It’s important to have a purpose. I have seen lives filled with loneliness and despair when no specific purpose has been embraced. Without purpose, what’s the point of getting up every day? Life can’t be just about growing-up, getting a job, taking a few vacations, retiring, and dying, can it?
Is that why we are here on earth? I believe that we are each on earth for a special purpose.
Purpose demands focus, determination, and intention. It is the centre of our existence.
Why is purpose so important?
A purpose sets the entire context for our lives. Without a clearly defined purpose, we are just a haphazard combination of goals and non-goals and actions and non-actions meandering through space and time.
A purpose is a master plan for our life. Knowing our purpose helps us define our goals. It helps us avoid getting lost in the routine of daily life by keeping our eyes on the target. It can make life much more enjoyable and effortless.
Purpose is not something that others choose for us; rather, it is something we must choose for ourselves. It emerges from an exploration of what we value most. When we are defining our purpose in life, it is important to not worry about how we will go about achieving it.
When we identify and commit to our intentions, the opportunities and methods for achieving our purpose will begin to show up. In fact, they are often already in our lives, but we may not have noticed them because we were not paying attention. Defining our purpose helps us focus.
As long as your purpose fills you with passion, it can be simple and safe or grandiose and daring.
My purpose is to help bring hope and healing to the world. All of my activities, intentions, and goals emerge from this basic purpose.
What’s your purpose? If you don’t already know it, take time right now to define it.
I am Tshepiso Lerato Phosa, born on purpose, living in purpose, in love with purpose!