Quick Read Summary
- Every human being was born with a purpose
- Identifying Life Purpose is the greatest need of all human beings
- Life Purpose might not be known at the first day of asking
- Using the 7 Spheres of Influence is one way of Identifying your Life Purpose
- Knowing what Sphere you are passionate about is one thing, scaling that mountain is quite another
- Read on and do the exercise to determine your mountain and share with your friends to get immediately accountable
The search of purpose has been a subject of fascination ever since man was alive. I also believe that the greatest omission in learning institutions is the Coaching to Purpose. We focus so much on competence not knowing that if we are competent and lack purpose, our performance will never be equated to those who have purpose but lack competence.
The subject of Life Purpose is something that I am so passionate about. I believe that there is a purpose to life and that purpose is the reason why all the 7 Billion of us are present on earth today. I believe that there is none that is useless. Anybody that has breath in them, I believe that they were allowed to live in order to reconnect and fulfill their God-given purpose. I believe that the legacy we leave behind is supposed to influence society for greater good and inspiration.
“Passion and purpose are not theoretical. In fact, some people discover their purpose mostly while in action, rather than in waiting. Therefore, do not be one of those people who are waiting for God to speak to them and give them a burning bush experience”.
One thing about purpose though: you have to experience it. Passion and purpose are not theoretical. In fact, some people discover their purpose mostly while in action, rather than in waiting. Therefore, do not be one of those people who are waiting for God to speak to them and give them a burning bush experience. God has spoken volumes already, and the greatest call he gave to us is FAITH. This means that we have to trust the process. One way or another, it will lead us to our purpose.
So let me say that purpose is not something that you will zero in at once in one day of asking. Sometimes it takes years of asking, working, seeking, knocking, moments of silence and confusion…until one day the sky above opens and you know that you know that you are standing smack in the middle of your life purpose. Discovering it is an experience. Living it is the crown of life.
“Purpose is not something that you will zero in at once in one day of asking. Sometimes it takes years of asking, working, seeking, knocking, moments of silence and confusion…until…”
Mountaineering used to be a personal challenge of conquering the heights of un-scaled mountains. Today, it is a sport. Just like any other sport, it needs athleticism, preparation, training, coaching and a host of resources. One thing is for sure, you need to select which mountain you would love to conquer before you can go to another.
There are seven spheres of influence otherwise known as the 7 mountains of influence. Chances are that you are passionate about two or three of these mountains and you absolutely care less about the other 4. It is very rare to find someone that is passionate about all the 7 mountains with the same degree of vigor.
These mountains are:
The following simple steps will attempt to help you identify the reason why you were born. Remember, clarity is power. The more clear you are about your reason of being, the more effective you become in life.
Identifying your mountain is one thing. Climbing it is quite another. Many people have doubts about being correct on their mountain. Some ask, “What if I have selected the wrong one?” Well, this is the time to read my post on “Indirect engagement”. I have insisted that it is in doing that you will find the best fit for your purpose. Get working. If it does not fit, then you will be even much closer to identifying your purpose. It is foolish to do nothing because you doubt the authenticity of your mountain. “Can’t I just have clarity on it before I start?” Well, even God does not work with us that way. Remember the currency for God’s Kingdom is Faith. And also remember that faith without action is dead. So get started, and trust the process.
Here are some pointers on climbing the mountain you have chosen:
Over to you. What is your mountain? Start by sharing in the comments below