01/06/2017 11:01 BST | Updated 01/06/2017 11:01 BST

Why Is It Important That You Live Your Purposeful Life?


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Most people don't lead their life, they accept their life. John C Maxwell

Most people do not follow a plan consistently, they often drift to a position that does not feel right but would be uncomfortable to change. When you track back how you got into this position, you realise you lacked a plan of action or did not follow-through the process or your commitment was lacking or you experienced a hard knock that took you off course.

Mentoring many business leaders, the feeling of discontent is a common experience. The problem is allowing yourself to drift through your life leads to dissatisfaction of your life. What a cruel joke that is - to get through your life and feel dissatisfied with your contribution, at which point, it is too late to do anything about changing your life and your contribution.

Do you feel?

  • Stuck in a rut
  • Lost
  • Doubtful
  • Small
  • Uninspired
  • Unhappy
  • Frustrated
  • Depressed
  • Empty
  • Indecisive
  • Disconnected

If your work is simply a means to pay your bills and not a way of making your unique contribution and you can lack motivation, inspirations, meaning, direction and focus.

If this is making sense to you - then you are in the right place!

Net Impact Talent Report that 72% of college students and 59% of working adults classified meaningful work as one of their most important goals in life, ranking this above a prestigious career, wealth and leadership in importance. Further research by University of Pennsylvania found that 97% of Americans agreed or strongly agreed with the statement,

For me, it is important that I live a purposeful life.

What is Important to you?

Instead of feeling that you are on the wrong path, living the wrong life. I want you to stop accepting what life hands you, like a passive bystander to your own life but to start actively leading in your life on your terms.

Francois Gautier said, More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity.

There are consequences to not living with clarity and this is anything will do, leading with purpose on purpose is having clarity in what you are here to do. It is not uncommon with business leaders to experience success in work and yet still feel unfulfilled in life. At some point, you feel trapped to be something you are not and must maintain a lifestyle that does not fulfil you or your purpose.

It may be that you are not on the wrong path but until you know your purpose, your path will not have clarity and meaning. Often, we stress and frustrate over the present because we do not know how the present fits into our purposeful meaningful path. This is like driving a long distance but not knowing the direction at some point you think 'what's the point'!

Clarity of purpose is the key to living an inspired purposeful meaningful life.

Success can take many forms, what I consider a success may not be the same for you. Download the guide to find Impact of Purpose on Your Life, Living with Purpose on purpose helps you to understand what is important to you and why? The guide will help you to answer the questions:

  1. Understanding what you can do that no one else can do in the way you do it.
  2. Discover your motivation for doing what only you must do.
  3. Understanding what inspires you to succeed on your purposeful path.

You are meant to be all that you can be, all that you are meant to be and your purpose gives you the direction like an inner compass. This is living with purpose on purpose. Living committed and conscious of your mission and motivated on your personal purposeful path. This gives you the clarity and inspiration to succeed with conviction that whatever happens you are living purposefully.