If you accept, your mission is to follow your vision.

Feelings show us the direction to follow.© José Carlos Pires Pereira

Feelings show us the direction to follow.
© José Carlos Pires Pereira

If you don’t know where you’re headed, you’re most likely not advancing…

We all need an objective, a magnetic north, or a vision of where we want to go, to help us set the course for our journey in life.

If we don’t know where we’re going, we will soon feel lost and disheartened. It’s pretty much the same whether it’s an individual, a group or an organization. If it feels like we’re circling without a clear purpose, then we feel the emptiness of missing something…

You don’t have to see the North Pole, but you need the needle of the compass to reassure you that you’re moving in the right direction. If you feel good, you’re warm. If you feel happy, you’re warmer. And, if you’re passionate about what you’re doing, then you’re on a hot trail.

Since we’re all unique, each one of us will fulfill their lives only by recognizing and traveling on their own distinctive trails. The stuff you do along the way with passion is also known as your mission in life —it’s what you were meant to do.

But, can we get an idea of how the North Pole looks like? Or better, is it possible to sketch a vision of our destination?

Again, it’s a question that may be answered through your feelings: What brings you joy?

The first thing that comes to my mind is that I enjoy being with friends. In an ideal setting, we’d be asking and telling each other our dreams and how we’ve fared so far, chatting about our children, our work, our friends, our trips, and so many unimportant things in between… No need for heady subjects, no need to pose… we can be ourselves.

Why not have a friendlier environment at work?

As a matter of fact, nowadays, the vision of a friendlier workplace is mandatory. We can’t hide behind the excuse that we didn’t know. Modern Psychology has proven that creativity and innovation, as well as performance, are enhanced within a nice environment. It’s obvious and plain old common sense.

The golden rule is to be nice to others. And, haven’t we been preached upon (literally) for centuries to treat others as we would treat ourselves? Isn’t compassion the one thing all religions concur that will make us happy?

A unifying vision is to have compassion with all other living things.

(or, to be nice, to feel for others…)

Once we grasp this simple objective, we can reverse engineer what we need to do to achieve this goal. For example, you’ll find that in order to have happy faces in the workplace, among other things, the company has to be doing well financially… which in turn means that it has to have happy customers that value our products and services.

And, customers are happy when we give them more than they expect.

How about helping the community and taking sustainability actions? Wouldn’t our customers like to be around us? Wouldn’t we also be happier?

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