There’s a good chance that there are two things that are true for you. First, that you’re suffering from some degree of mental fatigue. And second, that you just denied it in your head as you read that last sentence. As a society, we have created a near-moralistic view of being mentally exhausted, but to overcome your mental fatigue and set yourself up for sustainable life-changing success, you need to acknowledge that it’s real, that it’s not a failing, and then take specific actions to address it. Here’s how.
The Obituary Test is a tool to help you identify and ground yourself in your purpose — and helps you answer the question, “What is the purpose of life?”
Understanding your purpose is the starting point. It tells you who you are and why you exist. But where are you going? The purpose of a strategy is to define what needs to be done to accomplish some goal or objective.
Whereas managers are programmed to need to feel important, authentic leaders are relentlessly focused on helping their teams accomplish important things.
Maintaining an exclusively organizational focus is where most transformation efforts go off the rails. Enterprise leaders fail to make transformation personal.