February 13, 2006

Good day, team,

The coach’s challenge this week comes from a quote by famed author Mark Twain. When I read his words recently, they inspired me.

“Now and then a man stands aside from the crowd, labors earnestly, steadfastly, confidently, and straightaway becomes famous for wisdom, intellect, skill, greatness of some sort. The world wonders and admires, idolizes, and it only illustrates what others may do if they take hold of life with a purpose. The miracle or the power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry application and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit.”

This week’s challenge is to find some purpose in the work you do. It doesn’t have to be large or grandiose. It can be as simple as “My purpose is to create a healthier work environment for my team” or “My purpose is to stay gainfully employed so that I can continue to support my family and sustain what’s most important to me” or “I purposefully approach each task with presence and mindfulness so that I can do my best in everything.”

Think about your purpose in life as it relates to your job. It may serve to inspire you to take a new, refreshing look at how your daily work serves a higher purpose.

Have a great week!


Kathleen Doyle-White
Pathfinders Coaching
(503) 296-9249

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