The Power of Purpose

The Power of Purpose

“The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” ~Mark Twain

Not all of us take the time to figure out an answer to the question, “Why am I here? What is my purpose?”

Those that do—the rare few—begin living their purpose everywhere they go, because that is the power of purpose: it can be demonstrated in action (and intention) in all places, at all times; it is not relegated to some places, at some times.

People who know their purpose become focused, intentional, determined.

They don’t give up at the first signs of difficulty.

They take a long-term approach to short-term decisions.

They know what they want, and more importantly, why what they want is important to them.

They want a degree: is it to prove they’re good enough to someone else? Or to themselves? Is it to check off a “to do” box because their employer expects it, or is it to actually learn and thereby expand their future opportunities?

They want a bigger house or cottage: to flaunt their financial success to their friends? To “keep up with the Joneses? Or to provide a playground or breathing room for a growing family? Or maybe it’s about long-term investments.

There are a lot of different reasons we do what we do. Understanding the real reason behind our choices, the true “whys” behind the “whats,” provides a calm clarity to our choices, choices we won’t allow others to infect with their lack of understanding.

Knowing your “whys” will make you “wise.”

It’ll also make your life a lot easier, and most certainly more joyful.


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Cynthia Barlow

Founder Cynthia Barlow

Facilitator, Author, Coach

Helping businesses build their people

If your people have the skills to communicate more effectively, they can connect more authentically and thus collaborate more productively. Not only on the job, but also in life.

Communication, Connection, and Collaboration—the three “C’s”—are the cornerstones of all successful businesses.

Experiential learning through interactive workshops and coaching combines these three essential components with real-world application. By heightening self-awareness, enhancing emotional intelligence (EQ), and reinforcing accountability people become better communicators and self-managers.

I’ve been driving new kinds of conversations my entire career. Clear, confident, congruent conversations that generate change. The kind of conversations that create real collaboration. The kind that build your business—and your character.


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