The question isn’t what if you fail……….
The question is, is the problem worth solving?
Last week the blog post was about why Elliott Homes exists, building a deeper understanding of what it means to be “Creating a Place Where Life Gets Better.”
Today, consider what needs to be created in your own life for it to become better.
We so often spend time looking outward. And though helping others can add depth of meaning to our life purpose, how about spending thirty minutes working to deepen our understanding of ourselves? What is it we truly want?
While considering this, remember that meaning is not happiness. Meaning is our significance, which leads to the feeling of fulfillment. Happiness in itself is a decision, not environmental.
At some point in our lives, we will look back to contemplate whether or not we made a difference. If we have, fulfillment enters our heart, and if we have not, we will instead be distracted by regret. As a company, it is our mission to improve you. Not in the way of skills, but instead your ability to influence positive change. We absolutely have aspirations as a team, but those go no where without individuals living their life’s purpose.
We are currently in a time, economically, when taking a risk is worth it. It’s a time when wealth is shifting, values are changing, and the solutions of yesterday might be the failures of today. Those scared of change will slip into the past and continually stay focused on what could have been. Today is the most opportune time to shine. So…….Do it, and don’t be scared to fail.
Here are six easy steps to help put you (or keep you) on track to achieve your personal life mission……
1. Spend some time each day reflecting about how you can make a difference. (Just 5 minutes.)
2. Make personal improvement (physical and mental) a daily habit. Not something we do only when we are stuck.
3. Treat problems like an opportunity, not an annoyance. Ask yourself, “What gift will I get from this experience?” The answer to this is who you will become.
4. Make getting out of bed not about waking up. Instead it’s about creating positive change.
5. See things first from the perspective of others before your own. This is a very hard habit to shake because we are wired to input our opinion. Navigating situations from the shoes of another is a very fulfilling feeling.
6. Most importantly, don’t do it alone. Verbalize your thoughts, and ask others to help you fly. You don’t need a coach or a professional to create some detailed life plan. Just make it a habit to ask others how you can serve them more effectively and grow.
Fear of failure stands in the way of many. Those many just haven’t understood that failure is their next opportunity. No matter what role you have or where you are in life, there is a VERY impactful thing you can do today to align your path with your life’s mission.
Live it and Embrace it.
The world needs you.