“Your mission is your priority. Unless you know your mission and have aligned your life to it, your core will feel empty. ”   ~David Deida

The World Needs You and Your Purpose

It's 7am.
He's here.
His mom is here.

His principal, his assistant principal and his 8 teachers are all gathered around the table. To talk about him. To talk WITH him. There are 3 weeks left to go in the school year and he might not pass 10th grade. It's serious. Obviously.

They make a plan. They work together. He is going to have to work hard to make up for the last few months--but he can do it--the plan is possible.

This could very well have been the best day of his life.

Have you ever felt this loved? This paid attention to? Felt like you mattered so much that 10 people with plenty of other really important things to do--show up at 7am on a Thursday morning?

As my sister told me this story about my nephew, I was blown away at these teachers, these school administrators who are living their purpose--making a difference with their lives.

This....THIS...is what the world needs. Those amazing humans in that room are an example for each of us.

I have no idea what motivates them--what gets them out of bed. They do. They have no doubt about what they are about.

Do you? What gets you out of bed? Really?

I've been asking my clients lately to spend time on their purpose. Thinking about it. Considering it. Dreaming about it.

Take a blank piece of paper and write the first 20 life purpose statements that you can think of. No judgement. Just write. Let them come out. When you are done, take a look. What themes do you see? What are you doing on this earth?

Keep doing that thing that you do. Do it more. The world needs you! Someone I love might just need you.



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Start Close In by David Whyte

Start close in,
don't take the second step
or the third,
start with the first
close in,
the step
you don't want to take.

Start with
the ground
you know,
the pale ground
beneath your feet,
your own
way of starting
the conversation.

Start with your own
give up on other
people's questions,
don't let them
smother something

To find
another's voice,
your own voice
, wait until
that voice
becomes a
private ear
to another.

Start right now
take a small step
you can call your own
don't follow
someone else's
heroics, be humble
and focused,
start close in,
don't mistake
that other
for your own.

Start close in,
don't take
the second step
or the third,
start with the first
close in,
the step
you don't want to take.

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