1. Find out your leadership purpose by asking questions. To understand your purpose, you need to ask questions. The biggest question you need to ask is that of self-interrogation with many whys! Why did you acquire your skills or education? Was it to earn a living or to solve problems for other people? Why did you choose to stay in your present city? Why are you not doing something different from what you currently do?
  2. Listen to your heart or inner self and be clear about what makes you happy. For some leaders, their purpose first appears as their burden, passion or innermost desire of what they intend to achieve. It is that subject that drives them crazy each time it surfaces, and they always want to add their voice to its discussion. Leaders can discover their purpose through scrutiny of their hearts and finding that important thing, person, place or issue that excites or creates happiness in them.
  3. Do the things you are crazy about or your pain points. For some individuals, they discover purpose by doing what they truly love and are crazy about. For others, their discovery of purpose was facilitated by their painful experiences or losses which opened their eyes to a world of new realities. Leaders should not be in a hurry to castigate incidents or events that bears disadvantageous consequences from the face value because they do not want stress.
  4. Identify who will benefit or impacted by the things you do. When a leader begins to discover the purpose of what their true essence is, they must go the next step to find out those who will benefit or be impacted from their actions. One element of purpose is that it is locational and directional. It serves both a place and specific individuals. The job of the leader is to first identify the individuals, meet them and make the purpose a meaningful part of their lives.

 

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