• Let’s talk about purpose.
  • It’s a word that gets thrown around a lot, and rarely understood. What is purpose? What does it mean to have a life purpose? First of all purpose means that we are devoted to something GREATER than ourselves.
    • GREATER than surviving and making money.
    • GREATER than looking good to other people.
    • Having a purpose means we are connected to something that will last beyond our death.
    • Purpose is a force of nature for a worthy cause that makes a real difference in the world – and only we can decide what that is.
  • The funny thing is – power of purpose becomes most obvious when we  LOSE our PURPOSE.
    • We become like ships adrift at sea, unsure of where we are going.
    • Without clear purpose, we become susceptible to falling off the path.
    • Without a purpose, things seem to stop mattering.
    • Nihilism takes hold.
    • We begin to make bad choices.
    • Who cares if we eat burgers and stop meditating? Nothing matters anyway!
    • Who cares if we show up 100% for our family? It’s not a big deal!
    • Feel like giving up on the things we are working on? Oh well!
  • These are the kind of things that we begin doing when we have lost sight of our purpose.
  • And still, when we HAVE PURPOSE, we become much more resilient.
    • In fact, it’s been shown that people who have a purpose can sustain much more pain.
    • Purpose acts as an analgesic that helps us persevere in the face of difficulty. That’s a complex of way of saying that purpose is a pain killer.
    • If we are connected to our purpose  – we won’t mind putting in the extra hours of work needed to get things handled.
    • If we have a purpose, we won’t be thrown off by a little argument or someone being rude to us – because we are connected to that higher purpose and the small stuff doesn’t matter.
    • Knowing our purpose  – and letting it inspire usf to the greatest heights of your potential.

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