What is your purpose in life?
That is a loaded question that most people do not know how to answer. I will admit that for the longest time, I felt like my purpose was to play football. I had the tools in my toolbox—hard work, goals, and team—but I was still struggling to find my true purpose. Then a sudden life changing event made me realize that I am more than just a football player.
After that event, I was forced to become a regular student with no set routine and no goals set for me by teammates, coaches, and leadership committees.
I was lost, scared, emotional, and I had the victim’s “why me?” attitude.
I got back on track with the support of my mentor. He helped me find the tools to redevelop a true purpose for my life. Since that time (about 10 years ago), my purpose has changed three times, and each change grew and expanded upon my earlier purpose.
DEFINING YOUR PURPOSE:
Here are some questions I want you to ask yourself to help with defining your purpose.
1.What do you live for? What do you work for?
2.In what ways do you have the opportunity and responsibility to have a positive impact on the lives of other people? At work? At home? In the community?
3.What are the three most important things to you?
Years, situations, clarity, and more tools in your toolbox will give you the defining clarity to live your purpose for life.
Ryan C. Kunk is an entrepreneur, author, coach, and personal trainer with a love for teaching eager individuals to achieve unfailing strength—internally and externally. Learn more at: ksmsportsandfitness.com