Top Ten Benefits of Living On Purpose – Part 6

Now, it’s time to move from insight into action with the following assignment:

Call to Action Assignment–Part One

Select the top three or four benefits from the previous pages, those that resonate with you most strongly and that you’d most want to experience more of in your life.

Then, take a moment to step into the future—what we’ll call the “visionary reality”—where you are now enjoying these benefits. Write a description of what your life looks and feels like in this new visionary reality. As you stand in the future and describe it in rich, sensory detail, your writing will be in the present tense.

For example, if having more fulfillment in your life would be one of the most important benefits, you might write: “In my visionary reality, I’m experiencing joyful fulfillment in my job because I know I’m making a wonderful contribution to others while being paid well for my services.” Be sure to focus on what is positive and consistent with your top benefits. In other words, you wouldn’t write: “I’m not stuck in the dead end job that I presently have.”

Don’t be overly concerned about whether you feel such a future is possible for yourself. You should find a balance, though, in which it doesn’t feel like a pie-in-the-sky fantasy, either. You need not worry at this point about how to bring this future into reality; simply allow yourself to dream.

Ok, I’d love to see what you wrote. Why not share it here as a comment. If I see anything with my coaching cap on that would make it a more powerful process for you, I’ll be sure to comment back.

(Excerpted in part from Life On Purpose: Six Passages to an Inspired Life, available now.