A couple months ago I did a podcast with the mental skills coach of the Boston Red Sox, Justin Su’a. It was one of my favorite interviews I’ve done myself as well as heard anywhere on the inter webs.
One thing we talked about was Purpose. Justin says that when his players define their purpose for playing ball and striving for excellence, their entire game changes. When every little drill, every practice, every meal, every chance to get some recovery, etc. is tied to their purpose they do so with more enthusiasm and effort. The small things don’t feel like a chore anymore, but rather are just a part of them pursuing their purpose.
We’ve all heard the term “Find Your Why” or “Find Your Purpose” before, but how many of us actually make time to sit down and think deeply about it? On the podcast, Justin gave us 3 questions to ask ourselves to help us dive in and define our purpose.
How to Find Your Purpose
1. Why do you do what you do?
2. What do you want to accomplish doing what you do?
3. What do you want to be remembered for doing what you do?