We are on the brink of 2014 and you’re probably asking yourself – “what am I going to do differently in 2014 to make it a great year?” My question to you is – “what are you going to do next year that you are meant to do?”
You see back in 2006 I was laid off from my job. That day my girlfriend said to me “Finally you’re going to do what you’re meant to do!” Back then I had no idea what she meant. Today I am doing what I believe I was meant to do and loving it. It took a lot of introspection, trial and error. Little did I know it was – teaching.
What will you do that is “on purpose, that you are meant to do?”
It needn’t be big and bold. It does have to be meaningful to you and make a difference to others. So many of us go through our careers thinking that this is it. For some, it is, for others it’s not. For example, a few years ago a successful friend of mine left a great engineering job because it no longer served him. He took a risk. He now has a successful business of teaching executives to relax through yoga and meditation. He is successful, happy and in service to others.
Strong personal leadership is about finding what you were destined to do. Take some time over the next few days to look at where you are, where you want to go and what you were destined to do. If you are already there, congratulations! If not, this is the perfect time to make a change. Do a little introspection.
By the way, you can find out how I discovered my purpose in “Excuse me, I’m being Audacious – Embracing Personal Leadership in Business and in Life”.
Happy New Year.