Found Your Purpose, Now What?
It's easy to see a vision for what you want your life to be. We probably spend a lot of our time daydreaming about this.
You may have done a vision board, committed to some life goals and even been working towards your life's purpose for some time now.
The hardest part about staying on purpose is not so much coming up with it, it's actually sticking to it, especially when things get tough.
It’s important to keep your passion alive to fuel your purpose!
Use these strategies consistently to feed the flames as you move toward the life that you want:
1. Keep in mind that success breeds more success.
Celebrate your small victories. Share your achievements with others who appreciate your work and mission. Make a list and mark off each step as you complete it.
2. Find your tribe.
If there are others doing similar work, either locally or online, connect with them. There’s nothing more stimulating than groupthink and people with a shared mission supporting each other. The synergy leads to more passion. Even a bit of healthy competition can be a good thing.
3. Revisit your goal and action steps to see your progress.
When it seems to take forever to complete a step toward your goal, remind yourself of the journey. Seeing your progress can be powerful, so create a clear path and reasonable steps.
4. Goals and actions should be just out of reach, but attainable.
Ensure your action steps are not too ambitious. If necessary, break them into smaller pieces that can be attained more easily. We want to stretch, but action steps should be within reach.
5. Find external reminders of why you do what you do.
Call, email, or visit someone who benefits from your mission, or someone who could benefit. Seeing or talking to others who want what you offer confirms your mission and rekindles the flame.
6. Stay up-to-date on the success of those who do similar work.
When one person or group succeeds it often opens doors for others. Get Google alerts about your topic of interest or read the blogs and newsletters of others with a similar mission. Celebrate their progress, as well.
7. Remember to feed the body and soul.
In order to keep a sharp focus and sound mind, it’s important to tend to your body and soul. Remember to eat, sleep, and move so you have the physical energy to stay the course. Replenish your soul in any way that works for you - just do it regularly!