The other day, I blogged about the importance of having a simple and compelling vision to direct everything you do in life.
So what’s mine?
Well when I take a look at everything I do in life, in my work, at home, in my sports hobbies and pastimes, it’s quite a diverse range of responsibilities. It would be nigh on impossible to encapsulate every single activity, but what I’ve found is a thread that runs through all of them. It’s not related to a specific activity as such, but is something I love to do so much that I would (and often do) do it for nothing.
As Simon Sinek would put it, it’s not my “What”, it’s my “Why”.
I love to learn. I love to teach. I love to pass on what I’ve found. I love to speak to audiences. I love to inspire. I love to enable. I love to see people growing into what they were made to be.
So after a lot of thought, prayer and many, many drafts, I have come up with this:
“I am a catalyst. I tell stories to connect people with ideas to inspire them to become all that they were created to be.”
It’s what I try to do when I’m writing this blog, speaking in church, sharing a TED video with a friend or recommending a book or podcast to a colleague. I love to sow seeds and then see how they start to germinate a grow in the lives of people around me.
OK I could tweak with the words a little bit, but I’m confident that it describes who I am and why I’m here. It guides what I do and will help me to say yes and no to opportunities in the future.
So that’s my vision of what I want to create in the world. What’s yours?