Week 1 – The longest journy starts with the first step

Have you ever felt like you were taking a drink out of a fire hydrant?

That is what this week felt like to me. There has been so much great stuff rushing at me so quickly and yet I wanted to drink up every bit of it.

The major assignment for me this week was writing a first draft of my DMP which is my “definite major purpose.” If you have never taken the time to do this, it something everyone should do. This is not a “to do” list or a glorified goals list.

So many times in life we have goals that truly don’t connect to our purpose. We want to pay off debt, buy a new car, have a new house, a certain amount in savings for retirement, yet none of those give us long-term lasting purpose. A DMP strikes at the heart by asking you “why are you here, what have you been made to do, what is that thing that if you do it, will give you the most fulfillment out of in this life.” This exercise has been very challenging but I must say very rewarding. I know my draft has a ways to go, but it has made me think at a deeper level than I have in the past and has challenged me to ask myself some hard questions.

I greatly appreciate that this opportunity (MKMMA) has presented itself to me now, at a time in my life when I can make corrections. The will assure when I reach the end of my life I ca be at a place I will be proud to be. The last thing I want to do is reach the top of the ladder only to realize it was leaned against the wrong house. This is “Week 1” of a journey that I know will last for far longer than 26 weeks. It will last for the rest of my life and I am looking forward to seeing it unfold in the weeks to come.