In times of change everything can seem urgent. Spending time on your purpose and values might seem like a distraction. But getting clear on your purpose and values will help you to prioritise your actions, achieve your strategic goals, plus eight more very practical benefits.
Getting clear on your purpose and values will also show you something deeper: it will shows you what success looks like for you, what self-actualisation means for you.
Inner Leadership reveals your Values by asking you to remember the times when you felt most alive, in flow, “doing what you are here to do.” Your answers will show you how to feel more alive more often, becoming more of who you are ‘meant’ to be.
Inner Leadership uncovers your Purpose by asking you to identity your best qualities and the ways you most love using them and what an ideal world looks for you. For Inner Leadership, living your purpose means using your best skills, in the ways you most love, to create your ideal world.
When you combine your purpose with your values it shows you what success looks like for you, what self-actualisation looks like for you. It provides you with a recipe for becoming fully who you truly are. Because if you are working on a project that inspires you, in line with your purpose and values, what more is there?
To find a first draft of your purpose and values, click here for purpose and here for values. The other tools of Inner Leadership will bring you more clarity and identify more ways to put them into practice. But if you want to make a start, you can do so today.
Adapted from Inner Leadership: tools for building inspiration in times of change.
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