“If we do not initiate the young, they will burn the village to feel the heat.” African proverb
As with every day of the Purpose Challenge, please perform your Morning Purpose Ritual.
The primary unit of success in your Purpose Project is learning. It is not impact, it isn’t career advancement, it isn’t about creating a better relationship, better body or better life. It is about what you can learn about yourself, living your purpose in the world and about the people who you can engage with your life’s purpose. Purpose is a lifelong relationship and journey, so your Purpose Project doesn’t need to be the perfect expression of who you are in the world.
It is merely a way to engage purposefully, so that your next purpose project is even more rewarding, impactful and fulfilling. But, you have to start somewhere and that begins by choosing your first purpose project based on projected investment (time, money and energy) versus return (learning about your purpose and the group you serve).
Purpose Project Selection
In this exercise you will brainstorm 10 ways you can help your empathy group, e.g. empathy group: US War veterans...
From your list of 10, create three columns to the right of this list and rank the projects on a scale of 1 to 5, according to:
Then total each project up (across). The project with the highest number is your first Purpose Project, allowing you to express your empathy, give your gifts, and leverage your relationships.
Stay tuned for tomorrow exercise: Project Activation, on how to create and measure the right outcomes so that your project is a success and you learn all you can.
Please watch this BONUS video from Chris Kyle on "The 4 Keys to a Successful Purpose Project".