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Be Clear Why You’re Here

Living the Success Principles #3

I haven’t written about my journey on the success principles in three months (oh my goodness!!!), and this is a good illustration about how time passes without forward movement.  In other words, a vision without any action is a dream.   To be fair and honest, I am doing between one and five things every day towards my big hairy goal, and my goal is aligned with my vision.   In other words, I’m not just chasing the shiny thing.

Principle #2 is “Be clear why you’re here.”    The most important statement in the chapter is “Without a purpose in life, it’s easy to get sidetracked on your life’s journey.”   Life happens.

Where I got hung up is that I did all of the exercised about personal life purpose statements.  I did the life purpose exercise.  Here’s what came out at the bottom:

“My purpose is to use my logic and creativity to lead by example and to inspire others to create successful lives with prosperity and abundance.”

That’s just a total #FAIL.

Folks, I’ve been working on this statement off and on now, through multiple coaches, for four years.  Really, it’s more like five years if you count the times I tried to do it pre-coaching.  I think I’ve decided that i just can’t get hung up on the verbiage.  It’s quite possibly an excuse not to move forward.  A self-created road block.

So, here’s what I am going with today:

“My purpose is to use my leadership skills, my strengths, my energy to provide environments and opportunities for others to be their best selves every day and to bring prosperity and abundance into my life and all the lives I touch.”

That at least lands a little better.  Sounds less like a corporate mission statement.  And, I reserve the right to revisit it :)

Be Your Best You Today,

Carolann Jacobs

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