This daily journal came from a promise. Right before Memorial Day 2009, I met with my business coach Joe Stumpf. I shared with him my total burn out in my business of 20 years. Frustrated by what my life had become, I promised to get up at 5:00 AM every day, meditate and journal and focus on bringing passion back into every aspect of my life, my work, my family and my personal growth. Instead of going to work every day and having a PITY PARTY, I have decided to have a PASSION PARTY.
The Pursuit Of Passion - Life / Purpose Mad Libs
This whole purpose - mission - vision - goal thing is quite
If you have ever been to a planning retreat you know what I
Spending hours sorting through the difference between how
these four items relate to your business – or your life – is almost as much fun
as a visit to the dentist.
It is pretty easy to set a goal, so why not just leave well
Is this navel-gazing really worth the time?
It helps to think of your purpose as the view from 40,000
It’s the bigger perspective
And now and then I need that sense of clarity.
Your purpose and your goal are two very different things.
Your goal may be to become a TV screenwriter,
but your purpose in life is not to be a TV screenwriter.
Your goal may be to make more money
but your purpose in life is not to make money.
The more your life is aligned with your purpose
the more joyful and passionate your life becomes.
Four years ago I discovered this simple formula to help find
my purpose. This "Life Purpose Exercise" was created by Arnold M.
Patent and it goes like this:
1) List two of your primary personal qualities, such as
"enthusiasm" and "persistence".If you are not sure, ask someone who knows you well.
2) List one or two ways you enjoy expressing these qualities
when interacting with others, such as "to support" and "to care
3) Assume the world is perfect right now. What does the
world look like? How is everyone interacting with everyone else? What does it
feel like? Write your answer in the present tense describing the perfect world
as you see it and feel it. Remember, a perfect world is fun place to be.
Example: "Everyone is expressing their own unique
talents. Everyone is working in harmony."
4) Now combine these items into a single statement:
My purpose is to use
my _____(1)_______ and _____(1)__________ to ______(2)_______ and
_____(2)_________ others to _____________(3)___________.
A while ago I did this exercise.
Here were my answers:
1) Creativity, organization
2) To help, to inspire
3) There is enough for everyone. We are all working together
to build better lives. Everyone works from a place of love.
And here is my life purpose:
"My purpose is to use my creativity and organization
skills to inspire and help others to build a better life in abundance and
I had not looked back at this exercise for the last four