What is Your North Star?

by Michael Berry on January 25, 2015

Successful entrepreneurs know what makes them get out of bed in the morning. They know what drives them to take the risks they take and to experience the results they create. They know what makes the journey, with its ups and downs and difficulties and surprises, worth the effort.

They know what their North Star is.

Your North Star isn’t a goal, accomplishment or destination. Your North Star is the guiding principle you abide by for the goals, accomplishments and destinations you choose to pursue.

It can be called your “words to live by” or “what you believe in”. It can be any of an infinite number of things: being of service to others, living a life with no regrets, being a risk-taker, being of influence to the lives of children, assisting those in need, being the best you can be, helping the elderly, connecting on a deep level with those around you, living peacefully in harmony with the planet, creating a green-friendly world—the list is endless.

There are many ways to take the path in the direction of your North Star. You can be of service to others in many different ways: feeding the homeless, tutoring high school kids, teaching those who can’t how to read, house-sitting for a friend, carpooling, blogging, contributing your time and money to a charity you support, or sharing a meal with a shut-in. All of these activities lead to the same North Star: being of service to others.

Finding your North Star is a wonderful thing. When you’ve chosen what your North Star is for you, it can serve as a stable life principle as you make choices for what you wish to do with your time.

Most importantly, your North Star can become a major source of peace, happiness, satisfaction and purpose for your life. In many instances, finding your North Star can be a major life-changing event. It can provide meaningful direction for the rest of your life.

 Personal development is our business and our life.
Michael Berry
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.

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Julie K Beachum November 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Appreciate you sharing this What is Your North Star?, Michael. You always provide very informative information! Julie

Jane Araguel November 5, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I think your north star is what drives you. Like for the entrepreneurs you have mentioned know the reason as to why they wake up early and start working. Knowing your north gives you determination to achieve your goals.

Michael Berry November 8, 2011 at 8:35 am

Yes it does Jane.

Michael Berry November 5, 2011 at 10:50 am

You got it. Thanks for your comments.

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