Book Excerpt: How Visionaries Live Out Purpose
The following is an excerpt from Path Of The Freelancer: An Actionable Guide To Flourishing In Freelancing about purpose and how it affects visionaries.
The passion from purpose can launch us forward quickly.Visionaries don't lack in purpose and they tend to launch multiple ideas and projects. Unfortunately, without considering the larger picture, visionaries tend to launch so many projects they are not able to finish any of them. In other cases, they launch the idea and after it gets stale and the passion fades, so does the project. They abandon it and move on to the next idea, not finishing what they started.
I believe in embracing the life of Jesus Christ. The life he gave and the life he lived. This is my purpose, my why, and my core belief.
For Noodlehead Marketing, our purpose was to be an example of excellence and accountability.
Here are some other purpose statements.
I believe in living each day as if it is my last.
We believe communications should be intentional.
We believe we are stewards of our resources.
We believe in meeting people where they are.
Starting our stated purpose with an I believe statement was inspired by thought leader, Simon Sinek. Having a belief statement implies our belief is based on a truth, and it allows us to ask ourselves what truth our belief is based on. It allows our beliefs to be tested.
This is purpose.