Pursuing Our Purpose-Part 3: Defining Purpose As Determination to Achieve Something

Yesterday was the originally scheduled date for this post, but I happened to be visiting a friend out of town (long overdue visit–working on priorities again!) for most of the day.

So now, moving right along here on defining “pursuing purpose,” the third section of my series, Preventing Procrastination, Prizing Prioritizing, and Pursuing Purpose.

This post is about:

**Purpose: the feeling of being determined to do or achieve something.**

I think this quote is timely and relevant. If we backtrack to the past posts on tearing down the stronghold of procrastination and tackling priorities, this quote has the same sense of aggressiveness and proactive steps toward accomplishing great things…as it says! 😉

Once we decide our purpose in life is something we are determined to achieve, we need to focus on our strengths and develop those more fully, rather than getting hung up on our weaknesses and failures. Once we overcome obstacles, we can continue moving forward in that pursuit.

 “We often work so hard on trying to overcome our weaknesses,

that we never develop our strengths.”

~~Joyce Meyer

So we have to back up our feelings of determination by actively moving forward to do whatever we need to do in order to reach our goals and fulfill our purpose or destiny.  All the good intentions in the world don’t matter if we don’t ACT on them.

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.

The gift is yours — it is an amazing journey — and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.

~~Bob Moawad

Everyone must choose one of two pains:

The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”

~~Jim Rohn

When I think of things I’m determined to do or achieve, it is amazing how many of them are tied in with exactly what I’ve discussed in the previous posts about procrastinating and prioritizing. I am determined to overcome things like procrastinating, clutter, lack of confidence, and low self-esteem, and to accomplish things like writing more books (have one so far and at least two more in the works!), completing more sewing and crafts projects, and promoting my K-Lee’s Kreations business more.


So what do you think about this definition of purpose? Can you relate? What are you determined to do or achieve that is related to your purpose in life?

COMING UP: Our next post will address the third related meaning of purpose, which is the aim or goal of a person; what a person is trying to do or become.

Pursuing Our Purpose-Part 2: Defining Purpose As Why We Do Something<< >>Pursuing Our Purpose-Part 4: Defining Purpose As Our Goals

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3 comments to “Pursuing Our Purpose-Part 3: Defining Purpose As Determination to Achieve Something”

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  1. Francene Stanley - May 19, 2014 Reply

    I agree with the aim of strengthening ourselves–making ourselves better. We each have weaknesses, but if we focus on the next step we will overcome.

  2. Edie Dykeman - May 19, 2014 Reply

    I agree we should focus more on our strengths rather than our weaknesses, but it sure is tough to do at times. Another interesting post in a great series. I’m getting a lot out of these posts.
    Edie Dykeman recently posted..How to Keep Your Elders Safe and Clutter Free

  3. Stephanie L. - May 20, 2014 Reply

    Oftentimes, we will finally slow down enough to SEE that it is us who has the power to create change in our life simply by changing our beliefs, redirecting our mental energy towards “what we want, not what we don’t want,” and by making changes in this NOW moment that will eventually add up and change our FUTURE.

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