Seven Deadly D’s of Purpose


We all have purpose in our lives, the question is….. What is it?

Purpose is something the every human being on this planet is searching for.  Many times we give up and continue going through our daily lives working our 9 to 5, Monday through Friday and taking weekends off and then we go back through our mundane cycle all over again. Blah!

No thanks, not for me. I mean if you enjoy that sort of thing and your job gives you all the passion you need then go for it. Yeee ha!!

It may take awhile until you find your passion because daily life always gets in the way. When it comes to your team what is their purpose?

These are the seven deadly D’s of purpose that we should keep on striving for. I do mean deadly, because with these you’ll kill for success in your team.

1. Desire

With out this nothing will follow suit. Desire is the number one element that will keep your passion and your purpose on course. Desire is like a fat guy salivating for a Krispy Kreme donut. You have to become like that fat guy and crave for your dreams and goals.

2. Decision

Once that precious moment of desire enters into your soul you have to make that decision whether or not that fire inside your belly is not just indigestion. Making a decision or choice and sticking to it will separate you from the talkers to the walkers. I’m a walker of course.

3. Destination

Indiana Jones always knew what his destination was or what he was looking for. If your team doesn’t know what their mission or goals are then your just a bunch runners in a marathon and you don’t know where the finish line is. Set a clear written destination.

4. Directions

X marks the spot!  You found your destination now how do you get there? You gotta create a plan of action that’s gonna get you and your team to that precious gold. An action plan is a daily step by step road map of what your supposed to do everyday in order to reach your destination. Without your action plan, your up the creek without a paddle. Make sure this gets done.

5. Dedication

Time spent working with your team and honing their craft and also developing relationships with each other will take your team to levels way beyond then what they expect. Growing together will also carry growing pains but when we help each other to grow out of those difficult moments it will make your team even stronger.

6. Determination

Your team will always encounter difficult moments and distractions that will try to stir you away from your destination. This is where determination kicks in.

7. Discipline

Ever have that moment when you don’t feel like working? Well, this is where discipline comes to the rescue. Believe me, I have to work more on this area myself. Zig Ziglar says,

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”

This is a tough one because the human race is mostly driven by what we feel at the moment not on what needs to get done. Discipline is definitely a tough nut to crack but I’m getting better at it.

I could keep going forever but I’m gonna stop here and let everything soak into your amazing mind. Study the seven D’s and tattoo them on your heart. Never stop learning, work hard, work smart and become a student of the word for the rest of your life.

“All hard work brings a profit,
but mere talk leads only to poverty.”

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