Are you on the right track?

Written by Robert Knowlton

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Then, last week, with two years of success behind him, Paul called me and said, "I'm not sure if I'm on track or if my purpose is correct."

Sometimes even when we knowrepparttar direction we want to go, we can get lost. We lose sight of our goal; we forget why we're doing something or mayberepparttar 124012 day-to-day pressures and distractions make it seem like we're off track. Maybe we think our purpose is not big enough.

So, with this new doubt we took some time and reviewed Paul's purpose. (We only wonder if we're off track when we're in doubt, when we lose focus, when our vision is cloudy. Of course most of us don't review if we're on purpose, when we're feeling great, focused and aligned.)

This may sound simple, but in review, I asked Paul if he was still "eagerly seeking to acquire and share his knowledge". He said yes. Then I asked him to look at his drive to do this and "to be of benefit to all".

"Is this still what you are trying to do?" "Yes, it is."

"Does this purpose still reflect your deepest drive to contribute?" Another resounding "YES!"

"Then is this statement of purpose indeed still absolutely valid?" "YES!"

"Are you sure there is nothing missing or is there something else you need to add?" "No" said Paul, "I guess I wasn't really seeing things with my purpose in focus."

Paul was reconnected to his purpose.

Because ofrepparttar 124013 clarity of his actions and intention, Paul is doing incredible things in all aspects of his life. His business, his church life, and his relationships all continue to grow and be aligned with his unique contribution, despite occasional feelings of doubt or distraction. Living a meaningful life, one of purpose, is an evolving process. As a matter of fact, it's a lifetime job.

SPECIAL NOTE Usually we equate success with being on purpose. But note: you can be 100% on purpose and not necessarily succeed or reach your goal. Your purpose is about your drive to contribute. It is "what you are trying to do" and at which you may or may not succeed. Purpose isrepparttar 124014 driver. In Paul's case,repparttar 124015 driver is "to acquire and share knowledge to be of benefit to all."

Maybe he is unsuccessful in acquiring a certain nugget of knowledge or is unsuccessful in clearly sharing his knowledge. This does not mean he is not on purpose. The mere fact of attempting to acquire and trying to share knowledge shows alignment with purpose.

Sure, we all want to be successful but it is notrepparttar 124016 only criteria by which we measure your alignment with your purpose. We measure being on purpose asrepparttar 124017 process of authentically seeking to createrepparttar 124018 results you want. It isrepparttar 124019 process of being and doing and is not necessarily tied to immediate results.

Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela all strived for years inrepparttar 124020 service of their purpose, often meeting with defeat after defeat. They too may have had setbacks and doubts, yet continued to keep focused on their purpose.

If you get stuck, try stepping back fromrepparttar 124021 "results" and look atrepparttar 124022 bigger process. Are your actions aligned with your deepest drive to contribute and live a purposeful life? Only you know, and your answers will reveal to you if you are on purpose. You may need to make a few adjustments or maybe, if you are like Paul, just need a reminder that you are onrepparttar 124023 right track.

Robert Knowlton is an Executive and Business Success Coach. Subscribe to my free e-newsletter, ON PURPOSE to get coaching tips and strategies for living a success-full and meaningful life. Visit my web site at:

Fight The Disease!

Written by Joe Bingham

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This disease apparently affects areas ofrepparttar brain related to having common sense, a work ethic, and respect for others.

Now why someone would rather spend their entire life griping and whining about what is wrong instead of doing something aboutrepparttar 124011 problem, I don't know.

The truth ofrepparttar 124012 matter is this. If you want something, you HAVE to WORK for it. Sure, you may winrepparttar 124013 lottery. Buy a few tickets every week if you want, but don't just sit around waiting on that!

Your odds of 'get rich quick' are extremely low. Your odds of working for your success may not be as good as you want either. However, I guarantee they are better. I also guarantee them to improve as your attitude does.

Whatever you want out of life you have to go get it. That's what everybody else is doing, which means they don't have time to hand it to you!

Effort is 95% ofrepparttar 124014 resolution to any problem. If you do need help from others, fine. People will help you -- IF you are trying to help yourself.

There is no one that can have a greater impact on your life than you.

I'm tired of people who sit around whining about what they want instead of working on a way to get it. I'm also tired of people who would rather take it from others or expect others to give it to them instead of earning it themselves.

As a group of people working our own Internet businesses or at least looking atrepparttar 124015 possibility of working our own business, I'm sure few of us fit this category. However, I'm also tired of those who don't understand our industry lumping us intorepparttar 124016 same category asrepparttar 124017 get rich quick scam artists.

I for one plan to work to improverepparttar 124018 public image of Internet marketing by NEVER engaging in or subjecting to anything that resemblesrepparttar 124019 attitudes mentioned above.

I DON'T want to get rich in 5 minutes for doing nothing. I DON'T want to winrepparttar 124020 lottery. I want to make it big by providing something of legitimate VALUE to others and by making my readers and customers happy.

I want to EARN my fortune. I want to help others EARN theirs.

From here out, I plan on making a difference in MY industry. I will NOT submit torepparttar 124021 symptoms ofrepparttar 124022 disease, and I call on each of you to dorepparttar 124023 same.

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