[Infographic] 8 Myths about purpose which must be ignored
When trying to improve their life, too many people jump straight into writing down goals they would like to achieve. I don't want to be critical becasuse setting goals is and important part of the process of achieving peak performance. But, setting goals is not the first step in the process. There is always a reason why you want to set goals i.e a vision for your life which you want to create and, even more important, a purpose for your life which you want to fulfill.
You need to start with the end in mind. You need to see the big picture before you try to create the smaller details. If your goals are not tied to a purpose and a vision for your life, you will end up with a bunch of unconnected goals which leave you running around in circles but never actually getting anywhere. I know this from experience because the first goal I ever set was to own a helicopter. I have never even learned to drive so why would I want to fly?
Sadly, many people are deterred from discovering their purpose because they think that it is some mystical, radical thing which they cannot relate to. However, having a purpose is perfecly normal. Anything great which was ever discovered was discovered by somebody with a great sense of purpose.
8 Myths About Purpose [Infographic]
There are many myths about purpose which may be putting you off from discovering your purspose. This infographic was created to destroy some of the most common myths.
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As you may see, purspose is often misrepresented. Your purspose doesn't have to be unique, amazing or fancy. While it is helpful, from a clarity perspective, if your purspose means something to others, it doesn't have to do that either. At the end of the day, as long as your purpose has a deep meaning for you and, it inspires you to take the necessary actions to bring your purpose to life, then (pardon the pun) your purpose serves its purpose.