Joseph Iregbu

Purpose Guy

The Danger of Missing The Ultimate Point

If you’re a regular on my social media platforms, you would have noticed I’ve been away for sometime. I needed an extended break to refocus on the basics.

Sometimes, we simply need to rest. At times, what matters isn’t what we have to say but what we need to hear. Sometimes, we simply don’t need to do anything spectacular other than the routine.

So I didn’t write, blog or podcast. In-between family, church, work and mentoring, I just lived. And it has been refreshing not having the burden of constant visibility.

I’m a firm believer of embracing change… but only when it’s necessary. You don’t seek change just for the sake of it. Routine is equally a blessing.

The danger of missing the ultimate point

Now to the essence of this blog post, and I will be brief.

Last week, I delivered a seminar on Personal Growth at an international young professional forum and I took a rather unconventional approach to start my session.

Rather than jump into sharing proven techniques to setting and developing life goals and personal growth plan respectively, I started with this instead:

Be less concerned with the mechanics of how to set goals or design a plan for personal growth, if you don’t have an answer to this question – ‘WHAT IS MY PURPOSE IN LIFE?’

We want to copy what works for others. We are eager to know the 5 steps to XYZ. But unless we have a solid foundation, we run the danger of missing the ultimate point.

Adopt the principle of ‘first things first’

Without knowing and cultivating purpose, you may end up exerting so much energy with little results.

This is particularly fundamental as you commit to the pursuit of personal growth.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m a strong advocate of personal growth. Actually, a wasted life is one that is not committed to personal growth. Because growth is evidence of an intentional life.

However, I equally believe in the principle of ‘first things first, because purpose is the essence of all meaningful pursuit.

As you cultivate your purpose, you will have a solid foundation on which to build, grow and make far reaching impact around you and beyond.

If you found this post helpful, leave a comment below to let me know.

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About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

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