The First Key To Success - Know Your Purpose In Life

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Know Your Purpose In Life

Before you set off on any journey you must know your destination - the purpose of why you are travelling. You wouldn't get on a plane if you didn't know where it was going, would you?

If there was no end destination, the plane would just fly round and round until it ran out of fuel and crashed into the ground. Why would you go through life any different?

Likewise, the pilot of the plane doesn't just get in the plane and go, he has a plan - a purpose; he makes sure there is enough fuel to get where he needs to go; he follows a process and makes sure all the safety checks are complete and that he has the route set correctly. He knows everything he needs to do in order to get to his destination and he makes sure he does it!

So, the lesson for life here is this - you must know your purpose - where you want to get to, and have a plan to get there - even more importantly, you must know WHY you want it. This why will power you through all the tough times when doubt starts to set in.

Your destination is your vision, and your plan is your goals. This is why it is important to have clear, defined goals. If you don't, you will feel like you don't have a purpose in life and find yourself drifting around pointlessly, not achieving anything.

If you aren't working on your goals, you will be working on someone else's.

To achieve success in life, you must first define what success means to you.

Take Actions Aligned With Your Purpose

Decide, now, what you want from life. Ask yourself what do you want to achieve? What do you want to be remembered for? What difference can you make to the world? What is your purpose for being here?

Everyone has something that they can be great at. A good test to discover you purpose is to ask yourself - what is it that you love to do? What would you do all day if you could? What do you pay to do? Whatever it is, do that, and be great at it.

Once you have decided on what you want and started off on your journey to be great at it - stick at it! Be single minded and go after it relentlessly until it's yours. This is no time for half efforts. This is your life, you don't get another chance at this so best you make it count!

Start with the end in mind and figure out where you want to be in 15 - 20 years, then work back from there... how do you get to that point?

Break it down to what you need to achieve in 10, 5, 3, 1 year, then what you are going to do over the next 12 months to make it happen? What purposeful actions do you need to take daily to start on this path road to greatness?

The actions you take today will affect the life you will be living in 5 years time.

Stop letting life happen to you and start happening to it. Start living with purpose.


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