Keywords & Images that come to mind and heart when I think of "My vision of success for myself."
Where do I place myself given my present vision of success?
12341-My vision of success leaves me feeling empty
4-My vision of success leaves me feeling full
Please take your time reading the Manifesto. There is a question at the end.
At Ignite, we know these to be true:
First, that I am gifted with my own Genius–
unique, unrepeated and unrepeatable
for all time.
Second, that my singular Genius bears
the thumbprint of Who I Am and Why I am Here.
Genius points to Purpose, Purpose to Genius.
Third, that I can only give out
of what I have been given.
And what I have been given,
I must give and live for others.
Genius finds its fullness in Service–
a Purpose bigger than self.
Fourth, that if I am honest and brave,
my personal Genius, Purpose and Service (GPS)
will lead me to a shared Mission—
with others, for others.
A Mission rooted in finding
that particular slice of humanity
whose particular pains
I am particularly gifted
(and compelled!) to heal.
Fifth, that shared Mission
leads naturally to Collaboration.
Shared Mission demands
Shared Genius: mine, yours, ours.
If we are a collection of our own Genius–
each unique, unrepeated, unrepeatable–
where then can we go, but to Innovation.
We Ignite, therefore, not just for self,
but for each other.
Because what we are born to do,
we are born to do with others
and for others.
We need each other’s Genius.
And far beyond Genius,
we need each other to be on this journey,
to fulfill this necessary progression:
from a sense of our own individual
Genius, Purpose, and Service (GPS)
toward shared Mission and Collaboration,
and ultimately, to Innovation and Impact.
This is the path of transcendence.
This is how we lift each other
to heights we never in our wildest dreams,
or loftiest ambitions, dared.
Keywords & Images that come to mind and heart when I read the Manifesto above.
Genius, Purpose, Service—or simply, GPS. If we know our GPS, then we have our own deeply personal navigation system for life. GPS will continually lead us where we need to go, who we are called to be, for whom. It does not matter what success we achieve in life; our path to joy and meaning goes through GPS. But only if we pay attention. Waze cannot help if we’re not listening; same with GPS.
Far from an exact science, GPS is a lifelong triangulation—lifelong listening. This is the deeply personal exercise of Discernment: entering again and again into life’s most important conversations. Some call it God or praying to God. Regardless, if you are human, it does not matter what you call God, or even that you do or do not believe in God. Still and above all, you will recognize and cherish life’s most important conversations. They are Humanity’s Questions: our unquenchable quest for answers, for truth, for joy and meaning.
Everyday we are revealed new data points and coordinates. New pieces of our own puzzle; new threads on the Tapestry of I; new stars on the Constellation of Who am I? Why am I here? What was I born to do?
If I am honest and brave, my Genius, Purpose and Service (GPS) will lead me to a shared Mission—with others, for others.
A mission rooted in finding that particular slice of humanity whose particular pains I am particularly gifted (and compelled) to heal.
If you were to launch something today (a project, venture, initiative, or even a new line of work), where would your GPS to lead you to?
Zero in on your Target Stakeholder? Who would you serve?
Zero in on your Target Problem/s? What pains of your Target Stakeholder would you serve?
Zero in on Vision of Impact? What would your From-To Statement be to clarify the key change you envision for your Target Stakeholder and Pain? Complete the Detla (Change) Statement below referencing what changes for your Target Stakeholder:
From: Feeling alone about their situation.
To: Feeling connected with kindred spirits that they share the same problem and seek the same solutions.
From: Having irregular income and jobs.
To: Enjoying regular income from stable jobs.
What changes do you need to commit to?
As I reflect on my past hours' experience, these are now the Keywords & Images that come to mind and heart when I think of "My vision of success for myself."
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