Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. Albert Einstein
Are you clear about your purpose? Are you clear about what you genuinely want to do or represent as a leader? Are you clear about your strengths? In this article, we will review the steps you need to take to create a leadership purpose statement.
This is the third article in a series to help emerging leaders become more self-aware and resilient as changes occur in how we live and work globally.
Often, emerging leaders are clear about the vision and goals within the organizations they work for, but they are not clear about their own leadership purpose. Being clear about your purpose and having the courage to live in your purpose improves your quality of life and happiness because you are truly activating your gifts.
What is a purpose statement? Your personal leadership statement clarifies your true internal desires that are reflective of what you value in life (values) and what you aim to be (passions/purpose).
It is who you are.
It is not your job, experiences, education, and skills that you have gathered throughout your life.
So how can you identify your purpose? You can identify your purpose by gaining clarity on you values, strengths, passions, and past experiences. Take time to reflect and answer the following questions.