Our purpose is the compass which keeps us on the straight & narrow. On our path through life, and business, it’s very easy to forget what you set out to do, to achieve, and the reason why you took this path at all.
Tom Peters has a brilliant post on not forgetting why you are here:
…many CEOs epitomize this. They get so caught up in the earnings game that they forget the fact that they are meant to be “of service” to some worthy, Olympian objective. Perversely, I’m pleased to report, this loss of attention to the basics is the wellspring of earnings that don’t measure up.
How True! But it isn’t just about CEO’s & business-people. This applies to all of us, no matter what our chosen path, our calling. Peters suggests asking yourself the following to re-discover your “why”:
Why did I take this assignment, or choose this profession? Am I doing everything possible in my current project to hold to the principles that got me into all this? Is my time here up?
Think about it!