The world you live in is full of opportunity.
Everything you ever dreamed as a possibility for your life is a possibility.
There is nothing you cannot accomplish when you put your mind to it, and Focus on the bigger picture.
Today I want to talk about the bigger picture, or the greater good.
We hear it all the time from upline in the industry.
Know your why!
Figure out your why!
And while this is definitely valuable insight, and something you should spend your time pursuing, there is more to it.
A why must be centered in unshakable fact.
It must be something that is set in stone.
It cannot waiver from here to there.
If you want to find your why, you MUST find your definite purpose.
Why are you in the relationship marketing business?
What is your purpose?
Think about this question long and hard.
It isn’t related to any amount of money you will ever earn or material possession you could ever buy.
It has nothing to do with the plaques on your wall.
In order for your purpose to be definite, set in stone so to speak, it must be about other people.
A definite purpose is never going to be a self centered purpose.
It is about making the world a better place.
A definite purpose is a purpose that is plugged into passion.
Passion is derived from a deep emotional experience rooted in the experience of affecting someone else’s life in a positive way.
Passion (Greek πασχω “to suffer, to be acted on” and Late Latin (chiefly Christian) passio “passion; suffering” (from Latin pati “to suffer”)) is a feeling of intense enthusiasm towards or compelling desire for someone or something. Passion can range from eager interest in or admiration for an idea, proposal, or cause; to enthusiastic enjoyment of an interest or activity; to strong attraction, excitement, or emotion towards a person. It is particularly used in the context of romance or sexual desire, though it generally implies a deeper or more encompassing emotion than that implied by the term lust.
Denis Diderot describes passions as “penchants, inclinations, desires and aversions carried to a certain degree of intensity, combined with an indistinct sensation of pleasure or pain, occasioned or accompanied by some irregular movement of the blood and animal spirits, are what we call passions. They can be so strong as to inhibit all practice of personal freedom, a state in which the soul is in some sense rendered passive; whence the name passions. This inclination or so-called disposition of the soul, is born of the opinion we hold that a great good or a great evil is contained in an object which in and of itself arouses passion”.
He further breaks down pleasure and pain, which are the guiding principles of passion into four major categories:
Pleasures and pains of the senses
Pleasures of the mind or of the imagination
Our perfection or our imperfection of virtues or vices
Pleasures and pains in the happiness or misfortunes of others
What would the person you want to be tomorrow do today?
Only you know why you were put here. What you definitely know is fulfillment doesn’t come through attaining our own selfish desires.
The good things in life are good.
There is nothing wrong at all with having nice stuff.
But if you really want nice stuff, help other people get nice stuff.
When you are making a difference in the lives of other people, it doesn’t matter what obstacles might get in your way. You are making a difference. You have a purpose and a meaning beyond yourself.
When we think of the word purpose, that is what we think of, right?
noun: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions.
“his intent was to provide a new translation”; “good intentions are not enough”; “it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs”; “he made no secret of his designs”
purpose, intent, intention, aim, design
what something is used for.
“the function of an auger is to bore holes”; “ballet is beautiful but what use is it?”
function, purpose, role, use
the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose.
“his determination showed in his every movement”; “he is a man of purpose”
verb:propose or intend.
“I aim to arrive at noon”
aim, purpose, purport, propose
reach a decision.
“he resolved never to drink again”
Notice that a purpose is anticipated.
A purpose isn’t blowing with the wind.
It is a deliberate action that you are going to start to take today.
The reason you want to make your why about helping other people is simple.
You want the universe working with you.
There is a verse in the Bible that says if you seek first the Kingdom of God, all of the other things will be added to you.
This is the teaching we are following in principle.
If we make our why about the world beyond ourselves, and make it about helping others find their way, we will be given our way.
It really comes down to having the proper motivation.
Getting the proper motivation is as easy as having a definite purpose.
Find what it is and hold on to it.
Move towards your destination with enthusiasm.
Go Team Go!