the success principles – 2nd principle – be clear why you’re here

if you haven’t read the first principle, I suggest you start with it: the success principles – 1st principle – take 100% responsibility

Perhaps the most important action successful people take is to understand what they’re here to do, and then pursue that with passion and enthusiasm. They are “on purpose“, meaning they’re doing what they love to do, what they’re good at, and accomplishing what’s important to them. Then the people, resources and opportunities they need naturally gravitate towards them.

As Brian Tracy says “decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it”

That’s good but how do you figure out what’s the why behind everything you do? The things that bring you the greatest joy are in alignment with your purpose, therefore make a list of the times you have felt most joyful and alive.

The “life purpose exercise” can help you create with that:

  1. List 2 of your unique personal qualities
  2. List few ways you enjoy expressing those qualities when interacting with others.
  3. Describe the perfect word as you see it and feel it in one statement in the present tense.
  4. Combine your 3 answers into a single statement.

Once you have your purpose statement write it down on a card you carry with you and read it everyday, preferably in the morning. Make sure you keep this in mind when you apply the other success principles so you don’t get to the top of the ladder only to realize it is leaning against the wrong wall.

Here are some sample statements:

■ To inspire and empower people to achieve their destiny

■ To uplift humanity’s consciousness through business

■ To humbly serve the Lord by being a loving, playful, powerful, and passionate example of the absolute joy that is available to us the moment we rejoice in God’s gifts and sincerely love and serve all of his creations

■ To leave the world a better place than I found it, for horses and for people, too

Hope this helps you all to find your why. There are several other ways to do it, feel free to add yours in the comments below.

continue to the next principle: principle 3 – decide what you want