endeavours, projects and achievements.
- Become clear on your superpower, not just what you’re good at but also what you love doing. This is your contribution.
- Become clear on the compliments and outcomes that made you most proud, when you really thought like you made a difference. This is the impact you care about.
- Get out of your own mind. Receive input and feedback from coaches and people that know you well
- Combine your contribution and impact into one sentence. Here’s mine as an example and Simon Sinek’s formula. Feel free to use a different one:
Mine as an example: I encourage myself and others to step into their power, so that we can share the sparkles in our eyes.
I [activity = your contribution], so that [impact].
Paraphrasing one of my fav James Clear quote: Most people think they lack motivation, when they really lack clarity.
Oh I love that quote. Thanks for reminding me of it @jasonleow ! love how you connect the dots.
I guess we’re both fans of James Clear! ;)