Success Myths: Success Myths Deter Purpose

Dec 10, 2019

“When you believe in things that you don’t understand then you suffer” – Excerpt from “Superstition” sung by the great Steve Wonder

Do you ever feel stuck in your career?

We've seen the images of a hamster running on a wheel. No matter how fast they run, they stay in the same place. We, as humans do this as well when we run on our treadmills of disengagement. We run and run, yet the monotony and lack of progress keep us desiring more!

So how do we become more engaged in our work? We find our definition of purpose.

Purpose is a buzz word. Many churches, organizations, and authors are talking about it. The philosophy of finding purpose has the WOW factor, but how do we get beyond the WOW and move towards the HOW?

Within the HOW to find purpose is an individual, deep dive to determine what is motivating us. Our motivations, beliefs, and values subliminally make up our success factors, yet very few have the self-awareness to identify where those factors took root.

Running our life after mythological success factors is not a recipe for success. Your success should be determined by you, as an outcome of how you are uniquely made, what you have been through, and the boundaries necessary to live the life you want to live.

In this blog, we have compiled stories from purpose seekers who have identified and overcome their success myth. We will be experientially learning how to find answers to the top 3 key questions anyone will have to ask to escape the rat race and find purpose:

Where and when did you develop your view of success?

What success myths may be driving you?

How can you debunk success myths and explore your unique path towards purpose?

With proven guidance, stable relationships, and a genuine desire to find purpose, you can jump off the treadmill and start chasing true purpose.

So how about you:

Do you believe that you have identified your unique view of success?

Could there be definitions of what success means to you that were adopted based on external factors, people, or influences?

Habits to Cultivate:

  • Be aware of the many mediums that are trying to influence who you should become. Start crafting a habit to determine your course of action independent of these powerful messages that are thrown at you.

Grab a copy of The Purpose Promise book and read through the first three chapters that detail common viewpoints that lead towards disengagement.

We have helped thousands of purpose seekers pivot into meaningful work. You can do it too. We would love to help guide you. If you hold a success myth, please share it with us!

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