living on purpose

I attended the Professional Speakers Association meeting the other night and one the keynote speakers gave a presentation on purpose.  His theme was that we should live our lives on purpose not on accident.  He said the way to find your purpose is to align your true core values with your true insecurities.  Once you truly understand what they are you can begin to live your life in accords with your purpose. 

His presentation got me to thinking about my own purpose.  Yesterday I spent the morning really questioning my core values.  By doing that I came to understand that my core values are driven from my insecurities about myself.  The traditional rationale goes something like this:  if I be more of my core values, my insecurities won’t have room to show. 

But actually it’s my insecurities that drive who I aspire to be.  And by asking myself some tough questions as to why my insecurities are what they are, I was able to discover my purpose.

Animals are fantastic.  We can learn a lot from them about life.  When it comes to living on purpose the lion and gazelle story is a perfect example.  The story goes like this:

Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up knowing that it must outrun the slowest gazelle or starve to death.  Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up knowing that it must outrun the fastest lion or be killed.  You see it doesn’t matter whether you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you had better be running!

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Tisha
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Hi Clay,

Hope you’re well and had a good V Day yesterday:)

Took me a long while to discover my purpose in life and it will surely develop with time. It is driven by a near-death experience which gave me the perspective that in the short time I’ll be on the planet I must make this count, make it meaningful by encouraging harmony, justice and compassion – too BIG a mission for one person but I believe we all can contribute at our level and am glad that you Clay are a partner in this mission!

Dave Hyner
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Clay – you are a star mate !

Rarely has someone grapsed the process of understanding purpose as quickly as you have.

DAVID HYNER – PURPOSE

My purpose is to inspire myself and others by sharing and living my message. To be an outstanding role model to my son and a best friend to my family. To seek adventure, happiness, fun and love in everything I do,
and to serve others as best I can.

Dave Hyner
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Purpose By David Hyner An illusive animal is the purpose. For when you think you have it within your sight, it evolves and changes into something new, something bolder, something more precious, more coveted, more desired than before. Most people are not aware that the purpose even exists. They can go through life not even knowing what one is and yet they are all around us, every moment of every day. If you know how to look for them, they can be easy to spot. Hidden under a vale of values and insecurities that are too frequently challenged and left… Read more »
Bryan Baker
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I love the story at the end of this post…my cross-country coach told this story once…inspiring.

Good blogs.

Jovanni Vennemann
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One’s first step in wisdom is to kuesteon everything – and one’s last is to come to terms with everything.

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