Viktor Frankl in his powerful book – Man’s Search for Meaning, said that the most powerful desire of a human being is for a sense of meaning and purpose in life.
We all should make a difference in the lives of other people. We are here to serve others, in some way. Human beings are uniquely designed in such a way that we feel happy only when we are contributing, when we are somehow enriching the lives of others.
Creating something that helps people or providing a service of some kind is one of the best ways to feel connected to something better than yourself.
You can achieve balance and feel fully engaged in both your personal and professional roles when you organise your life around your values. Then, you can determine where your contributions will have the most meaning for you and those you serve.
One should feel inspired by the work we do and should not be looking at the clock.
Similarly, businesses that express their purpose in a way that shows how they improve people’s lives do much better than their peers.
Employees with purpose are more motivated and deliver better results. Giving people a sense of purpose is also a leader’s role – the size of the team doesn’t matter. Moreover, organisations with shared sense of purpose outperform those with no sense of purpose.
I would like to end with –
‘Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex, intelligent behaviour. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple, stupid behaviour’. – Dee Hock, Founder and Former CEO of Visa International.
So what is the purpose of your life and business?