Finding your purpose helps with focus and avoiding shiny objects


In this day of Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Netflix, Slack, self-driving cars and a million other things right at our fingertips it's safe to say that distraction is an issue.

And perhaps even for impactful than day to day distractions are the distractions that pull us from our bigger goals. Should I do this project or take that job or support that cause? All seem like good ideas in some way but who is to say which is the "right one."

The unexpected part of the focus that I see after finding one's purpose isn't the "I'm going to do this one big thing and I always think about it" sort of focus. It's the focus that comes from countless gentle nudges and baby steps in a particular direction.

You know who you are and what you are about and with that information you are just more likely to take actions, have conversations and build systems that are aligned with that purpose.

The experience isn't you always know exactly what you are doing and where you are going or how to get there, but that over time you can see that you have been moving in a particular direction and you are further along than you realized.

The interesting part is that the progress comes not just from taking action but also from knowing when not to take action or chase shiny objects. That's far easier to do and more likely to happen when you are clear on who you are.

That's the fifth unexpected benefit of knowing your purpose. If you want to see the other 9, go here.

If you want to clarify your purpose and start increasing your focus today, go here

Have a great day,


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