I talk about purpose and personal power a great deal in my writings, I believe we were born with purpose and the challenge is defining that purpose through personal power.
I never thought of myself as a leader, I thought I was the person who helped the leader achieve the end result.
Lately, during my internship working in addiction counseling I have found a new purpose, through personal power and an upward self efficacy, is that of a leader.
Purpose, an inherent reason for our lives.
I grew up with no real purpose, well, except for getting a job and yeah that’s about it.
I wanted more for my life, I didn’t want to be a cashier all my life, I told my mom this and she became very angry with and said “don’t Rise above your raisin”
That saying has haunted me for many years. I would take jobs offered to me, just because I had that internal tape playing in the background of my mind, “You are supposed to be miserable and take whatever job id offered, just to put food on the table.” I very recently turned down a job because I was over qualified for the position.
A sign that the tape is starting to wear out.