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What is it that you want for your future? When you are goal setting, what do you want to achieve?


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On Wednesday I posted a review of A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller. Today’s post is inspired from my reading of that book.

When I compare story and plot with vision and goals, I see a big parallel.

A well-crafted goal, a target to shoot for, grants meaning to your day. If you wander around aimlessly, wondering what to do, you don’t have a sense meaning or purpose, right? Continue Reading…

Have you ever thought of your life as an unfolding story? In Donald Miller’s 2009 release, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life, you quickly discover that you can change the course of your story, overcome conflict, and get to a new place.

Many people do want to live a “better” story. They want more time at home, a less stressful job, and a greater impact on the world around them. They want something different.


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You want something different with your life.

Yet you get tripped up over and over. Why? Continue Reading…

Icarus Deception - Life Purpose & Goals

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What is your life purpose?

Do you have the deep-down feeling that you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing?

Do your goals for 2014 match this purpose that you’ve discovered?

Sometimes we just have to stop and consider not only why we’re here, but also this question: Do the tasks I’m working on today support my purpose?

More and more people are asking themselves these questions, especially those of us in our 20s and 30s. And that’s a good thing.

“10 years ago, 20 years ago, the idea that you’re supposed to have a life where you create something of meaning would be fanciful. And now, you almost have no choice.” -Sasha Dichter, Chief Innovation Officer, Acumen Fund

Here’s an inspirational video for you to watch along these lines. This video highlights Seth Godin’s book, The Icarus Deception, and also may help you get motivated today to do work that truly matters. (It’s very well-produced and less than 4 minutes.)

“…what they take is the guts to go into the world, say what you have to say, and own it.” -Seth Godin, author

My Life Purpose and My Art

As I create my art in this world (I consider my writing, including this post, as art), it’s tough at times to just create. And it’s even harder to click “publish.”

“Being an artist isn’t a genetic disposition or a specific talent. It’s an attitude we can all adopt. It’s a hunger to seize new ground, make connections, and work without a map. If you do those things you’re an artist.” -from the book description for The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?

I am working toward goals this year–at this very moment–that match my purpose and help me achieve it.

Do you?

What is your life purpose? What art are you going to create today that enhances your purpose?