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BSS How To Make a Difference by Tim Drake

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WHY IT’S IMPORTANT?

This is the big one. If you can nail this one, all the other parts of the process make more sense and are more satisfying to apply. A meaningful pattern emerges. You have passion, and any stress is positive, energizing stress rather than negative, debilitating stress.

Crucially, finding our purpose makes it much easier to unlock the potential lying dormant within us (as my daughter said, the eyes to enhance the picture that still lie poised within our pencils). The writer John Buchan made the same point, “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.”

As you can guess, finding our purpose is not easy. A small minority of people have known their purpose since ...

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