We all have power to change our lives. What differentiates between those who take action to change and those who just sit on sidelines are three basic human endowments. These three if understood and practiced have power to initiate change within us. Lets take a look at them individually.
Purpose A strong purpose provides us with energy. Purpose is nothing but motivation to keep us going. It is like engine of ship. Its absence is taken by inertia, a feeling of being in comfort zone and being there. People with a sense of purpose see a larger picture. They have ability to gush towards their objectives simply by motivation and energy that their purpose creates for them.
Values Have you ever applied a quick fix, fast acting, and fast track solution to a problem? Certainly every one of us has done it at one time or another. It certainly works in short term but eventually it tears us down. Why is that so? This is because of fact that quick fix solutions do not harmonise our purpose with our values. They just patch up purpose with a sort of quasi values giving us an illusion of a solution. If you want your life to be in harmony, first thing you need to do is to clarify your values both in your organisational and personal life.
To balance our values, we have to make a clear distinction between “our needs” and “our wants”. Needs are essential to our survival and growth while wants are those extras that fuel our desires. What is interesting to note is that we are always in a crisis between our needs and our wants.
We live in a dichotomy. On one hand we all know that we will die one day but on other hand we also know that we will live. This simple fact makes us complacent. But if you know that you will die say after a month, then what will happen? Your attitude towards life will change altogether. You will give more importance to your relationships! You will try to live as lively as possible! Nature will become dearer to you! You will start to appreciate your life more, just by fact that you know that you will die in month’s time. Crisis brings us clarity and appreciation in life. Think about it as you will die tomorrow and see what you really value in your life. You will be thrilled.