Am I on Purpose? YOU are or YOU are not –
This is a question I ask myself many times daily, as my goal
was to “Make A Difference”. This worked but was not specific.
I teach, in order for one to achieve a goal, it must be specific.
My 1-0 moment (more on this later) was when I woke up to
the difference between a Goal and a Purpose. A Purpose is a
higher logical level than a Goal and less specific. So the
reframe is my Purpose is to “Make A Difference”. Let’s look
at the definitions.
Goal: is the object of a person’s ambition or
effort; an aim or desired result.
Purpose: is an intention or objective.
Values drive activities or tasks needed to
achieve goals. Therefore, when tasks are
incongruent with your values, you will not
achieve the goal.
Purpose – Make a Difference
Value – Love of Family (one of many)
Task – Get a Gun and Rob a bank
Goal – Have One Million Dollars Cash
Obviously, armed robbery would be against your values and,
consequently, you would not do the tasks to achieve the goal.
Purpose is values based. Therefore, the priorities are Values –
Purpose – Tasks – Goals. Hence, to achieve Goals ask a
question, “Am I on Purpose?”
Being on Purpose:
When you Love It, become Great at It, the World Needs It,
and You’re Paid for It – You are on PURPOSE! It was this
revelation that catapulted me forward to a “HNL – Hole Nuther
Level”, as Keegan-Michael Key says. As I went from Goal
oriented to Path oriented, this is a whole other class.
Your water based, center sequential neurochemical computer
(your brain) processes information in a binary sort, a system
of 1’s and 0’s (or on/off, or +/-) at 8,100 bits per nanosecond
(that’s a billionth of a second), concurrently with the nine
hundred billion neurons throughout your being. A neuron is an
electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information
through electrical and chemical signals between the brain and
other parts of the body visually, auditorily, kinesthetically,
gustatorially, and olfactorily simultaneously on a conscious,
subconscious, and unconscious level sorting by our morals, values
and beliefs. Learning and making choices occurs through a series
of binary sorts! Binary mean two.
DO NOT TELL ME YOU’RE NOT SMART!
If you want to be blown away, learn about Microtubules. There are
millions of microtubules in a single cell storing up to 500 units in
each. Our brain is sorting 1-0’s at nine hundred billion times 2 to
the 500th power of possible combinations!
Just 2 Things –
Fixed or Growth –
Open Mind or Closed Mind –
Embrace or Avoid –
Give Up or Persist
The world offers many choices, perhaps too many. Eleven
hundred television channels, thirty thousand US movie screens,
fifteen thousand five hundred US golf courses, thousands of
amusement parks, sports field, national parks, music and theater
venues, galleries, museums, schools, pools, raceways, fairs, and
Tracks, which do we choose. It’s like a forty-page restaurant menu.
By the time we read it all, dinner is over.
‘One Thing’ by Gary Keller
In his must read book, he cleverly crafts his theory ‘only One
Thing’ (action) at a time, and I agree, as does a multitude of
behavioral psychologists. You cannot multitask; you only can do
one thing at a time. But here’s my question, which one thing
do you do?
Learn a new dimension in time management in Rossi’s Session
at today’s ED Talk at 3:45 – OMNITASKING! The answer to,
“If I can’t Multitask, how come I do it?”
What do you do if you’re in a crowded theater and someone shouts,
“Fire”, the answer is obvious, you walk calmly to the exit with
everyone else? That is the one thing you would choose to do.
In life, however, the decisions are not that obvious, and again, we
have so many choices. Solution, boil it down to two things.
It’s just two things.
Why only two?
We’ve uncovered that our brain works like a computer. That’s
because our brain built the computer. Constantly choosing or
sorting ONE and Zero (1/0) or on off. The faster the processor
the faster it chooses. If there are three to choose from, or 9, or
13,348,351 to choose, from it will break it down to two. So
Success Goes to the
Who Can Achieve the 1/0 Moment