Life Purpose: Why Some People Just Don’t Get it
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Life purpose. Some people just don’t get it.
Then again, some people want everyone else’s life purpose to match theirs. This is really rather…normal. We live our lives by a certain theme and we cannot understand why someone else isn’t as passionate about that theme as we are.
If you’re a long-time fan of my personal blog or if you’ve read some of the more recent editions of my Third Degree Diary self-help journals, you know the story of how I discovered my life purpose and how I use it as a guideline for everything I do. You know, too, how much more smoothlymy life has been going since I started adhering to my life purpose rather than letting myself be talked into everyone else’s good cause.
My life purpose is to celebrate being different by connecting with the energies around me and sharing my experiences with others.
Every time I’ve ventured away from that one mission statement, both before–and yes, even after–I knew my life purpose, I’ve gotten my ass kicked. I learned the hard way to use life purpose as a rigid guideline that I do not step beyond. Much of this past year, I’ve been putting behind me things I’ve done in the past that did not match my life purpose–things that manifested over time even after learning my lessons, things long in the works and not easily ended–and if anything, seeing the cause and effect of not living by my life purpose has made me even more determined to hold the course….
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Our Purpose is clearly visable to those who seek the answers. I really enjoyed the way this article presents the case for purpose. Very often, a person seeks their Purpose at work. Far too often in fact. However, the connection between business success and business failure is obvious to those who want to scratch beneath the surface. It involves “purpose” and seeking goals above and beyond our trivial matters. In my new HR book, Wingtips with Spurs, the longest chapter in the book is devoted to the spirit and the successful career. It also covers the connectiveness of our actions and the important of spiritual wisdom.
To michaellgooch — Absolutely! and thanks for dropping by. That’s so right, too, about how people look for their purpose at work…trying to make their purpose fit the work they do rather than the other way around. I’ve found that every “big moneymaker” presented to me that wasn’t in my life purpose has cost me dearly.
Wow. This is a fantastic post about how to clearly define your life’s path. I know from experince that continually going off on tangents created by others onyl ever leads to dead ends and then you also have to get back on your own track. This is something I’ve been considering a lot lately and have done both physical and mental clearing work in an attempt to define my own purpose more clearly.
You have truly helped me to see, not only that I am right to do the things I have, but also to wish to.
I enjoyed your article. I’m wondering if there is a website that matches people together based on their life purpose to work on projects and create dream teams. Do you or anyone else know of any?