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Lewis Howes

Unlock the Power of Your Mind and Live Your Best Life Today

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    Defining Your Passions, Values, and Priorities

    Are you tired of living by default? Feeling like a passenger on a journey you did not choose? It’s a common feeling – going through the motions and following a path others have set for us. It may feel safe, but if we ignore our passions and true calling, we risk living a life without meaning. Problems from the past may cause us to live in fear and doubt – so what can we do to fix this?

    One thing we can do is learn resilience. We must find ways to face and deal with the feelings that stop us from reaching our potential. We will explore this in the next section – but first, we need to figure out what we truly want from life.

    Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have a strong sense of purpose while others seem lost? The reason is that people with purpose are task-oriented. This means they have defined and are working toward their Meaningful Mission – one goal that aligns with their passion and strength. But how can you discover your Meaningful Mission?

    First and foremost, you need to understand where you are in life right now. This means evaluating your strengths, limits, passions, and values. One powerful tool that can help you do this is the Perfect Day Itinerary (PDI). By creating a detailed schedule for your ideal day – including obligations and aspirations – you can clarify what genuinely matters to you. Focus on three main areas: business, relationships, and health. Through this process, you can find your sweet spot. There you will discover the energy, enthusiasm, and drive to pursue your aim and have a positive impact on the world. And the best part? It’s a journey anyone willing to put in the effort can take.

    So, if you’re ready to find your Meaningful Mission and realize your full potential, start with self-assessment. Use the PDI exercise to clarify your passions and values. Then, feel free to revise until you find your dream vision. Even putting one or two modest pursuits in your calendar can give you momentum and help you define your priorities.

    Remember, your Meaningful Mission is not a one-time choice; it evolves with you. Keep reviewing it as you progress through life. Adopt an abundant mindset, identify your sweet spot, and pursue your mission relentlessly. Greatness does not happen by chance. It demands that you consider your path and show up every day to follow it.

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    What is The Greatness Mindset about?

    The Greatness Mindset (2023) is a powerful guide to unlocking your full potential and living your best life. With personal stories, transformational strategies, and step-by-step guidance, you'll learn how to define your purpose, conquer self-doubt, and start your journey toward a rich, abundant future.

    Who should read The Greatness Mindset?

    • Self-reinventors
    • Ambitious millennials
    • Goal-oriented achievers

    About the Author

    Lewis Howes is a New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and host of one of the world’s top podcasts, The School of Greatness. Howes is also a two-sport All-American athlete and an industry-leading figure in personal development, health and wellness, and relationships. 

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