Many of us get fooled into thinking that our purpose has to be “earth shattering”. We have often psyched ourselves out of finding our purpose, because we associate it with a major task. Finding our purpose means that now, we have to work hard. Some people do a lot of soul-searching, questions, countless nights, introspective observation and back-breaking labor to crack the surface of who they are and more importantly, where they are going. It doesn’t have to be that deep or hard and I offer 3 ways to find our your purpose.
As a boss in the middle, we need to realize that goal setting is an act of looking at an entire situation and figuring out what you want it to ultimately look like.
The next step is identifying gaps and ways to fill those gaps by playing to our strengths and asking for help when we need it.
Then we should make small steps on the way to larger milestones.
The key is to “get started” and work on accomplishing little goals on the way to big goals. Consistency is paramount to your success.
Losing 100 lbs. is easier if you lose three or four at a time consistently. You may need a motivational partner (help) if you aren’t driven enough internally.
Asking for help doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means you are in tune with your strengths.
Forming a team of key players and aligning them around goals is important. This enables ideas to be flushed through competent folks and earns respect for the leader, as he/she allows the team to grow and share in the success. Understanding the individual strengths of team members and how those strengths work together in a collaborative effort is paramount to the team’s success. Goal implementation doesn’t happen overnight, but a committed team aligned toward the same goal can make the journey worth it! Have you formed your team yet?