How do you wake up each morning?
Do wake up ready to face the challenges and excited to make an impact or do you meet the morning with a sense of drudgery and despair? Do you have a vision for your life? Do you know where you are going in life? Do you see yourself as limited by your potential or limitless by your opportunities? Are you ready to unleash your leadership and change your life? If you wake up full of energy everyday focused and ready to live abundantly you probably have identified, and are living your life’s purpose and have a vision for your life.
What is Purpose?
Purpose expresses most deeply, what makes you a unique individual. Your purpose defines who you are, how you live your life and how you lead. Your purpose provides you with inner strength and drive to live and lead each day. It equips you with what you need to face the challenges of the day and of life. Your purpose provides context and meaning to your life. Your life and your leadership are driven by one thing…your purpose in life.
My purpose is the true essence of who I am as a person and how I lead as a leader.
My purpose drives me, influences me and shapes my actions and reactions to life. My purpose is not my career or something I do. It is who I am at the center of my core being. My purpose defines my character, my leadership and me. Leadership is not what I do it is who I am. There is no escaping who I am. My leadership is the embodiment of my heart, mind, body and soul. It is an amalgamation of my life’s purpose, my values, my ethics, my core beliefs, my life philosophy and my worldview.
What is a Life Vision?
Life and leadership begins with a clear picture for your life and a vision to fulfill your purpose. Everyone needs a vision in order to know where they are going and how they plan to get there. Vision provides the inspiration and is the starting point for accomplishing your purpose. Vision provides direction for your life. Be bold in defining your life’s vision. What do you see yourself doing or becoming over the next 3, 5, 15, 30 years? How do you plan to get there? Do you see yourself as a victor or a victim? How does your vision fulfill your purpose? Your vision for your life will either hold you back or unleash your potential. A clear vision reduces the uncertainty and ambiguity that you will face in life and provides direction, order and purpose to your life. A clear and bold vision also creates action. It is the impetus for your to achieve your purpose and life’s goals. Without a vision, you are driving blind in life. Worse yet, without a vision, you’ll waste valuable time and energy trying to achieve your purpose. Why? Because everything you end up doing will be an experiment versus intentional.
Defining your Personal Vision/Mission Statement
Your personal vision statement is a strategic or “big picture” view of your life. The first person you need to inspire is yourself. A personal vision statement is a vision of who you want to become. It is about moving from the “as-is” to the “to-be”. It is a critical look at what you want to become, what you want to accomplish, and what kind of future life you desire. Your personal vision should excite and inspire you to act on your vision through your mission statement. Your personal mission statement is what you plan to do to achieve your vision. Writing your mission statement begins by focusing on your values, your life philosophy, your purpose, talents, skills and your guiding principles.
Unleash your potential!!
Now is the time to reinvent yourself and develop a new plan of action. Now is the time to create new actions and practices that are focused on growth and development in your personal and professional life. Now is the time to unleash your leadership potential and ignite your passion to lead! F(X) leadership is a proactive to life by creating the effects and outcomes not by reacting to life. F(X) leadership means understanding you purpose, envisioning your future, defining your goals, and then developing an action plan to creating the effects and outcomes in life. F(X) leadership begins by translating your purpose and vision into a personal mission statement and implemented by well-defined life and leadership goals.