The Meaning of Purpose
To understand your purpose in life, you first must understand the meaning of the word. The word, Purpose, is defined as the reason for which something is done or created. To find our purpose is to find our destination. This journey to our purpose (or destination) is called our destiny, which is defined as the events that will necessarily happen to a person in the future.
Your purpose could be to educate children so that they are better prepared to face life’s challenges. Or your purpose could be to write the song or book that helps someone cope with the loss of a loved one. Once you are aware of your purpose, your mind will start to seek the path that will help you to get there.Once you are aware of your purpose, your mind will start to seek the path that will help you to get there. Click To Tweet
I encourage you to read my free eBook HOW TO FIND YOUR PASSION AND LIVE YOUR PURPOSE from front to back and to answer all the questions. If you don’t have an answer for one of the questions, pause for a moment to reflect on it. But don’t think too hard, the mind harshly criticizes most decisions of the heart. Meaning, for every thought you have of stepping outside of your comfort zone, your mind can easy think of 4 to 5 reasons for you to stay where you are. Growing up, we use to call this behavior, “psyching yourself out.” You must learn to take negative thoughts into captivity that arise when you’re in pursuit of your purpose. “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor 10:4-5)
I was motivated to write this eBook after watching a TED talk video, by renowned film producer Adam Leipzig, titled How to find your life purpose in 5 minutes. The simplification of which he spoke of such a mystifying topic, lead me to examine my own life’s purpose and dreams.
Adam talked about a class reunion he attended where he made an astounding discovery:
80% of his reunion classmates were unhappy with their current lives.
He stated that most of the 80% would say things like “I feel as though I’ve wasted my life” or “I don’t know what my life is all about.”
80% of people say things like “I feel as though I’ve wasted my life” or “I don’t know what my life is all about.”
Most of his classmates had the same things in common, like having their first house, and their second house, and about having their first spouse, and their second spouse. But mostly what the 80% had in common was that they were unhappy with their lives. Unhappy, because of not knowing or not following their purpose.
But who was happy, you guessed it, the 20%? The happier 20% knew something that the 80% didn’t. They knew their purpose.
The happier 20% of people know something that the 80% don’t. They know their purpose.
Some people wander through life with dissatisfaction and unhappiness because they have never taken the time to define or determine their own life’s purpose or bother to pursue it. Being able to know your purpose in life means connecting with your inner self and realizing your goals and what you were meant to do. It also means finding out why you were meant to do it.
Once you understand your purpose, your life will begin to take on a whole new meaning. When you’re clear about your purpose, you will then find the strength to carry you during to your journey.
Question: What group are you in, the 80% or 20%?
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