Pursuing Our Purpose-Part 5: Defining Pursuit as Following and Catching Something Valuable

Now we can move on to addressing the three variations in defining the “pursuing” part of pursuing our purpose, as the third segment of my series on Preventing Procrastination, Prizing Prioritizing, and Pursuing Purpose.

This post is about the first of those three variations in meaning:

**To Pursue: to follow and try to catch or capture (someone or something)

for usually a long distance or time.**

I think this quote is especially relevant for this series. As we follow and try to “capture” our purpose in life, it isn’t something that’s going to happen immediately. It’s an effort that requires one step at a time. Each step forward on our journey brings us that much closer to attaining our goals, and capturing or fulfilling our purpose in life.


I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have;

if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there,

you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.

~Zig Ziglar


So what do you think about this definition as it relates to pursuing our purpose? Can you relate? Are you moving forward toward your goals and purpose in life?


COMING UP NEXT: Moving on to the second definition of “to pursue” as to try to get or do (something) over a period of time.

8 thoughts on “Pursuing Our Purpose-Part 5: Defining Pursuit as Following and Catching Something Valuable”
  1. I think it’s a great definition and something I feel that I personally am always doing. I guess that goes hand in hand with having not met my goal yet, I will always be pursuing it. I like the quote you share, I have a nasty habit of focusing to far into the future but have had to train myself to stop worrying about 6 months down the road and focus on what’s right in front of me.
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  2. I’m totally with you on this.Living in the moment is the way to achieve the most out of life.Both past and future take their own course but it is only the present that is within our control.
    Vinodini Iyer recently posted..The Closed Door

  3. I’ve had a lot of problems with this because my goals continually shift :/ I’m trying to learn to stick with and focus on a single important task.

  4. As is often quoted, appreciate each moment. That is all there is. Right now, I’m sitting quietly in my study, the sun is shining, I’m chewing gum after eating a breakfast of porridge, my back is aching and I’m occupied.

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