Lesson 27: Maximize Your Goals with Purpose and Intentionality
Maximize Your Goals with Purpose and Intentionality
Personal Goals Infused with Elan Vital
Rick Warren wrote a tremendous book called, The Purpose Driven Life. In it he contends that our lives are destined and ordained by a Creator. Therefore, when we align our lives, minds, and actions towards His will our purpose will manifest itself and give us a life of passion, contentment, and even, joy. Similarly, when we create personal goals that are infused with elan vital it creates a burning, a deep-seeded drive from within, that makes the accomplishment of any goal so much greater. You will only truly maximize your goals with purpose and intentionality.
The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.
Tony Robbins is a Master at Maximizing Goals
A Strong Foundation
Goals created with wisdom, discernment, and then a deep rooted sense of purpose and intent have a much greater likelihood of being achieved. This single-minded focus drives people to go above and beyond in reaching said goal. Many Olympic athletes forsake personal relationships so that all their actions and energy can be focused solely on training, improvement, and greatness. Many new career-minded people invest ridiculous hours in their work for several years in order to both prove themselves and to develop a strong foundation for years to come. These people purposely give up lots of extra free time, relationships, and relaxation.
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
Thomas A. Bennett
Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. believed that his purpose was to shed a light on racial injustice. King forsake a normal preacher’s life and endured tremendous hardships and abuse in order to accomplish his goal. King was both intentional in his actions in word and deed, as well as, purposeful in developing plans and events to move his thesis forward.
This is why I wrote about writing goals first from a perspective of wisdom and discernment. To write goals blindly without really thinking about what it will take to accomplish the goal is foolhardy and a waste of time.
When Times Get Tough
How many people dreamed about becoming business owners without really analyzing the cost? Then, they wound up mortgaging everything, lost their marriage, and then ultimately lost their business. There is a significant cost for anything really worthwhile. Having a sense of purpose is absolutely vital, but not enough without wisdom and discernment. And, your purpose must be deep enough to sustain you when times get tough and you are all alone.
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Nobody is going to be with you at 5:00 in the morning in the gym. Nobody is going to be with you when the bank calls asking for payment. Nobody is going to be with you when you are up writing, planning, and designing late into the evening.
Wisdom. Discernment. Then, maximize your goals with purpose and intentionality!
- What is your main, ridiculous goal?
- What is your purpose? Passion?
- What will you do when challenges arise?