What Matters Most to You?

If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you know that we write about What Matters Most a lot. In fact, it’s a foundational principle of the SOS Leadership business model. We strive to empower and equip leaders to make a difference with a focus on what matters most to them. But the question is:

Do you know what matters most to you?

I mean, do you really know? In your gut? In your mind? And most importantly, in your heart?

Goethe’s powerful quote reminds us that we absolutely need clarity about what matters most because life is too short to have things that matter least prioritized above what’s most important to us.

Genuine leadership is most alive when there is clarity of purpose. It would be nice if we could just open a fortune cookie and find our life’s purpose spelled out for us, but it’s not that simple. It takes time and deep personal reflection to uncover what we’re called to do with our lives.

In Retreat to Success: Living Your Life on Purpose, we outline four steps to discovering your life’s purpose:
1) Look at your talents and abilities. What gifts have you been given? You have been given those gifts for a reason. They are key to living out your purpose.

2) Look back on your life stories. Everything that has happened in your life up until now has been training camp for what’s next.

3) Find a good coach and/or mentor. Often you need someone to provide you with accountability and direction. The right coach can do just that. The right coach will help you realize your purpose.
4) Find quiet time to reflect. The busyness of life gets in the way of finding your purpose. If you can find quiet, you can find your purpose. 

Perhaps now is the time to invest the time and energy in discovering what matters most to you. Block off some quiet time in the days to come and take the next step. You’ll be glad you did.

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