It’s hard to seek purpose directly. It may not even be possible.
The way to purpose is through a mission. When we pursue a mission, it provides purpose through the effort it requires to accomplish the mission.
The mindsets, beliefs, emotions, vision, obstacles, responsibilities, and commitments required by a meaningful and challenging mission are vehicles to scratch our desire for purpose and discover what fulfills us.
It can be anything: running a half marathon, raising hard-working kids, winning a football game, helping a 10th grader pass a chemistry class, getting in shape and staying that way for the rest of your life.
We touch purpose indirectly. Pursue a mission with all your heart. Purpose will emerge from there.
The time is now. Do the work.
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Brian Kight is a multi-industry leader on the topics of leadership, culture, and behavior. He provides simple systems that produce exceptional results for organizations, teams, and people.