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Why Should You Pursue You Purpose?

I saw this video on Facebook and I thought it was such a great follow up to my post “Leadership, Where Do I Start?”

Before you watch the video (If you have not already seen it) let me ask you a few very important questions… Are you passionate about anything in your life?  Have you figured out what your purpose is? Why should you pursue your purpose? With those questions in mind, Take the next 6 minutes (roughly) and watch this video.

Josiah Mizukami: Need Some Motivation? Video

If that video struck a chord in you the same way it did me, then we can take the next step.
To answer the question “why should you pursue your purpose?”, you have to first recognize that you HAVE a purpose! To recognize that you have a purpose is to also recognize that you were MADE for a purpose.  This leads us to recognize further that if we were made, then there must be a MAKER.  That maker is the God who created the heavens and the Earth!  That Maker, God himself, Yahweh, The Great I AM created you, knows you, loves you, and wants to do great things through you!
If you have questions about this, I’d be happy to talk with you more, just send me an e-mail or comment below.
The God of the universe loves you like no other!  He also loves the people in your sphere of influence!  Only you can reach those individuals.  Only you can show them hope for a better tomorrow.  How better to do that than to live your own life in a relentless pursuit of the passions that He placed within you?  If you don’t, who will?
Just look around you. Look at all the friends and family and coworkers you see living their lives in the doldrums, busy, living paycheck-to-paycheck, just getting by, in debt up their eyeballs.  Maybe that’s you today.  Maybe it’s time for you to step up and lead.  Maybe you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired.  You can and you should make a decision TODAY to change. To take charge. To start living intentionally for excellence!   Congratulations!  Today is a new day!  CARPE DIEM!  Seize the day!  Because others are counting on you!  That’s why you should pursue your purpose!  Now go out and DO IT!
Philip Brittain
Philip@life-leadershift.com

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Uncommon Results Only Follow Uncommon Work

Our world is full of examples of people in our lifetime and throughout history who chose to be uncommon long enough to see uncommon results!  Whether in business or family or personal growth you can achieve the success if you learn one simple (notice I did not say “easy”) principle. Maybe you are struggling to see the results that you think you deserve already. Maybe you’ve been kicked off the proverbial horse and beaten down to the point that you have trouble even believing that success, however you define it, is even possible.  Maybe you’re the person who has been near the top in your profession but can never seem to break through that glass ceiling. perhaps you have tried to hit certain goals or win a sales or production contest but just can’t seem to get it done.  If you can relate to what I’m saying, I’m talking to YOU!

Talent is over-rated!  You may have most of the talent in your group or team but perhaps there is someone who has less talent than you stealing your spotlight, right?   Why is that happening? Why does it continue to happen? Because that person has hunger. I’m not referring to a hunger for food.  I’m referring to hunger as a dream, a reason why or a desire that fuels an uncommon work ethic.  A hungry person will have far more success than a talented person who is not hungry.  Hunger beats talent every time!

If you want success in any area, you must be willing to do the work.  Let me say that in a different way. In order to achieve uncommon success you must be willing to be uncommon. The common person will not work hard enough for long enough to achieve the success that you will achieve if you are willing to put in the work and preparation.

In addition  to the work ethic  there is one other principle that must be mentioned.  I think we have al heard the term ” there is no I in team.” but have you also heard the acronym for team?  TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More!   If you are running for a goal all by yourself or you think you alone can “carry” your team (even if your results usually do), you can truly achieve more if you start working as a team.  Everyone does more when you are working truly as a unit.  A word of caution: don’t be a prima donna!  Don’t try to be “the guy” or gal.  even if you are, if you give the credit away at every opportunity you will find yourself surrounded by friends and team mates working harder for the team goal and achieving far more than you could ever achieve on your own!

I love this clip from the movie miracle in which Herb Brooks, coaching the 1980 USA Olympic hockey team teaches these principles in a very powerful way.  Take a moment to watch this clip (about 7 minutes long)  and then answer a couple of questions afterward.

Do you know who you’re playing for?

Are you playing for the name on the back of your jersey or the name on the front of your jersey?

Ae you wearing the right jersey?

Do you have a good coach who will push you and challenge you to do your absolute best?

Are you doing the same things the rest of your team is doing? Are you a “common” team member?

If you are the coach or leader of an organization are you pushing and challenging your team toward uncommon work?

 

You CAN become uncommon. I love LIFE-Leadership because it is the best program to take an uncommon person and make a winner out them!  Better information applied will bring better results!

Sincerely,

Philip Brittain

 

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