Clarifying Your PurposeApr 25, 2022
Purpose is an evolving thing.
Just as you are a work in progress, the difference only you can make is something that is refined and iterated over time.
Here are 3 questions you can ask yourself daily to help you clarify and stay in your purpose and decide your next small, bold steps into possibility in endeavors that matter.
- "What's working?" - The routines and relationships that are working should be amplified and leveraged until they stop working.
- "What's not working? - The habits and connections that are not working should be examined.
- "What needs work?" - You need to examine what's not working. Are you doing the wrong thing, or are you doing the thing wrong?
If you're doing the wrong thing, ignore sunk costs and stop.
If you're doing the thing wrong, use the notice, name, and navigate process to decide how to decide what to try next to fix it.
And remember, purpose isn't a destination. It's a process. Defining, refining, and activating the difference only you can make is not a one-and-done deal.
It's like sweeping the floor—a daily discipline that must be returned to frequently.
How are you answering the three questions today? What's working? What's not working? What needs work?
Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose.
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