A specific purpose is something we can work towards, and when it is achieved, it gives us a sense fulfillment. We are motivated and inspired by our purpose to reach our goals.
Our purpose is our anchor. It keeps us from drifting back and forth and points us towards the path to fulfilling our heart’s desires.
When we have a destination in our minds, we get directions. However, when we have a purpose we get specific results. This is the advantage of having a purpose in your life. Because we have something to chase, we will see results.
There is no purpose without a goal. It is very difficult to see concrete results in these situations. A purpose-driven mentality allows us to achieve very specific results by narrowing down and clearly identifying what we want.
- Encourage faith in our ability to achieve.
- This forces us to map out our steps/our route/our schedule.
- This gives us a clear picture of what we want to accomplish so that we can make better decisions and revise our plans.
- Focus and control over chaos and confusion.
We can identify our purpose and have a mission. It is a way to be championed, putting us on the offensive and helping us recognize our potential, see opportunities, and believe we can achieve what we want. This positive outlook allows us to be more rational about what we do, and it encourages us to continue pursuing our goals.
This self-esteem will help us to see the value in our purpose, and not just why we do it. It becomes clearer what it means and how it affects others and the wider world. It shows us the rewards and recognition that we can get, which motivates us to keep going.
A clear, concise purpose will help us move forward towards achieving our goals. Instead of wandering from one project to another without ever feeling accomplished, we can have a solid foundation to get there.
The scope, breadth and depth of our mission are determined by the purpose we choose. We can lose faith if we don’t know what we want, how we will get it, or what to do.
We must plan when we have a specific purpose.
It’s like taking the journey of a lifetime to achieve your purpose. You get to see or do something that you have only dreamed about. We don’t usually set out without a plan or direction.
Rarely do we get it right, but that is because we planned it so (we wanted to be free from all the stress and have fun). This meant that you had to plan and think about what result you wanted.
Even if we go on an unplanned trip or embark on a big adventure, we often find ourselves wandering around.
Even though we may enjoy ourselves, these are often times when our true goals were to have fun and not be restricted. This means that there was still an objective being pursued.
When we plan a trip, or create an agenda, it is common to have a plan. Planning does NOT mean being inflexible.
Planning is about assessing what we have, what we know and how we can use it to make our journey a success. Planning is about being specific and clear about your long- and short-term goals as well as the end results you seek.
This gives us a clear vision of what we are trying to achieve
It’s hard to plan how to get to the destination if we don’t know what we want. Also, we often encounter detours in our travels. Detours can also be encountered when we try to fulfill our dreams.
If we have a clear vision of our dream, and are able to articulate it clearly, we will be better equipped to develop our action plan. This gives us the “How To …” manual” with the best steps to achieving our goals. It will be possible to track our progress.
We will be able to make decisions and/or revise as we encounter obstacles or problems. If necessary, we can reevaluate our steps, adjust them, or simply turn around to start over.
We will also understand the impact of our decisions on our time and efforts towards achieving our end goal.
We can make positive progress by clearly identifying where we are going and creating a task list.
If our vision is not clear in our minds’ eye, we cannot see what needs to be done to get there.
Focuses on the present and provides a sense of control instead of chaos and confusion
Clarity can be gained by identifying the purpose that we are seeking. Knowing exactly what we want and where our limits allow us to take control of our lives and pursue our goals.
Having an action plan that clearly outlines the steps and provides instructions to follow allows us to be confident in our dreams and goals. Instead of being lost in the chaos, not knowing where to begin or stop, we can effectively channel our efforts and direct our efforts to achieve our goals.
Being in control gives us the ability to direct our lives towards the results we want. We are dependent on others if we lose control. It is much more difficult to achieve what we want than what others want. Knowing what you want will help you take charge.
We wait for others to direct and guide us. When we have clear expectations and a purpose, we can become self-guided, and we are more likely to make the effort that will get us the results we want.