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Getting Clear on Your Purpose: What Are You Here For?
What is the one thing you would you give your life for?
Dave Workman, president of Partnership Advisors, shares questions leaders should be asking themselves to get clear on their purpose, and to discover what truly drives them.
“As leaders, we have to periodically ask ourselves: ‘What am I here for? What's my real purpose?’” says Dave. “When that alignment between how you're wired, your gifts, what's inside of you… all of a sudden something lights up and you get in a zone… There has to be something larger than yourself that drives you.”
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It's really the, "Why am I here? What's my purpose?" And if you can't find something that you would absolutely die for, I'm not so sure you have anything to live for, and that can be a person, it can be a cause, it can be whatever, but there has to be something larger than yourself that drives you.
Every good leader I know has a little fire, a little fire in them, and they have to see this thing done. There's something about them that just ignites other people, and the other people hang out with them, and they get a little bit of that catalytic element going as well.
You know you're on track when you're talking about the mission of your organization with your leadership team and someone starts to tear up. That's when you know, "Ah, we've got something here."
In the book "Flow," the author talks about getting in that place where there's… it's this balance between routine, or boredom and challenge. If you have too much challenge, you burn out. If you have too much routine, you just get bored and apathy sets in. But we all need something, periodically, that bounces us back and forth between those two things.
I'm not sure how people find their passion, honestly. I know the things that kill passion. But, at some point, you just have to ask yourself: "What am I really here for? What am I all about?"
Dave Workman is president of Partnership Advisors, a consortium of leaders devoted to helping churches and nonprofits become healthier and increase their impact. He is the author of The Outward-Focused Life: Becoming a Servant in a Se...
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