A friend said yesterday, ‘I keep wondering what is my life purpose?’ I felt he was in a beautiful space, as he is asking this question. In today’s busy world, how many corporate executives/leaders pause to ask such profound questions! It is good to stay in that space and allow things to manifest. The Universe will guide you to bliss, at your own pace, in a way that works for you… Afterall, it is the journey that matters…
Personally, I spent 21 years in the corporate world. Into the beginning of my second decade, a few thoughts occurred to me:
- who am I? (not the profound spiritual question)
- why am I here?
- what do I need to do?
- what is my #LifePurpose?
That set off a series of changes in my life that I brought me to what I am doing now… a coach & mentor. I would like to believe I am closer to my #LifePurpose.
A lot of friends in corporate/business space are too busy with hamster-wheel-like life! Very few are blessed to pause for perspective. Often it is too late…
Coachees who reach out to us are usually struggling (in a positive way) with this question. It is a good spate to be… to start with! Most likely I am off the hamster-wheel.
‘Success’ differs from person to person.
- What does success mean to you?
- Am I living by that definition?
- Is it a conscious choice?
- What is your favorite quote on success?
“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
― Albert Einstein (courtesy GoodReads
Based on my personal experience and interaction with leaders as part of coaching & mentoring, here is my personal take on it:
- Spirituality (Sadhana & Seva)
- Health & Wellness
- Wealth, Abundance
- Career, Learning
- Family, dog
- Professional Volunteering, Environment
- Hobby – writing, music, speaking/storytelling
- Travel (less for me, more for my wife)
Regal@60 is a coaching tool we actively use, as part of our leadership/business/executive coaching. It is about stopping to ask what I want to BE… from there, what I want to DO, aligned with my #LifePurpose
Living my life-purpose, I am closer to my self-actualized state (Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs). Philosophically, Nirvana or Samadi. Still better, as Master calls it,
Hands in Society, Head in Forest
What is your life purpose?