The Word Meaning and How It Unlocks the Power of Purpose
Your life purpose is an inner recognition deep within yourself for WHY you're here. The underlying reason WHY most people do anything meaningful with their lives. This is only going to be 20% of people on the planet. This is a good place to go with your gut feeling and almost should have a deep inner conviction for the impact that you want to have on the world.
You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established to you: and the light shall shine on your ways.
The Word Meaning and the Word Purpose
Purpose boils down to the contribution that you are able to make to society on a whole. Your purpose must be intentional and full of meaning for others more than for yourself. Most people think in terms of taking from society and very rarely do they articulate what they are giving.
We often view our time here as what we can take away but the truth is we come in with nothing and so we never take anything out. Rather we can leave a legacy and our actions can reverberate through the generations and have an impact long after we are gone.
Purpose really happens when we are able to give something to someone. This is why the Bible stressed the second commandment was to love our neighbor as ourselves. Jesus went on to explain it further when he said whatever you do for the least of these, you have done for me.
When we get into the real meat of what we are actively doing even if it selling insurance or junk bonds we need to take the word meaning and apply it to what we do and how we actively help other people. Without figuring this out most people wander for years wondering why they feel so empty. So if we define the word meaning we begin to see that life has to be intentional toward something.
what is intended to be, or actually is, expressed or indicated; signification;
the end, purpose, or significance of something:
The next thing we want to realize is that is it should have an end in mind which Stephen Covey explained so eloquently explained in his book the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People.
Design, create and work for the benefit of others and let your life's work outlast you in ways that your money never can. Success can and should be redefined but it won't until people like us begin to redefine it.
1. Define Your Purpose
So the first thing each one of us should do is learn how to act with purpose but if we are going to do that then we are going to need a proven plan to get there. Take the word meaning and apply it to your own life. Take a look at the definition above and go through it as it relates to you.
Rushing past this exercise would be a huge mistake for you. take some time and articulate the meaningful impact that YOU personally want to have on the world. Not your business or company but you. Our business and organizations are tools that we use to change the world but its people who change the world
2. Always Create Twice
The use of imagination is becoming more and more lost to the masses and the few who are able to continue to be strong creatives are doing extraordinary things in this new age. With so much technology at our disposal, it becomes easy to tune out our own minds and creative powers
Take the time to use your mind and define what you intend to do with your time on this planet, we are finite beings so we need to plan out where we want to have an impact with our love, our life, and our talents. Create it first in your mind and then recreate it in the world.
Work it out in your mind over and over and then learn to release it in only the way you can with your actions.
3. Be Purposeful In Your Action
Only after you have spent some considerable time with points 1 and 2 should you get into action. The problem with many is that they take action too quickly or not at all. We want to be WISE in our action and we want to be effective. We want to be intentional until our work is completed.
The meaning of life has been agonized over through the centuries but I want to present to you a better thought. You should spend way more time agonizing over the meaning of you. What do you and your giftings mean to the world and how big of an impact can you make if you take the word meaning and make it personal.
Then let your actions begin to rise out of that definition. I believe that the purpose of a man frees him from wasting his time and his energy on things that don't matter and puts him in the best position to discover the very best of what life has to offer. Follow your path and see what begins to happen.
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