There are, of course, many benefits to living a life powered by purpose. Once you figure out what that overall purpose, your Big Why, is in your life, you can look forward to the kind of clarity it will give you. I think that benefit, clarity, is the one benefit of living a life powered by a Big Why that easily trumps the rest of them. Clarity is knowing what is important to you and what to make a priority. Because every time you say yes to one thing, you are automatically saying no to something else. I want you to catch that so I will say (or write) it again. Every time you say yes to one thing, you are automatically saying no to something else. Time is the one resource we cannot make more of. We have a limited amount. Think about that. Saying yes to a client might mean saying no to family. Giving time or money to one charity means it is no longer available for another. Remember, it is not just about saying no to bad things and yes to good things. There are many good things out there to say no to as well. The reality is there will never be enough time in the day to do everything you want to do. So please make sure your yeses are worthy of a yes.
Clarity will then give you permission to say no to everything else. It’s okay to say no to good things, and to even stop doing good things, in order to chase great things. Because sometimes what got you to where you are today, won’t get you to where you want to go tomorrow. And that is okay. Now, in order to figure out what to say yes and no to, guess what you can use as a filter to figure out what is worthy of a yes and what now gives you permission to say no to? That’s right, your Big Why!
And if that is the only benefit you ever got from having a life powered by a Big Why it would be entirely worth it. Because I know for a fact, that if you put in the work of finding your Big Why and you can gain that kind of clarity, you will go far beyond the good you are already doing and achieve much greater things, much more significant things, than you could have possibly imagined.