Knowing what your purpose is and how it fits into the greater good, provides an individual with meaning – a reason to live. Being passionate about what you do is closely related to understanding what your purpose is. Some people stumble on their purpose early in live, others need to go through a process of deep inner reflection to discover what theirs is. It is vital however that one crystallises for yourself what your purpose is.
We are often quite unaware of how our belief systems are influenced by various external factors, and how those beliefs may impact on our decisions and actions. Not interrogating information that we are being fed on a daily basis could quite easily lead to a skewed view of reality, which may lead to inappropriate decisions or actions. Reflecting on how we have come to our conclusions should be standard practice for leaders.