Daily Quote and Reflection: On Self-Coaching and And Creating A purpose in Life

Daily Quote: “Man does not simply exist but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become the next moment. By the same token, every human being has the freedom to change at any instant.” Victor Frankl

When will the day come when the risk to stay stuck and unfulfilled are more painful  than creating a new you with a purpose for making a difference in life?

Reflection: Want to re-strategize your life’s purpose and future direction? Most of us are at a loss when it seems time to renew or create a new direction in life. The main reason we have difficulty in answering this critical question and getting stuck is our fear of the unknown; for example, what if I choose the wrong path and the consequences are terrible. Other questions can I afford to make a change, finding the courage to handle the risks and stopping our living on auto-pilot. What is required is a “structure” for creating our purpose and a “process” for motivating and committing to our new purpose and then sustaining constructive actions
to follow it.

This is what the “structure with process” self-coaching framework provides. You will learn to understand and use proven self-discovery tools and techniques to find your passion and craft your future pathway to your dreams. A mastery in self-coaching support and focuses thinking, attention and positive action by becoming more self-aware about your true strengths and skills, values, personality preferences, wants and needs skills, and even your fears and internal and external barriers to choice and self-direction. Power questions are a bnasis for starting the self-coaching process—Do you truly know who you are what you want in life. The answer will provide the “why” in life and Victor Frankl once said: “Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’…Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible…“By declaring that man is responsible and must actualize the potential meaning of his life, I wish to stress that the true meaning of life is to be discovered in the world rather than within man or his own psyche, as though it were a closed system. I have termed this constitutive characteristic “the self-transcendence of human existence.” It denotes the fact that being human always points, and is directed, to something or someone, other than oneself–be it a meaning to fulfill or another human being to encounter. The more one forgets himself–by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love–the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself.What is called self-actualization is not an attainable aim at all, for the simple reason that the more one would strive for it, the more he would miss it. In other words, self-actualization is possible only as a side-effect of self-transcendence.”    Viktor E. FranklMan’s Search for Meaning

 

Daily Quote and Reflection: Are you getting your music out into the world?

Daily Quote: “Many people die with their music still in them”. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Reflection: Many of us get stuck or die with our music in us because we just go through life one-step and and one day at a time. If we had a clear purpose in life it’s importance would come into clearer focus. Purpose is the value we want to center our life around which provides meaning and direction to our daily living. —to make a positive difference in the lives of people I encounter.  

  • What is your purpose in life?
  • What values do you honor and want to express in your daily life?
  • In what ways do you experience these values in your daily life?
  • If you don’t experience them—How can you set out a path to experience them in your daily living?

  

When we have a purpose it usually results in becoming more: 

1. More authentic—don’t need to pretend about who are and what we are about in life

2. Clarity about ourselves and set priorities and remove clutter from living

3. Focus on what matters most in life.

4. Deliberate organization of life around your purpose

 5. Energy and direction on a meaningful path for living and not just meandering aimlessly through life.

Purpose-Center Leadership: Exercise #1 Purpose and Vision Quest

Your Personal Purpose and Vision Quest

 

 

ExerciseAnswer the following questions to create a personal life quest or vision.

 

 

 

  • Imagine achieving a result in your life that you deeply desire.  This purpose provided meaning and fired your passion for living.  Describe it.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Suppose you had a vision of greatness and fulfillment for yourself.  What would it be?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • How do you want to be remembered by your family, friends, work associates and community?

 

 

 

 

 

  • What are your strengths for achieving and making a difference in life?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Write below your personal quest or vision. Now your life has a unique purpose – you might want to carry this purpose statement in your wallet to help keep your life on this path.