Each of us approach the idea of purpose from a different place in our life journey. Our ideas about purpose are shaped by our experiences, beliefs, culture and education. You may be asking “why does this matter?”. Well, what we believe about purpose can frustrate our efforts as we try discover our purpose. Your beliefs about purpose can either help or hinder you.
The story of Roger Bannister is an inspirational one. For many years it was widely believed to be impossible for a human to run a mile (1609 meters) in under four minutes . In fact, for many years, it was believed that the four minute mile was a physical barrier that no man could break without causing significant damage to the runners health. The achievement of a four minute mile seemed beyond human possibility, like climbing Mount Everest or walking on the moon.
Great leadership is inspired by great ideas and great beliefs. Every leader needs a solid leadership philosophy, supported by strong beliefs, that guides a leaders behaviour and action.
- How about you? Do you know what beliefs support your leadership philosophy?