Here’s an interesting exercise for anyone, leaders or otherwise. A simple question to put your thinking hat on for.
What is your purpose?
If you had to sum up who you are and use no more than 8 – 12 words, could you do it?
Who do you want to be?
Who do you need to be?
What can you bring to the party?
How will things be different because you are there?
What would you get out of bed for every day?
Take time to chew over this. Make time to think it through properly. It might come quickly or it may take a few weeks, perhaps even months. Just don’t give up, ignore it or not bother.
Knowing our purpose can bring clarity and focus. It helps us say yes and no to things. It can set us up for the success we desire. The rest then is up to us, to live up to that sense of purpose we have clearly defined. To get on with what needs to be done.