The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and Work by Richard J. Leider

By Richard J. Leider

Richard Leider's moment version of the facility of function, released in may possibly 2010, is an important learn for an individual trying to become aware of or make clear their life's function. In precise introspective type, Richard offers us many thought-provoking inquiries to reflect on. I learn the full publication, noting the questions that have been resonating and difficult, after which went again, reflecting at the questions I had pointed out. the facility of goal is correct for any age yet this booklet served my very own curiosity in functional getting older, increasing and deepening the conversations we now have with ourselves and with others as we are living existence on goal. As Richard says, objective is a present, and this publication is really a present to an individual trying to locate which means of their paintings and of their lives.

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Susan is discovering the work she loves and has begun taking positive steps to realize it. She says, “I’m not going to discover a new medicine or build a new rocket, but, somehow, I can move people to work differently with each other. My purpose now is to be in the world every day on purpose, in relationships, in work and in nature in ways that are true to who I am . . ” We cannot force a particular purpose to be more important than it is, just as we cannot force ourselves to be genuinely passion- 36 A Deeper Call ate about someone or something.

It means an ordering and guiding of our energy and our desires, a partial restraint in some directions in order to secure greater abundance of life in other directions. It involves a deliberate organization of life for a purpose. Richard Peterson has been moving toward simplicity for over twenty years. As the former president of Vail Associates and, later, Durango Ski Corporation, Richard’s mission was to bring joy to others. And, in the process, Richard has been rediscovering the joy in his own life.

Providing meaning. 29 The Purpose of Purpose • Following our heart. • Clarifying our calling. Purpose is our deepest dimension—our essence—where we have a profound sense of who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. Purpose is not a thing. It’s never a static condition we can preserve. Purpose is a continuous activity, questions we ask over and over again. It’s a process we live every day. It’s a process for listening and shaping our life stories. It’s tempting to ignore the question of purpose in life, since the consequences of our neglect usually don’t show up until crisis points or toward the very end of our lives.

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