Each time you attend a success or leadership seminar, you’ll hear something about purpose. You hear it everywhere – at work, at church, in business circles, everywhere. In fact, before you create anything, you have to be very clear on the purpose of your intended creation. You must know for sure what your product is meant to do, achieve, be used for, and the value it will add once it’s ready for use.
Without a purpose, the whole process of creating something becomes confusing and complicated with uncertainties lurking around every turn. If we’re to learn from the master Creator, God, we’ll see he too began with purpose in mind for everything he created, leading up to the creation of man, before which he said ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule…’ Awesome! We were created to rule!
For a long time, I wondered about my purpose. I read books, listened to messages, attended workshops, and so on. I recently found what I now consider the simplest and quickest strategy for discovering the purpose for one’s life . Here’s the link to the video: How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes by Adam Leipzig, the CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, an American film and theatre producer, film executive and writer and former Disney Executive.
Simply put, you need to answer five questions, then merge your answers into a sentence to give you the statement of your purpose.
- Who are you?
- What do you love to do?
- Who do you do it for?
- What do they want/need?
- How do they change as a result of what you give them?
Now it’s clear to me what area I’m to rule in. I hope it’ll be clear to you too after you watch the ten-minute video.
Picture Credit: http://tedxmalibu.com/2012/10/19/adam-leipzig/