A Man of Consequence: Virtue & Firmness
“Many aspire. Few obtain. Purpose separates both”
Two months ago, I wrote two parts of a three-part series on consequence – living a life of purpose and the ingredients that we need to live the God-intended life.
Here’s the link to the first two posts:
Let me wrap up the series with two key elements of leading on purpose:
VIRTUE & FIRMNESS
So you now have a clear vision for your life and you have taken a step of faith and have kicked-started a vocation (community or personal initiative, education, new career, blogging, business, non-profit, ministry, whatever great cause you have committed to making sense of). And you’re genuinely focused on fulfilling purpose. Now what? You ask:
“Do I need anything else?
My response is a resounding YES! And here’s why:
While your gifts may open great doors for you, your virtues will determine whether the doors remain open or otherwise.
Many started well in life but have lost track today because they lacked this one ingredient: VIRTUE!
Character is so crucial to leading on purpose. When you take care of your character, your reputation will easily respond accordingly. A person of consequence is principled, disciplined and controlled in all things.
And FIRM too!
By firmness, I don’t mean rigid or inflexible, rather unyielding towards the temptation to give up on your goal. The goal is set, the vision is clear and you must achieve that purpose. Why? Because
a man (or woman) of consequence understands that breakthroughs come from following through.
Got vision? Believe the impossible!
Engaged in a purposeful vocation? Stay focused!
Got character and virtue? Build on it and never give up!
Whatever you do, lead a purposeful life and you will not waste it. Guaranteed!