Doing Things With Purpose

It took me some time to realize that you can do the same task but in many different ways.

The question is what is your purpose for the task?

For example, two people can read the same book but in different ways.

  1. One person is reading the book just because a friend told them to read it;

  2. While the other person is reading it to take their life to the next level.

While the pages may have the same words, their perspective and mindset while approaching the task can lead to very different results.

One form of this concept is called deliberate practice. The definition is as follows:

Deliberate practice refers to a special type of practice that is purposeful and systematic. While regular practice might include mindless repetitions, deliberate practice requires focused attention and is conducted with the specific goal of improving performance.

You can shoot a basketball or hit a golf ball 100 times and not get better. Only through focus, awareness and tiny adjustments can your game evolve.

When we set out to do big things with our career or even small projects, we must ask ourselves our purpose.

Because by knowing our purpose for the task, we can make small mindful adjustments and have greater awareness as we journey through improvement.