#1465 Your Purpose: Clarified

Principle #2: Be Clear Why You’re Here

In our last +1, we talked about Jack Canfield’s Success Principles.

Pop quiz…

Do you recall his #1 Principle for Success?


It was also Stephen Covey’s #1 Habit…


We must be proactive as we take 100% responsibility for our lives.

As you may recall, we talked about Canfield’s little equation E + R = O.

The EVENT happens. Perfect. It is what it is.

It’s your RESPONSE to that event that determines the OUTCOME.

Today we’re going to talk about Principle #2: Be Clear on Why You’re Here.

Canfield tells us: “You see, without a purpose in life, it’s easy to get sidetracked on your life’s journey. It’s easy to wander and drift, accomplishing little. But with a purpose, everything in life seems to fall into place. To be ‘on purpose’ means you’re doing what you love to do, doing what you’re good at and accomplishing what’s important to you. When you truly are on purpose, the people, resources, and opportunities you need naturally gravitate toward you. The world benefits, too, because when you act in alignment with your true life purpose, all of your actions automatically serve others.”


We talk about PURPOSE a lot as well.

A quick Heroic app search for “purpose” shows over 100 +1s, 298 Notes, AND Purpose 101 + Purpose 102—featuring 25 of the most powerful journaling exercises I’ve ever done.

Some of my favorite Notes include Noble Purpose and The Path to Purpose by William Damon, The Four Purposes of Life by Dan Millman, The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope, and Mastery by Robert Greene.

Today we’re going to talk about a GREAT little exercise Canfield shares with us to help us discover our purpose.

Here it is along with the example of my responses I shared when I created this Note around a DECADE ago…

1. List two of your unique personal qualities.
(My example: enthusiasm and optimism.)

2. List one or two ways you enjoy expressing those qualities when interacting with others.
(My example: to inspire and empower.)

3. Assume the world is perfect right now. What does this world look like? How is everyone interacting with everyone else? What does it feel like? Write your answer as a statement, in the present tense, describing the ultimate condition, the perfect world as you see it and feel it. Remember, a perfect world is a fun place to be.
(My example: Everyone is joyfully living their greatest lives, celebrating every moment as they give their greatest gifts in greatest service to the world.)

4. Combine the three prior subdivisions of this paragraph into a single statement.
(My example: My purpose is to use my enthusiasm and optimism to inspire and empower others to joyfully live their greatest lives, celebrating every moment as they give their greatest gifts in greatest service to the world.)

How about YOU?

If you feel so inspired, have fun taking a minute or three getting a little more clarity on YOUR purpose.

Combine a Heroic mindset with a clear, Heroic purpose and…

We’re on track to achieve true success, my friend.

Day 1. All in.


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