Had a fascinating text message conversation with one of my favorite people and friend. She identifies on her LinkedIn profile as a ‘Destiny Activator’. This means she is very adept helping people discover their true calling in life or more specifically their ‘Why’.
She was working on a keynote speech for a large conference and decided to include a little about me in her speech. She was the first person I mentioned the concept ‘Walk into the Future’ to and she wanted to gauge my progress on the project.
She asked me the following questions:
- What is your why? The purpose why you show up every day for what you do
- How does your purpose keep you going during the difficult seasons?
It took me a little time to fully understand her questions and then formulate a response she could use in her keynote address.
My ‘why’ is to impact people in a positive way to leave them better than when I found them. This includes normal conversations, consulting sessions, mentoring opportunities or just when they have questions or concerns. Making a positive difference has always been my mantra and now I can say this is my purpose why I show up every day for what I do.
I review who I have helped in the past and see them giving back to someone else. This is how my purpose keeps me moving forward during the difficult seasons. I view people I have helped as ‘roots or branches’ to my tree of life.
Don’t think I would have formulated this concept without my friend asking me these pointed questions. I am happy she asked me, and very excited she wanted to highlight me during her keynote address. Looks like my ‘why’ is still going strong!
What is your why? How does your purpose keep you going during the difficult seasons?