If you want to make a difference, and live a life of impact, you have to tap into your why. You need to start thinking about your purpose. Your WHY is the lifeblood of impact living. If you know your why, and focus on going there with fierce determination, you can make sense of everything along your journey because you'll see it through the lens of your purpose. This makes everything so much more meaningful and complete, because you have the context to understand the reason you're on this journey to begin with.
Once you find your WHY, your purpose, you'll be able to find your WAY, your path. If you do it in this order, you'll be able to make a difference more quickly.
I care about people, but I was not really gifted to care for people. I'm not a nurturer by nature. I'm a nomad. My real passion is to reach out to new people and invite them to join in something new. I was made to forge onward and explore new territory. I want to build something, to be a pioneer, to innovate and take new ground. This got me thinking about what I was doing, but more importantly, WHY. My purpose, I realized, was to help others blaze trails in their own lives by making a difference in the lives of others.
When you start your day with your why, you'll find yourself constantly doing things that inspire you. Finding my why gave me the focus and energy that I still feel today. I'm convinced most people want to live a life of purpose. The vast popularity of Rick Warren's book, the Purpose Driven Life, was based in part on this deep desire, which became undeniably evident when millions of people bought the book. In Rick's words, "humans were made to have meaning. Without purpose, life is meaningless. A meaningless life is a life without hope or significance."
Having a purpose directs your passion and potential.
Find your purpose to find your path.