We might be making this easier than it is.

Beautiful, do you ever wonder if everyone got the memo and you didn’t?

Three weeks into the year and the list harangues you.
You at that cheesy caramel popcorn that you swore you wouldn’t touch.
And had a little too much wine. (I can relate.)

The purpose for setting goals is not to shame yourself for falling short. It’s a measure to get you from here to where you want to be. You try and you reevaluate. But if you find yourself on the couch eating popcorn, it’s time to use the phone a friend option.

You know you’re made for more, but what? How do I move myself to get off the couch? Some people seem lubed up with purpose at birth. Why does it seem out of reach for me?

There’s a confluence of factors in every life that crystallize a purpose.

You won’t find it in the hustle. You will find purpose in the margin.

Are you one of those people who write notes in the margin of a book? You get frustrated with books that have narrow margins because you can’t get all your thoughts on a page. You need margin. In your life, in your work, you need margin to think.

One successful CEO schedules time to think in his day.

What kind of margin do you need in your life? What are you going to do with it? Your whole lie, yes, but what are you going to do with the margin? Here are a few prompts for thought:

  • What brings you joy?
  • What are you doing when you are living the best day ever?
  • Who were you with the last time you felt truly great about yourself?

Imagine yourself there. Surround yourself with people who inspire you. Create an environment for creativity and see what transpires. And phone a friend.

I’ve been studying purpose for 20 years. My drive is to help others fully use all their potential in this one wild and precious life. Want to know a few of the secrets? Take my quiz.