It is only human to wonder why we're here and what we're living for. Some people, in the process of trying to answer these questions, embark on a quest to discover their true identity and the meaning of life. For some, this causes mental chaos and doubt. A leader's ability to guide and inspire others is directly tied to his or her own clarity of purpose. This article draws on numerous sources to help you figure out what you're here for as a human being and a leader.
Through introspection, you can learn what you were here on Earth to do. Dr. Brené Brown, a professor at the University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work, says that introspection is essential to finding one's life's calling. "We have to be willing to look at ourselves honestly and without judgement if we're going to discover our mission," she says. This necessitates a readiness to inquire into one's own virtues and vices, ideals, and interests. (Brown, 2018)
Connecting with your inner self is another route to finding your life's meaning. One of the most important things you can do is be honest with yourself, says Dr. Wayne Dyer, a motivational speaker and author. (Dyer, 2011) Finding your niche involves developing your skills and utilising them for the benefit of others.
Knowing why you're leading is essential for influencing those you're responsible for. "A leader's mission is to serve others, not to be served," says Dr. John C. Maxwell, a leadership specialist. Maxwell, 2007 As a result, it is crucial for a leader to take into account the requirements of the people they oversee and to employ their skills accordingly.
It's crucial to do both introspective work and connect with one's inner self, but it's also vital to go outside for advice. The best way to uncover your purpose is to surround yourself with people who are living their purpose and who will help guide you, says Dr. Mark Manson, bestselling author and blogger. according to (Manson, 2016) If you want to succeed, you need to find people who have been where you want to go and can help you along the way.
In conclusion, the path to finding your human and leadership potential involves introspection, inward connection, and openness to the counsel of others. Experts like Brené Brown, Wayne Dyer, John C. Maxwell, and Mark Manson can help you find your true purpose in life and learn how to put your unique set of skills to work for the greater good. Remember that you have a special mission to fulfil, and that getting there will take time and effort.
To cite this author: Brown, B. (2018). TED Talks: Reflection and Its Power to Change Your Life. For further information, see https://www.ted.com/talks/brene brown the power of vulnerability.
Dyer, W. (2011). Having a Conversation With Your True Self. Oprah.com. Originally posted at https://www.oprah.com/inspiration/connecting-with-your-inner-self and now available here
This is Maxwell, J. (2007). What a Leader Is Supposed to Do. Organization for Strategic Leadership named after John C. Maxwell. The Function of a Leader, John C. Maxwell, Retrieved from https://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/
M. Manson (2016). Learning What You're Here to Do John Manson, aka Mark. This article was retrieved from https://markmanson.net/discovering-your-purpose/.