Having a sense of purpose, a big WHY for what we do, can help us face a difficult time and get through it using more of our courage, grit and personal power.
When we feel we know why we are doing something, and this why resonates deeply with our values and what’s important to us, we are more likely to take a chance, try something we haven’t before, do whatever we need to do to get the result that our purpose is asking for.
As an author about the topic of courage, Margie Warrell says it well here:
“Knowing your why is an important first step in figuring out how to achieve the goals that excite you and create a life you enjoy living (versus merely surviving!).
Indeed, only when you know your ‘why’ will you find the courage to take the risks needed to get ahead, stay motivated when the chips are down, and move your life onto an entirely new, more challenging, and more rewarding trajectory.”
She offers four questions to ponder, that will help unlock the sweet spot between our skills and talents, and our passions and values.
Finding this sense of purpose comes from knowing what we can contribute, what is most important to us, and what we care most about.
If you are feeling less brave, maybe a dose of purpose can help boost your courage.
Where do these four questions lead you, in terms of finding that sense of purpose to call on in moments of strife?
- What makes you come alive?
- What are your innate strengths?
- Where do you add the greatest value?
- How will you measure your life?
Reference : https://www.forbes.com/sites/margiewarrell/2013/10/30/know-your-why-4-questions-to-tap-the-power-of-purpose/?sh=1a74644873ad