Purpose: A-Z Blogging Challenge

     Whether or not you've read Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, or Daniel Pink's Drive, there is
something inside all of us which encourages us to excel at something.   Not the standard "time to go to work" or school, or take care of the kids, whatever it is that tends to occupy most of our daily lives.   No, it's something stronger, deeper, and much more powerful within each of us that we're supposed to be doing with what time, talent and treasure we've been given. 

     Some of us pursue our purposes in our spare time and some of us are fortunate enough to actually do that for a living.  Given the research showing nearly 80% of Americans wish we were working somewhere other than where we are, and over 70% of us are either not engaged or completely disengaged from our work lives, I suspect that the majority haven't found it yet.

     So why not start?  I don't mean quit your job.  I mean taking time, making time to figure out what your purpose is?  Daniel Pink's Flip-Manifesto talks about marrying the profit motive with the purpose motive as the business model for the future in our organizations.  And by the way, he also suggests we quit fumbling around for our "passion" and realize what you do, and go do it. What really compels you to continue through the hard times because you love the work and it makes a positive impact in your world of influence?
     If you haven't seen this RSA Animate look at Pink's Drive, you should.  Particularly if you're in any kind of leadership position.  It's required viewing for all of my classes, undergrad or graduate.

     What's yours?  "Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from."  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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