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What it Means to Have Clear Vision
Having a clear sense of purpose can guide you when things don’t go as planned and help you navigate those moments when opportunity is at your fingertips.

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Discovering your purpose is a process

Discovering your purpose is a process

Getting clear about your purpose means relating with the sources of meaning, joy, and inspiration that exist within you. Defining your purpose is the work of being truly aware of what you l...

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The four pillars of Purpose

The qualities that lead to a strong sense of purpose are awareness, values, aspirations, and congruent behaviors.

To activate them, the process looks like this: use aw...

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Awareness: paying attention to what you're experiencing

Awareness simply means paying attention to the experience you are having as you are having it.

You can practice awareness of your own sense of purpose simply by taking the ...

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Practicing intention

Intention is your inherent ability channel your energy and effort at will. It seems simple enough, but it takes a lot of practice to harness your innate ability to direct your atte...

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Match your actions with your values

Even recognizing the fact that you may not be aligned with your values is the starting point on the path to full alignment with your purpose.

Acting in a way that aligns wi...

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Resilience: bouncing back from adversity

Resilience is the cultivated ability to bounce back from adversity, adapt, and thrive.

Developing resilience is critically important to realizing your purpose because it al...

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