Archive for June, 2010

Definining “Purpose”

There is the grand purpose that answers the question “Why am I here?”  The answer is what gets you out of bed in the morning.  It’s what motivates you to take care of the string of little things because the big one is on the other end. Your Grand Purpose is the Star upon which you train your eye and your body  follows. You may or may not be able to identify your Grand Purpose, but it’s there.  It’s always there.  You get a sense of it even when you can’t define what “it” is.  Grand Purpose goes by other names like “calling,” “life’s work,” “mission.”  What they all have in common is the scale of meaning.  It encompasses the whole of your life even when you are not focused on it.  Indeed, even when you are unaware it exists.

Then there is your ever-changing mini purpose,”What should I be doing right now?”  … Am I doing it?