Six Words to Discover Your Leadership Purpose

Are you on track with living your passionate purpose? 
Are you a leader in that you inspire those around you? 
Are you moving in a clear direction? 
Would you like to take more intentional action in all you do? 

Here is a short, easy process to help you discover and/or clarify your purpose. It will help you to better identify and value your unique contribution to humanity. In just about 10 minutes, you can create your own focused purpose statement to help inspire you. Anytime you need some clarity and direction, do this simple exercise: 

To begin, get out a pen and take a minute to brainstorm all of your best qualities. Make a list. Now, pick just three of those qualities which you believe are your three top qualities. List those three qualities and condense each quality into one word. For example, your quality words could be words like positivity, empathy, enthusiasm, and generosity. 

Now, after you have chosen your three quality words, write down three ways you enjoy expressing those qualities with others, using one action word for each of the three ways. For example, some of the action words or verbs you might use for ways of expressing might be words like inspiring, empowering, nurturing, etc. 

The final step is to plug in your 6 words you have identified into the following purpose statement: 

My purpose is to express my ____(quality 1)_______, ___(quality 2)___________, and
to __(action 1)________, __(action 2)_________, and___ (action 3)______ (with) others. 

As an example, my current purpose statement today is: 

My purpose is to express my inspiration, interest, and initiative to
engage, inspire, and empower others. 

Your purpose statement is a work in progress which can shift and change with your evolving direction. In this way,you don't worry about getting it perfect the first time you try this activity. 

I recommend you write out your purpose statement clearly and post it somewhere easily visible where you can read it often. It will affirm your value and your uniqueness. It will give you energy and vision to live your passionate purpose each day, inspiring others as you do. 

Remember, too, even though you're on a big mission, you can have fun and enjoy the process! 

Sally Mabelle, ‘The Voice of Leadership’ Specialist.  -  Inspiring clear, confident, and connected communication for personal and cultural transformation.