In this Expert Insight Interview, Adeyinka Adegbenle discusses excellence in leadership and why finding your purpose is key to living a fulfilled life. Adeyinka Adegbenle is a former financial service professional, who became an author, excellence strategist, and coach. She is the author of Joab, King David’s Top General: Essential Lessons on Character.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- Why finding your purpose is key to living a fulfilled life
- We need to make a difference in the world
- How and why to check back with your purpose
Most people don’t know their purpose. They haven’t figured out why they are doing what they are doing. We understand it on a superficial level, such as knowledge that we need a job to provide for our family, put purpose seems to be a thing that not many people spend much time thinking about.
Sometimes we make “purpose” out to be a grandiose concept, but it doesn’t have to be. Purpose is all about having clarity on what you were placed on this planet for. So, it is not only different for each person, but it evolves as well.
Making a Difference
To find fulfillment and purpose, you need to be making some form of a positive difference. You need to ask yourself if you’re making a difference, adding value, and leaving your stamp on humanity in some tangible way.
Providing for your family can be an excellent purpose, as long as you acknowledge that this pursuit is what drives you. Thinking of your purpose as evolving and temporary can also be very helpful, as it allows you to fully embrace whatever it is that drives you at any given moment.
Going Back to the Why
Since your purpose will evolve with changing circumstances and situations, it is always a good idea to return to your purpose. This is especially helpful when you’re starting to feel frustrated or as if the world is bearing down on you.
Thinking about your purpose helps you understand whether you’re still in the same place as when you started on your journey and even whether your purpose needs to shift. When things get overwhelming, remember to go back to the ‘why.’
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.