Episode 72: Principle #2: Be Clear Why You’re Here

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“You see, without a purpose in life, it’s easy to get sidetracked on your life’s journey. It’s easy to wander and drift, accomplishing little. But with a purpose, everything in life seems to fall into place. To be “on purpose” means you’re doing what you love to do, doing what you’re good at and accomplishing what’s important to you. When you truly are on purpose, the people, resources, and opportunities you need naturally gravitate toward you. The world benefits, too, because when you act in alignment with your true life purpose, all of your actions automatically serve others.” ~ Jack Canfield from The Success Principles

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Principle #2: Be Clear Why You’re Here

“You see, without a purpose in life, it’s easy to get sidetracked on your life’s journey. It’s easy to wander and drift, accomplishing little. But with a purpose, everything in life seems to fall into place. To be “on purpose” means you’re doing what you love to do, doing what you’re good at and accomplishing what’s important to you. When you truly are on purpose, the people, resources, and opportunities you need naturally gravitate toward you. The world benefits, too, because when you act in alignment with your true life purpose, all of your actions automatically serve others.” ~ Jack Canfield from The Success Principles

Beautiful. Again, EVERYONE talks about the importance of finding our purpose (that’s prolly why it’s Principle #2. :) And we talk about it in nearly every one of these Notes.

The question, of course, is: How do I discover my purpose?!?

Canfield goes off on this. Starting with the fact that our guidance system will let us know if we’re on target or not by how good we feel doing what we’re doing. (Think: Joseph Campbell’s “Follow your bliss!” and Abraham-Hicks’ Emotional Guidance System.)

He also provides some cool exercises. Here’s a quick look at one of the *really* cool ones:

1. List two of your unique personal qualities (My example: enthusiasm and optimism)

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2. List one or two ways you enjoy expressing those qualities when interacting with others (My example: to inspire and empower)

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3. Assume the world is perfect right now. What does this world look like? How is everyone interacting with everyone else? What does it feel like? Write your answer as a statement, in the present tense, describing the ultimate condition, the perfect world as you see it and feel it. Remember, a perfect world is a fun place to be.

(My example: Everyone is joyfully living their greatest lives, celebrating every moment as they give their greatest gifts in greatest service to the world.)

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4. Combine the three prior subdivisions of this paragraph into a single statement.

(My example: My purpose is to use my enthusiasm and optimism to inspire and empower others to joyfully live their greatest lives, celebrating every moment as they give their greatest gifts in greatest service to the world.)

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Got it? AWESOME! Now write it down and read it at least once every day and ALIGN YOUR LIFE TO LIVE IN INTEGRITY WITH THIS PURPOSE! :)