Trapper: Maybe this is why I was sent to Korea.
Hawkeye: Maybe, but I wouldn’t underestimate your draft board.
Trapper: Up until now I felt my being here was senseless. For
the first time I think I have a real reason for being here.
For most of my life I have been driven by a clear purpose which has come from a strong calling from a young age. Yet, there was a season in my life before that calling became a reality when I found myself in an interim job where I lacked any real sense of purpose. The difference between then and now is that without purpose I was unmotivated and lacked incentive, but with purpose I am highly motivated and have a clear vision for the future. I believe John Maxwell is right when he says, “Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life.” Discovering your vocation or mission is like having the fuel that drives an engine. Purpose gives you focus, energy and passion to pursue your particular calling, leading to a life of meaning and fulfillment. Leaders with purpose build successful teams by inspiring those they lead to discover and fulfill their purpose also.