Help! What is the Purpose of My Life?

photo-1414604582943-2fd913b3cb17editOn Wednesday we talked about simple goal-setting. But how do you know what goals to set?
Your goals are driven by your personal vision.
Many people spend a great amount of time and effort on business and corporate visions, but don’t ever develop a personal vision.
I believe God created each of us for a specific purpose. He created us with the passions, skills, and abilities to fulfill that purpose. Looking deep within and discovering how you were made is key to developing a simple personal vision.
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A personal vision is what you desire your life to look like, and the impact you would like to have.
In July of 2014, after reading the book ‘20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course For Mastering Your Life Right Now‘ by Robert D. Smith, I sat down and wrote out the following personal vision;


I want to rest in the love of my Heavenly Father, trusting Him completely to guide me, care for me and meet my needs. I want to live zealously, engaging with all the life experiences that God leads me through.  
I want to passionately love those around me, beginning with Victoria and the girls, and extending that to people that God brings into my life.  
I want to help people find their God-given destiny and shape it into their career.  Particularly those who are making a fresh start after significant life events; loss of job, business failure, bankruptcy, divorce, death of a loved one, move, etc.  
I want to help small business owners.  I know their struggles, understand their dreams, and know the incredible opportunity that they have to live their destiny.  They have the opportunity to make a difference in our communities.  I want to help them realize that potential and impact.  
I would love to do this through speaking, coaching/mentoring, writing, and pod-casting. To do this as a career would be my dream.  I would love to develop a farm, business incubator, online community, or other businesses that facilitate the opportunity to help people fulfill their dreams.

Over the last 7 months, I have seen these things start to become a reality.  I am getting ready to take one more step with the launch of the Small Business Revival Podcast.
Now that you know my personal vision, I have a question to ask. What is your personal vision?
Here are 9 questions to help you discover your personal vision:

  1. What is most important to you?
  2. What are your hobbies and passions?
  3. What work or activity gives you energy rather than drains your energy?
  4. How would you like to be remembered after you’re gone?
  5. What do people come to you for help with?
  6. What relationships are most important to you?
  7. What skills and experience do you have?
  8. What kind of lifestyle do you want?
  9. What is your personality type?

Take some time out of your busy day to sit in quiet and write out your personal vision. When you do, you’ll find greater clarity and purpose for your life. More than you ever imagined.
I know you will do great things.
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  • Brian