Monday, November 13, 2006

A Secret Step To Successs

"Reaching peak performance in business or life requires a mind that elevates you. But true success also requires a place to go. That's where purpose comes in. With purpose, you're able to maintain your peak performance for a long time." -- Zig Ziglar

Even goals are not enough. What can get us through those dry periods we will all face is an over riding purpose in our life

If you haven't yet considered your personally chosen life purpose, don't take this lightly. Maybe it is time to close your browser, grab a notebook and pen, or your pda, and take a walk.

There are bound to be trials and tribulations in your life, everyone has them. One of the greatest costs of these trials is when we let them stop us from continuing our pursuit of a goal. Once the trial is past we have to restart our life, and frequently take a different path than we were on. Starting over takes time and effort.

A powerful personal Purpose can overcome that tendency to lose the progress we have made.

Your purpose is a focal point on the horizon that you can use to guide your journey. Like goals, your purpose can change, but that should only happen when you have spent a great deal of time considering alternatives.

If your self chosen purpose is to put missionaries in the field, that is not likely to change. If your purpose is to travel around the world and teach; your meeting of a significant other and starting a family will probably re-order your priorities, your goals, and your purpose.

This is a personal choice, something that you know has the power to keep you walking when the night turns stormy.

Find a driving purpose and cherish it. If you will not relinquish it to despair it will help guide you to your journeys end.

Your well defined purpose can make the difference between a normal life spent in quiet despair, and a quality life well spent.


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