You must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite with your head.
– Finding Forrester (Movie)
I wouldn’t imagine I was alone in believing that ‘purpose’ was something to be found. It has been something that I have struggled with in the couple of months prior to EP7, pretty much the time that I had decided to leave Ireland and come back to Perth. The question ‘what do I want to do?’ plagued me, ‘what is my purpose?’ repeated over and over. Then I started to question even further ‘what is purpose?’ , ‘what does it mean to have purpose?’, ‘how does one live purpose?’. Of course believing that purpose is something that we happen upon one day, rather than being able to create it, lead me to assume that I just haven’t found mine yet, and perhaps I never would.
Eventually it occurred to me that maybe ‘purpose’ isn’t some thing, like an object, but rather a ‘way’ of being. To live ‘on purpose’, purposeful living, intentional living. Maybe I had just been looking at the word and it’s definition incorrectly. With that little shift in context it became a little clearer but the question now became ‘what is my intention?’.
The thing I love the most about George’s EP7 program is how he injects reality and life into some of the most whimsical of concepts. In Step 5: Purpose, he has made the idea of creating and living my purpose so real and tangible for me that I would have to be a complete dummy to not see that I can now achieve genius outcomes in all areas of my life. He has managed to remove any uncertainty I had about purpose and replaced them with just one question ‘Am I going to get out of my own way and allow myself to create and live my purpose?’.
Values are the language of the heart.
– George Helou
I realised some time ago that life is all about having quality experiences. Travelling taught me that! It’s not about the things your own, the money you have, where you are or who you are with; what really matters is that you have something to get excited about, something that makes you jump out of bed in the morning. Whilst I knew all of this, and had had amazing experiences I felt as if I was still missing something. It now seems apparent to me that although I had these amazing experiences from time to time in different places, and with different people, maybe I was going about them the wrong way.
This is quite literally only just occurring to me now as I write this, but perhaps my recipe for quality experiences was ‘new people, new places’ all the time. But now, with George’s introduction to the concept of value literacy and purpose development I can now see how I can create those quality experiences in my life every day, anywhere! We can all achieve amazing experiences in our every day lives by taking the time to create our purpose to ourselves, others and our roles then allowing ourselves to live them in alignment with our values.
How could this not create the quality experiences we all crave?
Our heart knows what we want, our gut tells us when we have found it and our head tries its best to stop us unless we train it otherwise…
Purpose used to feel like such a hard thing to define but now it feels so real, touchable almost. I can see now that by becoming clear on our purpose and intention in all areas of life, the attainment of our desires, and quality experiences becomes effortless and natural. We can become more stream-lined, fast-tracking our success. In much the same way our limiting thoughts and beliefs prevented our breakthroughs, our commitment to purpose and values will create a new blinkered range where we can’t see anything besides excellence and love.
Our purpose is at the mercy of our imagination.
– George Helou
We will also have a much greater respect for ourselves so when situations arise that don’t align with our heart we will have the courage to assert our free will and respectfully decline involvement. By employing the prescribed emotionally relevant repetition in the Purpose Developer Template we can take control of the very same mechanism that implanted those disempowering thoughts and beliefs in the first place. We can re-wire our neurons connecting them up with entirely new ideas, values and principles to help us live more inline with our heart’s purpose and turn life into a quality experience.
If you missed the previous weeks you can check them out here…