If X, then Y.

If fear, shift to purpose.

There is a fundamental principle in engineering that says if a certain set of conditions exist, then respond in a certain way. It is if X, then Y.

Living on purpose can be an abstraction. Sometimes it brings confusion rather than clarity. Yet, this “if X, then, Y” principle applies well to the art, science and sport of living on purpose. It can take out confusion and replace it with clarity, focus and direction about how to proceed in practical ways.

A simple example is, if X – there is desire to lose weight, feel lighter and more energized, then Y – more exercise and less food can be a great place to start.

Here is what comes up almost always in early conversations about living on purpose. I ask, do you want to live on purpose? The common answers are, “I don’t know what it is, I don’t know how to do it, and I don’t know what it means.” These are not answers to the question asked. They answer other questions.

In other words, if (X) the answer is NO… then (Y) it does not matter what it is, how to do it or what it means. On the other hand, if (X) the answer is YES, then other questions organize themselves perfectly.

When someone says YES, I want to live on purpose, the order to do it becomes so obvious. Follow the logic.

Yes, I want to live on purpose, but I don’t know what it is.
The very next step is to discover your purpose so you can live it.
But, I don’t know how to do it.
The very next step is to learn how.
But, I don’t know what it means.
In learning how, the “what it means” component reveals itself.

The MOST useful application of this principle is so simple:

         If fear, shift to purpose.
         If Purpose, create your Vision.

Of course, there is a requisite in those too. Your purpose and vision must be known to do it.

If you X want to live on purpose, then Y you must discover what it is, learn how to do it and it will reveal what it means to you all along the way.

For me, it keeps unfolding situation by situation, day by day and there seems no ceiling to the freedom, power, and inspiration it brings as I learn and live to the best of my ability “on purpose now and now and here and now.

If you find yourself with questions, I encourage you to reach out. The journey to living On Purpose is 100% possible. Let me help you start your path forward.