THE JOURNEY TOWARDS MASTERY: YOUR SOCIAL PURPOSE
How can you prepare for a world that increasingly demands you to use creativity to solve problems? Apathy is not the answer. Neither are rigidity of mind, unwillingness to change, and resistance for its own sake. They will stop you from becoming the best version of yourself. They will hold you back from realising your ideas and community. While preserving your heritage is important, you must separate between honourable traditions that need to endure and those habits that can be reinterpreted and reinvented to meet current and future needs.
As you move forward with your social purpose, therefore, keep your eyes open for opportunities that others may have overlooked and be willing to take risks. Stick with your mission until you are successful or until it is no longer of value any more. While it is still worthwhile, remember that the sudden appearance of a roadblock will leave you with no choice but to create a Plan B. When things get tough and you are making a decision, remember to pause, regroup, and try again. And again and again, if need be.
As you explore your social purpose, you will also benefit from learning about:
- Identifying and understanding your purpose, people, place and practice – how you align your way of life with your values to create a sense of your vocation
- Adopting an ethical approach towards your personal branding – how you can build a reputation for doing what is good and right according to your core beliefs and moral code
- Working through the best way to gain appropriate social recognition – how you make specific choices that will build your standing in your community in an honourable fashion
- Locating your vocation through your social impact – how you set and achieve goals that will bring benefit to the lives of others in accordance with your sense of social purpose
You can investigate these next on The Pathway to Excellence.
STEP FORWARD AND UP WITH YOUR SOCIAL PURPOSE
Your commitment to your journey on The Pathway to Excellence, inspired by your social purpose, can become the most significant reason for who you are and who you might become. Armed with a purpose for your humanity, values and value for your community, and an inside-out process of growth, you can give yourself the best chance of an exciting adventure and a happy future for you and all those around you.