April 30

Episode 599: Goals Versus Purpose

Inspired Stewardship Podcast, Invest In Yourself, Stewardship of Talent


Join us today for an episode about the chicken and egg of action and belief...

Today's episode is focused on Romans 12:2 and how transformation of our minds can come from both within and without.  How sometimes you act on your belief but how it is often more useful to believe because you acted...

In this episode, we cover the feedback loop that is the framework for the podcast: Invest in Yourself, Invest in Others, Develop Your Influence, and Impact the World. And we relate this to the only partially true idea that you must believe you can do something before you can do it.  We talk about some of the different kinds of belief and I give you homework to help you change some of your limiting beliefs.

Join in on the Chat below.

00:00:00 Thanks for joining me on Episode 5 99 of the inspired stewardship podcast I'm Joe Cell See High from the Stacking Regimens podcast. I encourage you to find ways to be inspired to find financial freedom in one way I do. That is to listen to this the inspired stewardship podcast with my friend's computer. The way, the purpose, the reason why you do something also drives towards your determination to complete that. Something having a clear defined Why helps you actually achieve your goals. If all you have his goals, you often will bounce from gold gold.
00:00:51 Welcome and thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship. Podcasts. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true calling in. The inspired Searchie podcast will learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world. In today's episode about investing in yourself through stewarding your talent, I talk with you about what a goal really is and what it looks like,
00:01:31 why a goal isn't the same thing as your why or your purpose and why you should actually spend more time identifying the purpose instead of just the goal. But we often do the opposite. You've heard me talk about developing your talent, and one of the best ways to do that is through books. But if you're like most people today, it's hard to find the time to read. And that's why today's podcast is brought to you by audible.
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00:02:31 We've talked a lot about goals and how important goals are toe getting things done, and I don't argue that they aren't important.
00:02:40 You know, we've talked about what a gold looks like has to be specific, measurable time bound. All of these things relevant,
00:02:48 the smarter goal framework. All of these air things that I've talked about before in earlier episodes. But stepping back a moment and thinking about what it is that makes up a goal.
00:03:00 What, what does a goal mean? And is it enough? And I would argue that if all you have is goals,
00:03:09 you probably don't really have enough. In fact, you probably aren't going to actually achieve all of those goals,
00:03:16 is easily or smoothly or is competently as you could without also having something else. So you know, the dictionary defines a goal.
00:03:28 Is the result or achievement towards which effort is directed? It's It's the aim. It's the end result.
00:03:35 See, I think it's important to recognize that goals have a beginning and a middle and an end. You can know when you have achieved a goal.
00:03:44 There is a clear model to it. There's a clear beginning, middle and end to a goal. You can check it off on a list,
00:03:53 and you can say I have finished all of the different task that make up this big goal. It doesn't matter whether it's a short term goal or a long term goal.
00:04:02 It's the items that you put on a bucket list, so to speak. It's I've gone to Disney.
00:04:07 That was a bucket list item, those sorts of things. But there's another word that sometimes used interchangeably by people.
00:04:15 Sometimes people say and use this word as if it means the same thing as a goal. And that's purpose.
00:04:23 But I would argue that a purposes, actually distinctly different than a goal. Ah, purpose is the reason behind something.
00:04:34 It's the reason why somebody is doing something. It's It's the why behind the goal, the reason for which something exist or is done,
00:04:45 why it's used, why it's made. Whatever it is, we use it interchangeably. In fact, the second definition for it is goal.
00:04:53 But that's not all it means. And then the third definition for purposes, determination and resoluteness. And I think that's important to recognize if the first reason is the reason.
00:05:05 That's the first definition and the result. Our goal is a secondary definition and determination is 1/3 definition, a tertiary one,
00:05:16 that it's important to recognize something. See the purpose. The reason why you do something also drives towards your determination to complete that.
00:05:29 Something having a clear defined why helps you actually achieve your goals. If all you have his goals, you often will bounce from goal to goal and you won't ever really stick through to the end.
00:05:44 Also, sometimes what happens is you get frustrated because you change goals a lot, but you don't really have a clear reason or direction that you're heading in.
00:05:55 This is why I would argue that the purpose is in some ways more important than the goal. The emotional reason that the thing that you want to get out of the goal is more important than the goal itself.
00:06:10 As an example, Often times people will talk about financially. Ah, goal that they have is to get out of debt and they'll say that that's their purpose.
00:06:18 Their purpose is to get out of debt. But the truth is that's not their purpose. That is a goal.
00:06:24 The purpose is often that they want freedom. They want flexibility. They want to be able to do things with their money that right now they're not able to do because they're trapped in debt.
00:06:34 They want to provide security for their family. They want to be able to relax and not be stressed out and worried those emotional things are the purpose.
00:06:46 Describing it as having a sense of freedom is the purpose. And here's what's interesting. You can often begin to gain some of that purpose,
00:06:56 some of that emotion, some of that freedom before you've completed the goal. And in fact, there might be dozens of goals that would get you to that end result.
00:07:08 That idea of financial freedom. There's a lot of different ways you can go about getting there, and the way that you do it might be different between one person and the next person getting out of debt,
00:07:19 maybe part of it. It may be one step along the way, but it's not the in destination.
00:07:26 And if you tune in and recognize that larger purpose behind your goals, then often times you begin toe,
00:07:35 broaden your mind and look at ways that you can do things to even begin getting some of that that feeling today without having to finish the goal,
00:07:46 it helps you stick to the goal. When things get tough, it helps you pivot. If you need to pivot,
00:07:52 it helps you break out of the linear. Thinking of my life is nothing but doing point a than point B than point.
00:08:01 See and recognize the more important things, the deeper purposes behind what you do. And as you do that,
00:08:11 then the goals become easier. But the truth is what we often do. Instead, as we focus on 100% of our energy on coming up with the goals,
00:08:20 the next resolution, the next thing that we need to do, the next task that we need to put on our to do list and I'll be honest,
00:08:27 I do the same thing. It's easy for me to fill up. Ah, list of task. It's harder for me to spend the time and the emotional energy developing the deeper purpose behind why I want to do those task.
00:08:43 But I will tell you whatever folks do, that when they spend the time and the energy to do that,
00:08:49 then then they really begin to put goals on their list that have meaning. They put goals on their list that even though they may be harder than anything they've ever done before,
00:08:59 they end up following through and completing and they really change their life. Thanks for listening. Thanks so much for listening to the inspired stewardship podcast.
00:09:17 As a subscriber and listener, we challenge you to not just sit back and passively listen. But act on what you've heard and find a way toe Live your calling.
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00:09:58 your talent and your treasures develop your influence and impact world.

In today's episode, I talk with you about:

  • How the four-fold framework of this podcast can lead to a natural feedback loop of progress...
  • How if you think you can or you think you can't and fake it till you make it are both only partly true...
  • How you can identify limiting beliefs and begin to change them....
  • and more.....

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