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Choices and Outcomes: Finding Your Purpose Part 2


The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich


Purpose is what drives us, without it you will aimlessly move through life. Crafting your purpose is an art, as well as a science. In our last episode we discussed vision being the blue print to your ultimate achievement.

The above quote suggests Desire is the starting point of all achievement. How do we define what we desire? Below you will find 3 steps to identifying what you desire, and then using that information to craft a statement of purpose.

Step 1:

Identify how you feel about your current situation. Below you will find a word document with a list of words that represent feelings. Identify the top 10 feelings you have about the following things.

Your Job/Career

Your Family

Your Friends

Your Home

Your Car

Your Spirituality/Faith

Brad’s Real Example from Dec 2013:

My job makes me feel drained, powerless, frustrated, fearful, panicked, and a failure.

Step 2:

Now we will identify how you want each of these areas to make you feel in your life. Take the same list of feelings and use them to identify how you want each of these things to make you feel.

Your Job/Career

Your Family

Your Friends

Your Home

Your Car

Your Spirituality

Brad’s Real Example from Dec 2013

I want my job to make me feel excited, creative, confident, engaged, and I want to help other people perform at their best.

It is very important to first develop a picture of how you feel right now and compare it to how you want to feel about things in your life. This is part of developing a strong WHY. Your WHY is used to keep you committed to your purpose.

Step 3:

No that you have built a comparison of how you feel vs. how you want to feel for several areas of your life. It is time to craft your purpose statement. Take a few minutes to look through each of the scenarios you worked on in Step 2.

Pick out the Top 5 Feelings you have identified in these situations. Here are mine:





A Leader

Now that you have the top 5 feelings you want to feel when it comes to your life, now it is time to craft your purpose statement.

Brad’s Example:

I wake up excited for each day. I use my creativity to inspire others to perform at their best. I am a leader, and I give before I receive.

By following this process you will be able to create a filter for your life. You will have identified what you want out of life and how you want your life to make you feel. When you find areas in your life you are not in alignment with, its time to make some tough decisions.


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