Great leadership is about identifying beliefs and choosing the reality that work best for us.
Which belief do you choose? What is your reason, your purpose, your sense in life?
Knowing your purpose in life is as important as knowing your values. As important as knowing who your friends are… As important as knowing what makes you happy.
Last week I was talking to a friend on the phone when I saw this sticker sticking on a pillar.
“I’m here for a reason.” In little letters: “adidas”
Talking about purpose is nothing new in the history of the human being. Let me tell you a few examples.
Ancient Greek philosophers were already talking about where we are coming from and where we are going, and what is our intrinsic motivation. Aristoteles said that excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
The psychological school of constructivism, gives an understanding of how we create our own reality in the act of knowing. Jean Piaget, the creator of genetic epistemology, says “behavior is the motor of evolution”. And behavior is triggered by purpose. So again, the purpose, the intention, our behavior is our motor.
Even in the most brutal experiences, finding a sense in life works as a reason to continue living. Victor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrists as well as a Holocaust survivor. His best-selling book is called „Man’s Search for Meaning”. It is about the importance of finding meaning in life.
Today, pop stars in the world of leadership like Simon Sinek also talks about the importance of knowing the purpose… starting with “why”.
Talking about belief sells. In this era of digital revolution, fast changing companies and flash communication, if you are talking about one of the most important ingredients for the human evolution, for retaining happiness, you get everyone’s attention, because life is about finding a purpose.
So, do you know your purpose in life? What are you waiting for to find out?
Great leadership is about identifying beliefs and choosing the reality that work best for us. Great leadership starts from our core, our heart, our level of awareness of how we are thinking, feeling and acting. With elevated awareness, we can radiate and spread higher levels of energy to achieve our goals.
I call my practice Lead You Up, because we can lead ourselves, choosing what reality works best for us. Empowering ourselves in this way, we can make the changes of our lifes!
Lead You Up!