Purpose Of Life Quotes (606 quotes)
3 Unexpected Ways to Find Your Life Purpose
C onnected, curious, and courageous, we can channel our energy into things that are meaningful and find meaning in things that trigger pain. We can focus our creativity on building a flourishing future instead of frittering it away maintaining patterns from the past. Our guiding light is our life purpose. We cannot thrive until we discover it; and we cannot fail to thrive as long as we align ourselves with it every day. Lasting happiness can never come from achieving goals, no matter how audacious, because the glow from every success—whether it is winning Olympic gold or a golden Oscar—fades eventually. However, every problem we have is an opportunity to discover more about our purpose, providing us with a joy that shines brighter with every passing day. Should you keep your safe job or leave it to follow your bliss?
Do you feel lost or as if something is missing in your life? Maybe you want to make a bigger difference in the world than you feel you are, but you aren't sure how. So many of us walk through life, feeling numb and desperate for a deeper connection, but aren't sure how to get it. The two greatest days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out what your purpose is, but if you don't know what your purpose is than you don't know why you are here, and it can be hard to keep going. I know this feeling all too well.
Years ago, I was living the American dream as it had been sold to me. I had a high-powered career at Disney, a big house, the best cars, a wife and two amazing children. I was working for a great company, but I sat at my desk every day from overcome by the frustration of stifled potential. What choice did I have, though? I had a family to support and a mortgage to pay.
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Without a life purpose as the compass to guide you, your goals and action plans may not ultimately fulfill you. After working with more than a million people all over the world, I have come to believe that each of us is born with a unique life purpose. Identifying, acknowledging, and honoring this purpose is perhaps the most important action successful people take.
For decades, psychologists have studied how long-term, meaningful goals develop over the span of our lives. The goals that foster a sense of purpose are ones that can potentially change the lives of other people, like launching an organization, researching disease, or teaching kids to read. Purpose is adaptive, in an evolutionary sense. It helps both individuals and the species to survive. It also grows from our connection to others, which is why a crisis of purpose is often a symptom of isolation.