The World Needs You and Your Purpose

Posted Friday, June 12, 2015

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?

This is a true story. 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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