I don’t remember the exact day I came to know of Jeff Goins, but I’m so thankful our paths crossed. He is the author of the book Wrecked and has put together the Wrecked Vision trip to Guatemala that I will be leaving for in a few days.
I was thankful awhile back to catch up with him for a quick phone interview. And I wanted to repost his words of wisdom again as I prepare to be wrecked, yet again, in Guatemala.
He’s the best-selling author of “Wrecked ~ when a broken world slams into your comfortable world.” He has a successful blog, GoinsWriter.com, that inspires many to write and has recently launched a writing course at Tribe Writers. And while he is talented in many areas, he always seems to find a way to serve others in all he does.
Listen in to the wisdom Jeff shares about living with purpose.
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Jeff Goins – 5 thoughts about being wrecked on purpose
1. Have you always known you were called to write to serve others?
“the gifts closest to us, we tend to ignore”
“dreams are not about looking forward, but often about looking backward”
“my purpose is not something I do, it’s what I am”
2. In “You are a Writer” you talk about stepping into your calling, can you expound?
“it’s not about claiming your calling, it’s about stepping out of your insecurities”
“many gifted people are avoiding what they are called to do because they are afraid”
3. In your recent post “The Unexpected Path to Finding Your Dream“, you say most of us are asking — what am I supposed to do?
“if you are called, it’s about an act of faith”
“you have to put in the hours to accomplish where you need to be”
“pack your bags and start moving”
4. Can you expand on being committed long term to leading a wrecked life?
“being wrecked is more than a feel-good mission”
“being wrecked is a discipline – it will change with your seasons of life”
“you have to do the hard thing — choose discomfort”
“take the first scary step into the unknown to a story that is bigger than you”
5. What is your trick to balancing your commitments and priorities?
“life is tension — learn to live in the tension”
“if you do the work — you will see the results”
“I don’t believe in balance, I live by my core values”
What are your thoughts on being wrecked on purpose?