What Is My Purpose?

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.

3 thoughts on “What Is My Purpose?

  1. A beautiful moving piece on purpose, thank you. Living my purpose definitely gives me a reason for being, without purpose life to me is meaningless. Knowing who I am and where I am going has been in incredible journey. The more I know who I am, where I am going, and aligned with my purpose the more congruent I am. I can relate to the fulfillment being the result of being on purpose that makes a difference to others. What more is there then fulfillment?

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  2. Yes, I can relate to feeling lost waking up everyday and doing the daily routine. It was boring and life just seems so meaningless. I did not have much energy to move me into more action. On the other hand, having a purpose is so different. I have more energy and can do more and want to do more! And yes, I feel younger and definitely, happier!

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  3. I can definitely relate to not living my purpose and the effort it takes to get up every morning when every bone in your body wants to stay in bed or do something else – I felt like I was dying! Then the difference of living my purpose & doing what I love every day – I feel younger than I did before.

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