How to Get What You Really Want

personal development purpose Aug 28, 2023
Scott Perry Promoting a Blog Post About How to Get What You Really Want

What do you want in life? More money? More time? More recognition?

These are the wrong answers. Here's why.

Money, time, and recognition are side effects of, not reasons for, doing meaningful work—work that aligns with the difference only you can make.

What's the difference only you can make?

It's your vocation—the work life is calling you to do.

In the Bhagavad Gita, it's called "dharma," and it emerges from the intersection of your unique gift and the times.*

Your life is speaking to you because it wants to speak through you.

But how do you determine your life's true calling?

That's the hard part for most of us. So, do the hard part first.**

Here are three questions to begin dialing in your distinction.

  1. Who are you? What are your core values and guiding principles?
  2. What are you good at? What are your natural talents and the skills you've learned that tap into them?
  3. Where do you belong? Where are those who share your values and need your talents to enhance their lives?

There are no"right," absolute, or definitive answers to these questions. But you can find alright answers for right now that will help you begin to step into possibility.

Clarity about who you really are and what you really want in life comes from playing your game on your terms without compromise out loud and in public.

How would you answer these questions today? How do they inform your "what's next?"

*h/t Stephen Cope **h/t Seth Godin

An Invitation

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It's all available in the Creative on Purpose Community inside The Success Finder.

Don't die with the difference only you can make still inside.

Let your life speak!

Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose.

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