Have you crafted your power purpose yet? If not, why not? Is it due to procrastination? Or laziness? Or you just don’t believe in identifying and writing down your purpose can help you succeed in life? Or are you just waiting for the right moment to start crafting your purpose… …
Have you crafted your power purpose yet? If not, why not?
Is it due to procrastination? Or laziness? Or you just don’t believe in identifying and writing down your purpose can help you succeed in life? Or are you just waiting for the right moment to start crafting your purpose?
“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.”
~~ Pearl S. Buck ~~
In fact I’ve discussed about about the some ways to finding your purpose in life. One of the easiest and simplest method I found is through a series of questions while creating one’s power purpose.
1. Identify 2 of your important qualities you want others to know.
2. Identify how you wan to express these qualities.
3. Your ideal perfect world if everything is to go your way.
4. Combine the above 3 answers to arrive at your purpose.
How do you fare? Have you managed to come up with a purpose which at least give you a tingling feeling of excitement and enthusiasm just by reading it?
Or are you still experiencing difficulties in finding a power purpose you can resonate with?
In fact, when I first thought of writing the post of helping you find a purpose in life, I have in mind of finding the easiest and simplest to understand method.
That is why after going through some of the purpose-finding methods, I came to an agreement with myself that Jack Canfield’s method does seem the easiest and simplest to understand among all the methods.
However, after posting the article, I come to realize that something is missing. Something important.
Now, I not saying that the method I state previously is wrong. It’s just that humans are more of an emotional creatures than logical creatures.
“Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.”
~~ Stephen Covey ~~
Often, we tend to talk differently than how we really live our lives. In other words, we don’t walk our talk.
That’s why you probably may not be able to find a sense of belonging even after you crafted out your purpose.
Also, I come to realize that crafting out a purpose can be easy. A power purpose? Well, it’s another story altogether.
So what’s power purpose? Personally, I like to refer power purpose to a purpose which one truly can resonate with, brings tremendous excitement and enthusiasm to the person. Also, it allows one to feel playful and be joyful when fulfilling his or her power purpose.
Fulfilling that power purpose will not be seen as a chore or a form of sacrifice. Instead, you’ll get excited and enjoy fulfilling it to your best ability.
Committing one’s purpose to memory is easy. Anyone can do that within a short time. However, committing one’s power purpose to his or her feelings and emotions is another issue.
For example, someone can says that he likes to to express his “care” and “understanding” nature through “sharing” and “inspiring” others.
However, in real life he is a pretty short-tempered guy who gets easily agitated and is a pretty self-centered guy. His purpose and his way of living his life is not congruent at all.
How can you expect him to really resonate or even get a bit excited about his purpose? Well, the purpose does sound worthy to him, however it surely doesn’t some doable.
Therefore, if you’ve already crafted out your first draft of your purpose but just couldn’t get excited about it, you should consider doing another draft of your purpose.
What’s different this time is instead of just answering the above questions through logic, answer it with emotions.
So how do you go about doing it? Through a series of “WHY” questions.
For example you wish to be able to express your caring qualities, WHY do you want to express this qualities of yours? WHY is this one of the 2 most important qualities you want others to see in you? WHY do others want to see this quality from you?
Get the idea? Now don’t just stop here. Keep asking your “WHY” questions. Keep doing it until you cannot find an answer to your “WHY” question. When you come to a point of, “Heck, what do you mean by WHY! There’s no reason WHY I want it. I just want it!” then congrats for you have really come to your root reason for desiring to express that quality of yours.
Now just a word of caution, some people don’t get too far from their series of “WHY” questions. Not that they can’t go on, it’s just that they’ve came to conclusion from their conscious mind that, “Yes, that is my WHY! That’s why I want it!”.
If you’re someone like that, Don’t be!
Your conscious mind thinks in terms of logic. Not feelings. What you’re trying to do now is identifying your emotional WHY not the logical WHY!
Therefore as a rule of thumb, try at least asking 5 “WHY” questions. Of course, you can go beyond that number. The at least 5 questions rule is for those who tend to think logically than emotionally or people who tend to give up too easily in finding their true WHY!
Last but not least, if you wish to bring your emotionally “WHY” to a higher standard, you may consider writing down your “WHY” on a piece of paper.
Commit some time alone in a room without any distractions and start asking your “WHY” questions while crafting out your power purpose.
Don’t ask me why does it work? I also don’t know why it works. It just works!
Don’t just believe me. Try it for yourself and you’ll see that you’ll be able to better reach your real, deeper emotional “WHY”.
“Anyone who believes you can’t change history has never tried to write his memoirs.”
~~ David Ben Gurion ~~
Now don’t just sit there and read this with excitement promising yourself that you’ll do it when the time is right. Let me tell you something… No time is always the right time. The only right time is NOW!
Do it NOW. Not tomorrow, not the next day or when you’re free.
Whenever I tend to procrastinate something, I always remind myself that tomorrow never comes. Neither does the right time nor correct time. The only time you have is not in the future, but NOW!
“The great end of life is not knowledge but action.”
~~ Thomas H. Huxley ~~
So are you taking out your pen and paper NOW?