Living With Purpose

Living with purpose is not the same as living on purpose. Whereas living on purpose means you live with the intention to accomplish certain things, living with purpose means you live in a way to do what you are meant to do.

You need to live on purpose in order to live with purpose.

Living with purpose requires one to know what they are living for or to do. This can be hard for some to figure out, because your purpose is not necessarily your job. You might be a teacher, but your purpose may be to help others expand their futures, or to help them learn and understand more. One purpose could be applied to or fulfilled through several different job types.

Knowing your purpose is important, because it will help you determine what you want to do. What is it that drives you? What do want to share with others? How do you share or offer that? Maybe you love to help others and feel needed by them. Maybe the best way you do that is by getting them all the parts and materials they need, quickly and efficiently, to do their projects. It’s not for the love of ordering parts; it’s for the love of helping others be successful.

Your goal: Determine your purpose. Is your current job allowing you to fulfill your purpose? If this is what would give you the most satisfaction out of life, then make sure you put yourself somewhere that offers that. Job hunt with your purpose in mind—not just your next paycheck.

What are your thoughts on living with purpose? What is your purpose? Share in the comments below.

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2 thoughts on “Living With Purpose

  1. I think these are such important questions to ask ourselves. Most people are going to spend a large percentage of their lives at work, so it’s very important to find something that fulfills your purpose.

    I was listening to a book on CD recently and heard the following basic statement (I’m paraphrasing). People who are working either have a job, a career, or a calling. While it often isn’t easy, I think pursuing your calling will result in far more long-term happiness.

    Unfortunately, there is often a lot of pressure to conform and get a job that makes other people comfortable. But I think we all have to follow our inner guidance and make the choice that’s best for us.

    • Hi Greg,

      I completely agree that too many people settle for what others deem appropriate or comfortable. I like the statement about a job, a career, or a calling. It’s a great way to think about it. I also believe that leads to long-term happiness.

      As always, great points to share!

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