Eufora business trainer Angie Lund discusses the importance of finding one's purpose.
Setting goals and understanding why they are important, and how they will impact you, those close to you and the world, are key. Lund shares four questions, and follow-up questions, that will help guide anyone’s goal achievement:
1. Why do you want to achieve this goal? Identify “ why” the goal is important.
- What has compelled you to grab hold of this objective?
- How will it help you, your business, family, your community or the world?
- How does this goal align with your values and what is important to you?
- How will this goal make a difference in your life and in the lives of others?
2. What great things will happen if you do this? Make a list of all the amazing things that could occur once you accomplish this goal.
- How will the achievement positively impact your life and those you love?
- How will you feel once this goal is achieved?
- What will others say, or what will you say to yourself, once you’ve achieved this goal?
3. What will you be missing if you don’t do this? Make a list of all the things you might miss out on if you never realize this goal.
- What are you currently unable to do because you have not achieved this goal?
- What are others you admire doing as a result of achieving a similar goal?
- What do you find yourself wishing you could do, but can’t until you achieve this goal because the bigger goal is dependent upon first hitting this one?
4. What are the difficulties that could present themselves if you fail to accomplish your goal? Sometimes it is necessary to consider any harsh realities that might result from not achieving a goal. You may have to dig deep.
- Could you lose everything?
- Could you lose important relationships?
- Could you go bankrupt?
“Make it a powerful purpose. If your purpose is weak, anything can easily throw you off course,” advises Lund. “Distractions will get in the way and procrastination will become your co-pilot. If you have a powerful purpose, you can rise above just about any challenge. Always remember, it is the purpose that drives you and makes you want something badly enough to do the work.”