Having a Purpose Bigger Than You!
Having a purpose bigger than you is where it all begins …
In business I believe that the key to motivating employee’s requires two things:
- Help them identify their unique contribution to the organization and consistently recognize them for it.
- Show them how they are a part of something bigger than themselves.
Imagine what would happen if your employee’s were collectively contributing from their strengths towards a purpose that was bigger than themselves or anything they could accomplish alone. Imagine your employee’s coming to work with a bigger than life purpose (Learn more here) .
In life for many years I believed that titles, success, and money, were key indicators of whether I was living my purpose or not … turns out I was wrong!
What I have learned is that when it comes to living a purposeful life, I must have a purpose that reaches far beyond me and my minuscule world …
I need to have a purpose much bigger than myself.
Yes I know, even though for 1000’s of years people have written books and discussed ad nauseam about such things, it has taken me a bit longer to grasp this “bigger than me” concept fully.
So what was stopping me all these years?
What I realize is that in order to commit to a purpose greater than myself, there must be something greater than myself to focus on, commit to, or even or surrender to … and that requires humility. Humility to believe that I am not the center of the universe, the world, or the world of another human being!
It requires that I set my ego aside and realize that something … whatever you choose to call it … God, Universe, Positive Energy, Love, the Source, Allah, Buddha, etc., is bigger than me!
And that my friends can be quite humbling.
So what about you?
Is your purpose about you … or does it go beyond you … to a purpose bigger than you?
And that’s all I have to say about that!