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The signature of purpose

“You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world.”

― Woodrow Wilson

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Purpose drives happiness.   What do you think you purpose is?   Is your purpose defined by what you do?  Is your purpose doing well in school?  Is your purpose to help other people?   What do you think your purpose is?

For many people this idea of purpose isn’t something to be examined because examining it reveals a sense of emptiness, that life is without meaning.   Purpose is the definition of what gives meaning to life for you.

Purpose is something you do.   Purpose is something you are.   When you live your purpose you are producing results that are useful.    When you are able to fulfill your purpose you’ll probably find happiness and joy.  You’ll experience a richer and more vibrant life.   You’ll feel alive and energized.   It doesn’t mean that life will be easy and there won’t be struggles, part of life is the experience of challenge and difficulty and discovering ways to overcome those challenges.

The signature of purpose is an experience of satisfaction, significance and happiness in your life.  If you’re not experiencing deep satisfaction in what you do and who you are take a look at your purpose, it may need to be adjusted.

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From the inside out …

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Life in the fast lane, life in the slow lane and life in the ditch, where is yours?

Some people are thrilled the way their life is going and some aren’t.   Some people are struggling each day to fit any piece of the puzzle of life together and others look like they have the puzzle completed.

The real puzzle isn’t what is seen on the outside, it is what is happening on the inside.   This is where life takes place, in the heart and in the soul.   Some people appear to have everything anyone could imagine and it could be that those are the very people who are struggling the most.    The calm exterior, the smiling face, the strong laugh, the unending positive story could be real or it could be a façade to a life that is empty and without meaning.

Living on the inside to make life on the outside great is a difficult task to achieve.   Living fully from the inside out means that you believe in who you are and where you are going.    Start making choices that boost the self-esteem and as a result leave you in a position where you have choices rather than having choices being made for you by others.

What does your life look like from the inside out?