Your purpose is your reason for being, for existing. It is what gets you up in the morning and provides meaning for your life. Often, our sense of purpose comes from our deepest essence – our core – and includes knowing who we are, where we come from, and where we are going.
Most people have a natural desire to contribute… to make a difference. Typically, our purpose is a combination of expressing our unique gifts or talents in a vocation (work, career or profession that is inspired) that contributes to others.
What about a self-serving purpose? This is possible and many people are driven in this way. However, the biggest challenge that results from this kind of purpose is a lack of fulfillment.
Fulfillment is the result of being on purpose in a way that makes a difference to others.