Be For Impact. Journey For Purpose.
Over the holidays I picked up Tim Ferris’ new book, Tools of Titans. It’s a worthy
read companion and deserving of a whole other post (or several). Right away one nugget leaped out at me.
From James Altucher, an American Hedge Fund manager, entrepreneur, and best-selling author:
“Forget purpose. It’s okay to be happy without one. The quest for a single purpose has ruined many lives.”
That reads a little cynical to me… but leads into something we say a lot:
Finding purpose is a journey.
Being For Impact is a decision.
I don’t think we should forget purpose. We should realize it’s a journey and embrace the journey as such. Drop the pressure to decide your personal single purpose. (I think this is Altucher’s EXCELLENT point.)
BE for Impact. That’s a decision you make today. JOURNEY for Purpose. That’s a decision you can embrace forever.