Saturday’s task was to write out your purpose for pursuing your big dream. A clear purpose statement is the fundamental link between the big picture and the daily grind. It’s why you’re going after your goal.
The other thing that affects and forms both your grand vision and your everyday tasks is your values system. What standards and principles do you hold as non-negotiable? Where are the boundaries that you’ve resolved never to cross—no matter what? These answers drive how you achieve your dream.
Many people think of principles, or boundaries, as restrictive measures. On the contrary, defining your boundaries allows you to push them. Done correctly, establishing boundaries promotes confidence and invites freedom.
Leap Task #6: Write down your principles in your Leap Journal.
One of the best ways to define your principles is to ask the question, “I would give someone free reign to do this as long as they ______.” Fill in the blank. Or ask yourself, “Where is the edge, beyond which, I am unwilling to tread, regardless of the prize?”
Once you’ve decided where you draw the line—and have written it down—you might be surprised at how far out the boundaries really are. Everything inside those lines: Fair Game!
What opportunities did defining your principles reveal to you?