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Power of Purpose

The Power of Purpose

July 05, 20243 min read

“Behind every success there must be a purpose and that is what makes purpose so important to your future.”—Albert E.N. Grey

I’ve been thinking a lot about purpose lately.  A great many of us long to find our purpose and purpose takes on even more meaning as we get older.  In the grand tapestry of life, each of us is woven with unique threads of potential, passion, and dreams. As we embark on the journey towards success, we often hear stories of individuals who have achieved greatness against all odds. But what truly sets apart these extraordinary achievers from the rest of us? It is the guiding force, the north star that propels them forward—their purpose. Behind every remarkable success lies a deep-rooted sense of purpose, an unwavering belief in a higher calling.  So, what defines purpose and more importantly, how do we discover our purpose?  For that matter, how do we “rediscover” our purpose.  Let’s take a look at six key factors that can help guide us towards realizing our purpose.

1.    Discovering Your Purpose:

The first step towards harnessing the power of purpose is to embark on a soul-searching journey of self-discovery.  Unearth the passions that ignite the fire within you, and ask yourself the profound questions:  What brings you joy?  What do you care deeply about?  What would you pursue wholeheartedly, even in the face of obstacles? By delving into your innermost desires, you will begin to unravel the essence of your purpose—the reason why you exist, the mark you wish to leave on the world.

2.    Purpose:  The Driving Force:

Purpose acts as the driving force behind every significant accomplishment. It serves as a powerful motivator, pushing you to persevere through the toughest challenges and to overcome seemingly insurmountable hurdles.  When you have a clear sense of purpose, setbacks become stepping stones, failures become opportunities for growth, and every moment becomes a chance to align yourself with your vision.

3.    Empowerment and Resilience:

Having a strong sense of purpose infuses us with an incredible sense of empowerment. It helps to build resilience and instills an unshakable belief in our own personal capabilities. The pursuit of success may involve trials and tribulations, but a purpose-driven individual views these as mere temporary setbacks on the path to greatness.

4.    Making a Difference:

Your purpose is intrinsically linked to your ability to make a positive impact on the lives of others and the world at large. The success that emerges from a profound purpose is not self-serving; rather, it becomes a beacon of inspiration for others. When you embark on your journey with a higher calling in mind, you uplift and inspire those around you to do the same.

5.    Aligning Decisions and Actions:

With purpose as your guiding compass, you gain clarity in decision-making. You discern what truly matters to you and learn to prioritize accordingly. Purpose helps you direct your time, energy, and resources towards endeavors that align with your vision. This alignment of actions and intentions paves the way for extraordinary achievements and fulfillment.

6.    Nurturing a Sense of Fulfillment:

Beyond mere success, purpose infuses every accomplishment with deep-seated fulfillment. The pursuit of success without purpose can leave you feeling empty, as if something essential is missing. However, when your actions are rooted in purpose, every step becomes gratifying, and each milestone achieved carries with it a profound sense of satisfaction.

By placing our intention on these six factors we can use this as a guide to live a more purpose driven life.  Behind every success story, there is an individual who has harnessed the boundless power of purpose. Purpose provides the fuel that propels you beyond the ordinary, transforming dreams into realities and aspirations into achievements. So, embrace the journey of self-discovery, uncover your true purpose, and let it drive you towards a future of unparalleled success and fulfillment. Remember, purpose is not a destination; it's a lifelong journey that will continually shape and enrich your path to greatness. Trust in the profound significance of purpose, and you'll unlock the limitless potential within you, making your journey towards success an extraordinary one.

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David Ahearn is a comedian, author and host who travels around the world teaching the Art of Communication.

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