Last week’s Thought for the Week, was about “Foundation in Adversity” and how it is the simplest things in life that often bring us the most comfort, especially in the toughest times.
You can find previous posts here in my blog.
When we see others suffering, it does affect us to varying degrees doesn’t it, either consciously or sub-consciously.
We humans are so resilient though and it’s amazing what we can overcome and what we can achieve if we really want to.
A couple of weeks back, I wrote about “Will to Take Action” and it is that deep-rooted desire within each of us that drives us forward.
The Japanese have a word for this that we don’t have in the English language; “Ikigai” …
Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means your “reason for being”.
‘Iki’ in Japanese means ‘life,’ and
‘gai’ describes value or worth.
Your ikigai is your life purpose or your bliss. It’s what brings you joy and inspires you to get out of bed every day.
You will know that the French have a similar word: “Raison D’être” meaning ‘a reason for being’ or ‘purpose’.
And it’s not just us as individuals that thrive with a clear purpose, it is companies too:
It’s only when companies are clear about their purpose, have clearly communicated it, and it is understood by the team that companies can achieve both unity of effort and distributed decision making.
-Marc Koehler- (Leading with Purpose)
And you will have heard of Simon Sinek’s book “Start with Why”
Case in point; when it comes to retirement, people can feel a little lost. They suddenly have an abundance of free time that needs to be filled with things that keep them feeling engaged in life.
- Whatever your situation is right now, what is your purpose in life, your reason for being?
- How would you sum it up in 3 or 4 words?
- On a scale of 1-10 (10 being high), how likely will your purpose make you want to jump out of bed each morning?
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Understanding purpose is one thing, but recognising the importance of having purpose is another. Everybody has a unique purpose in their life, whether it be to help others, provide for family, or be free.
-Ben Gothard- (Achieve Greatness)
As always, I will leave you with that thought.
And I would love to help you get clarity on your purpose! So, I’m offering you a complimentary consultation where I will help you to really drill-down on your purpose – choose a slot HERE.
With best wishes.