Purpose of Life
Purpose of Life
|The purpose of life is a life of purpose. -Robert Byrne
What do you think about your life’s purpose? Every now and then I contemplate what that means to me. I read the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren many many years ago and really thought I had a sense of my world back then. I need to read it again because I am at a different place in my life and I do not think it will mean the same to me. There is a great deal that I can get from it because there are some basic concepts that are really universal when it comes to finding your purpose and growing personally. However, I feel that I have grown spiritually and there are some limiting beliefs in the Purpose Driven Life that I no longer prescribe to.
With that in mind, I can definitely continue to grow and learn about who I am today from reading it again. That book although very popular is not the only book out there to help us work through how we feel about our life’s purpose. Do a simple google search on “life purpose books” and you will be overwhelmed with the choices available to you. In addition to a multitude of books, there are Youtube videos, Ted Talks, articles upon articles all trying to help us through this thing called life.
If you want to start now, start simple. Pull out your journal and start writing. Think about what purpose means to you. Do you know what yours is? What are your thoughts on it? Start with yourself and then expand out if you feel the need. There is no rush. It is all about your comfort and what you what to do. There is no shame in not knowing or not thinking about it before this.
Having a sense of direction where there is none will help you with managing stressful situations in your life. Not beating yourself up if you do not have one will help even more.