The Pursuit of ‘PURPOSE’
It is end of December again and with year-end comes the reality of setting goals and planning for the upcoming year and beyond. I have come to accept that writing goals is fundamental to me but converting dreams to actions and ultimately results could be a challenging task.
I have a dream, and the dream is to live a ‘purpose driven life’ but that comes with fully understanding the true definition of ‘purpose’ and embracing mine. The other day, I read a profound quote which stated: “if you lack wisdom, go on your knees and if you lack knowledge, go to school” thus I picked up a book to increase my knowledge about the pursuit of purpose.
"You and I will never be fully successful in being what we were never born to be. Your mother or father probably told you that you could be anything you want to be if you put your mind to it. I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but in your opinion, do you think Jack can be a dog if he puts his mind to it?”
Too many of us have given up our perfect, intended selves to become a cheap imitation of others – and yet without any fulfillment. Who is the real you that has never existed in the world that you have created? When you know who you are, you won’t try to be what you were not meant to be. You might be asking, ‘so how do I decide who I am meant to be, given the plethora of choices that are available?’. The answer is simple: know your purpose". Excerpt "from Dreaming to Becoming" by Dr. Phinehas Kinuthia.
I am learning that the journey to fulfilling my purpose is a process. It begins with a commitment to embrace transformation of the inward being and managing my perception-gauge. My journey to purpose and developing my leadership skills has been transformational because I am learning great lessons and the most valuable of them all is that “great leaders invest in personal, professional, emotional and Spiritual growth because they understand that ‘growth and development is the highest calling of purpose’.
I want to remind you that you are equipped, you are empowered, you are created for an assignment and specific purpose. You are a piece of the puzzle the world needs to solve its problems. You are carrying someone’s destiny around your loins. You are the answer to someone’s prayer. The goals you write or the dreams you have should be directly tied to your identified purpose because you have a seat in God’s kingdom with your name written on it. Don’t allow the seat to gather dust, get intimate with the pursuit for purpose and most of life’s daunting questions will be answered.
Lest I forget, I want to share that my personal journey is possible through partnership with mentors, counselors and coaches. As you embark on your own journey of turning your dreams into action, one important question to ponder on is “Who is Your Coach”?