Discovering Your Purpose
Why do we put things off?
Why do we continuously push and avoid obligations, commitments, tasks, meetings, conversations, studies, and other investments that could potentially make significant impacts in our lives and possibly the lives of others? Complacency? Fear? Ignorance? Aversion to risk? Lack of confidence? Financial and educational barriers? These are certainly factors. Did you know these are all obstacles that can be overcome?
To me; Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential and sowing seeds that benefit others.
What is Intentional Growth?
While studying the teachings of The John Maxwell Team and John C Maxwell, I was inspired by one of his books — 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.
The first law is the Law of Intentional Growth: Growth doesn’t just happen. We don’t improve by simply living. In it, John articulates the reasoning and need to shift from “accidental” growth to “intentional” growth.
As I move further and further away from worldly thinking, the question in my mind has changed from “How long will this take?” to “How far can I go?” That is the question you should be asking yourself right now. How far can you go?
- Where do you want to go?
- What direction do you want to go?
- What’s the farthest you can imagine going?
Answering those questions will get you started on the personal growth journey. The best you can hope to do in life is to make the most out of whatever you’ve been given. You do that by investing in yourself, making yourself the best you can be.
Success Doesn’t “Just” Happen.
“To discover your purpose, you need to grow in self-awareness. To become a better human being, you need to grow in character. To advance in your career, you need to grow in your skills. To be a better spouse or parent, you need to grow in relationships. To reach your financial goals, you need to grow in your knowledge of how money works. To enrich your soul, you need to grow spiritually. The specifics of growth change from person to person, but the principles are the same for everyone.” — John C Maxwell
If you want to reach your potential and become the person you were created to be, you must do much more than allowing your life to just happen, and hope that you learn naturally along the way.
Growth doesn’t just happen — not for me, not for you, not for anybody. You have to go after it! You cannot change your life until you change something you do every day. Place a consistent focus on the intentional steps of your growth today and start discovering your purpose.