Purpose is an interesting topic that can be seen differently by different people but really, it’s a simple concept.
What gets you out of bed?
Have you found the thing that lights your fire every day?
Some days can be difficult and other days can be a total joy but if you have purpose then the highs and the lows tend to be closer together giving us a far more even keel in mood and happiness.
Have you been tested in this way?
Did your sense of purpose help you get through this?
What the writer is referring to is that sense of clarity and wisdom or self-understanding. But how do we achieve this especially when we are young? When we may not have got the understanding of who we are yet this can be difficult but there are 3 ways in which we can find purpose in life, and these are:
1.Gradually over time (this is the slow game, gaining wisdom over time)
2.Event which forces out purpose (e.g. family member gets sick and needs support)
Learning from others to speed up your understanding (e.g. mentor, professor, older family member)
Goals can sometimes be the obstacle to success but a sense of purpose decouples these things so we can focus on the purpose or general direction in life – therefore we don’t get so hung up on the goals and pursue the purpose.
Are you more organic and just use your general sense of purpose to guide you towards what you consider success?
I’m keen to hear your take on this….hit me up with a comment below.