Pursuing Our Purpose-Part 6: Defining Pursuit As Trying to Do Something Over Time
Welcome back (or welcome for the first time) to my series on Preventing Procrastination, Prizing Prioritizing, and Pursuing Purpose. We have been exploring the meanings of the “pursuing” part of pursuing our purpose, the third segment of this series.
If you would like to review the definitions for purpose, start with this post about purpose as the “why” behind what we do.
This post is about the second of three variations in meanings for pursuing:
**Pursuing: trying to get or do (something) over a period of time.**
This is another quote that seems especially relevant. Each step forward is exactly that: a step FORWARD, moving us closer to realizing our goals and fulfilling our purposes in life. Any day we’re not going backward– or worse, standing still stagnating and not growing–is a good day.
For instance, take a look at this picture:
Yuck, right? This slimy green pond with stagnant water in it–we know this is a condition we don’t want in our lives! Yet it’s amazing how many times we allow fear, self-pity, poor self-image, indecision, lack of motivation, procrastination, inability or unwillingness to prioritize our priorities, and numerous other things, to stop us in our tracks.
Instead of moving forward, we fall backward–or we just stay still and stagnate! Even a baby step forward toward pursuing our purpose is better than allowing our lives to become stale, stagnant, and full of dead leaves and other debris!
I think some “spring cleaning” and “de-cluttering” might just be part of the process of pursuing our purpose in life!
“If you don’t like something change it;
if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
So what do you think about this definition as it relates to pursuing our purpose? Can you relate? Do you feel like you really are a bit closer to realizing your goals and fulfilling your purpose in life than you were yesterday, a month ago, a year ago? Do you need to de-clutter and get rid of some “debris” from your life?
COMING UP NEXT: Moving on to the third definition of “pursuing” as being involved in (an activity).