The Purpose of Purpose

My purpose last weekend was taking a hike on Angel Island

There are two types of people in the world: people who have a solid purpose and those who drift through life without any real direction.

Within these two groups of people you’ll see everyone from business men in power suits, to mother’s nurturing their infants – and often the people with purpose aren’t the ones you’d immediately guess.

In the amazing audio of The Strangest Secret Earl Nightingale explains how the happiest, most successful people in the world are those who know their purpose in life and are avidly pursuing it. Whether their purpose is to run the best gas station in town, have the happiest marriage possible, or build a billion dollar company that changes the world.

Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it. -James Allen

The beauty of purpose is that it evolves over time as you mature and change. Your purpose in college could be making all A’s & graduating with honors, your purpose after college could be landing a job & climbing the corporate ladder to position X, your purpose in your mid thirties could be to find life partner and settle down – nothing is set in stone and purpose is wholly dependent on the person’s mind it sprouts from.

The most important part of purpose

… is simply to have one. To know yours and to truly love the goal you’re aiming for, even if it takes a lot of swings before you hit the ball out of the park.

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