Still based on Robin Sharma’s book: “The Monk who sold his Ferrari”, now that we have explored timeless virtue number one: Master your mind, it is time for timeless virtue number two: Follow your purpose.
Thankfully coaching is not a set of random, unconnected principles and virtues so this of course ties in nicely to all the self discovery we have done on this blog about ” Leaving a legacy” and finding our personal life mission.
AS he says:” The purpose of life, is a life of purpose.” Simple and true.
He adds: “Lasting happiness comes from steadily working to accomplish your goals and advancing confidently in the direction of your life’s purpose”. I am less versed in all things Eastern but he bases this quotation on the ancient principle of dharma which says that everyone of us has a heroic mission while we walk this earth. That we have all been granted a unique set of gifts and talents that will allow us to realize this lifework. The key is to discover them, and in doing so, discover the main objective of your life.
So how do we do that once we have discovered it ?(see previous blogs if joining me now!). By setting goals. Indeed, my favourite occupation! The difference between a dream and a goal is a date. Deciding what we want, what we need to do and when we are going to do it.
I couldn’t agree more when he says: “People spend their whole lives dreaming of becoming happier, living with more vitality and having an abundance of passion. Yet they do not see the importance of taking even 10 minutes a month to write out their goals and to think deeply about the meaning of their lives, their Dharma. Goal setting will make your life magnificent.
My previous blogs are full of the importance of goals so I will limit myself here to presenting you Robin Sharma’s 5 step method:
– Create a clear mental image of the outcome you desire (magic of the lake)
– Create positive pressure to inspire you (master your thoughts)
– Attach a timeline to your goal and commit it to paper (wrte it down to make it happen. He introduces the concept of a dream book)
– Magic Rule of 21: commit for 21 days. In 21 days you create a new neural pathway and he emphasises the tremendous power in ritual.
– Enjoy the process
The journey of a 1000 miles starts with a single step, so what is holding you back?
Arctiles like this are an example of quick, helpful answers.