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Rudi Plettinx

Managing Director, Vice President EMEA Center for Creative Leadership

Rudi Plettinx

Managing Director, Vice President EMEA Center for Creative Leadership

  
 
 
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Seeking a Sense of Purpose


 

Knowing who you are and what you want are important attributes. They can give you a sense of confidence and direction – a true sense of purpose. But developing and maintaining a true sense of purpose doesn’t always come easily.

The way I do it is to go back to the basics and get in touch with the motivators that make me who I am.

Start by asking:

  • What is my most important value and how is that reflected in my professional/personal life?
  • What was my childhood dream? When did I take a different path and why?
  • If there were no obstacles, what would I really like to do with my life?
  • What’s the first step I could take toward that?

Now write a response to the questions below. Then sit down with a friend who can ask you the same questions. Or take it in turns to ask each other.

  • What is the ideal you are striving for? What is your ideal future?
  • Where are you right now in relation to where you want to be?
  • What does your current situation do for you?
  • How have you used your current situation to your advantage?
  • How have you used your current situation as an excuse to avoid or ignore challenges?
  • What is blocking or preventing you from moving away from your current situation?
  • What are you going to do, practically, about changing it?

Answer these questions honestly and you’ll know more about yourself and be on the road to achieving a real sense of purpose – both personally and professionally.

  
 
 
 
 
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