Explore the value of Purpose
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
We don't beat the Grim Reaper by living longer, we beat the Reaper by living well and living fully, for the Reaper will come for all of us. The question is what do we do between the time we are born and the time he shows up.
There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It's why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.
The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy—invincible determination—a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.
Sir Thomas Buxton
What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
Henry David Thoreau
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
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Personal Stories About ‘Purpose’
Positive MomentsSubmitted by Mmalerato
I was young and never thought that it will all pass,through faith i made it.I was a victim of rape at the age of 15 years,6 months after the incident i founded out that i am infected by hiv.It was difficult but i came to a point of saying as i am crafted for a divine purpose it shall come to pass.I'm living...
A River Of Inspiration From The Hindukush MountainsSubmitted by Ahmed Hasan
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I was in my beginning days in Lahore, Pakistan, where I was ready to step into the practical field, just after...
Looking ForwardSubmitted by HappyHolly
All of my life i have struggled with finding what i wanted to do with my life. When i was little i used to change what i wanted to be when i grow up. I wanted to be a Ice skater,then dancer, a nurse many more. One day when i was a kindergartner, we had job day. I came home and asked my dad, "How will i know what...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Purpose’
Manyang Reath KherSubmitted by Amalia Kobelja
Manyang is incredible. We both attended the University of Richmond together, and he involved me in his story one day when he asked me to proofread a grant application for him when I was sitting next to him in the library. Since then, his genuine heart has been apparent in every conversation that I've had with...
La'porsha RenaeSubmitted by Layla
La'porsha is my hero because although I have never met her, the courage and perseverance she has soon through her hard times have given me how to do the same because as a 12 year old kid who has been abused as a baby and between to a pulp at school I need all the hope I can get. And seeing her do so well in...
Nico RSubmitted by
Nico is only 14, but he is already working at the local food bank and I've seen him helping strangers doing random things, crossing streets, carrying groceries, pushing wheelchairs. He does this all without expecting anything in return, and the most notable thing he ever told me is, "The thing I get from doing...
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DO YOUR PART
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO THY BEST
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
CLASS AND GRACE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
I think that many people are frustrated with the fast pace of today. The lacking value most can't pinpoint is purpose. Is what I am spending my time with useful, meaningful? The answer is individual. Facebook, money, work, friends you chose, etc. Is there purpose in this? Good and bad, there is always purpose.
Megan, North Carolina
"The purpose of life is to have a life of purpose."
Ayden Smith, Wahpeton, North Dakota
Do good, and you will feel good! I promise!
Janez Hacin, Geneva
Purpose points us in the right direction.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga
Purpose is why we are here. To make a difference in the lives of others.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins Ga
purpose is a drive that makes us move forward.