purposeNo man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
– Dennis Waitley

 

Purpose shapes everything. Purpose changes everything.

Without purpose we are barely functioning, barely awake to the possibility of our potential as human beings and to the difference we can make to our world.

For me, purpose is a galvanising force in conscious leadership.

It’s the directions we follow on our unique map, the destination we’re heading to, the quality we bring to the way we travel, the energy that gets us back underway when we’re flagging, and keeps us keeping on. The torch that lights our way.

Our connection with that higher purpose also connects us with the one-ness of the universe and our fellow souls – all parts of the one – with whom we travel.

I have noticed that holding this quality more consciously in day to day work with teams and groups helps me stay out of quick fix solutions to get the job done because time is ticking and there’s a possibility of the agenda being compromised. It helps move the conversation from the mundane to something more inspiring and, on occasion, magical.

It has particularly supported in working with teams to discover and define their own purpose. Often, for teams, this is challenging work yet holding the quality of purpose has, I believe, helped me articulate its value, meaning and role in team life in a way which has allowed them to connect at a deeper level, beyond their functional role/task, to embrace the work with passion and to emerge with an expression of purpose that they are committed to sharing.

Trudy Worth