Posts Tagged ‘purpose’

Thinking inside the box: Create your purpose

July 20, 2009

Purpose: the one thing you cannot have while being controlled. You cannot create your own purpose and then be guided by that purpose through every action every day – while also serving someone else’s purpose – it cannot be done.

Purpose: one of Nathaniel Branden’s Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. One of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. One of the most important questions of your life.

When you step out of the box, they will hear you immediately. They will hear what your purpose is as you use it to guide you throughout the day. But it won’t matter: you will go back to the box every day, and remind yourself of your purpose again. You can plan your actions based on the purpose, and still do them, at least some of them, according to the plan.

Purpose: a reason behind everything you do. As a slave, when you are being controlled, everything looks random and incomprehensible from your point of view.

You can’t understand who is trying to accomplish what. You don’t know the overall strategy. You can’t answer the question, ‘Why are we doing this?’

Inside the box, you can ask ‘why?’ again and again, and answer it yourself.

At the end of the day, you come back and review what goals you achieved that day. Every day, inside the box, you realign yourself with your purpose.