Pursuing Our Purpose-Part 7: Defining Pursuit as Involvement in an Activity

You have to wonder when there’s so much opposition to getting something written and published…almost as if someone/something does NOT want this series on Preventing Procrastination, Prizing Prioritizing, and Pursuing Purpose completed because it might actually help someone gain clarity and freedom! Well, phooey on that – no excuses – I *WILL* get this series completed, in spite of the unintentional 5-day hiatus when so many other things distracted and interfered!

SO…to wrap up this portion, we were learning the definitions of pursuing our purpose in life; quick summary with links to those posts, if you want to refresh your memory or read for the first time:

Purpose: (1) the reason why something is done or used; the aim or intention of something; (2) the feeling of being determined to do or achieve something.; and (3) the aim or goal of a person; what a person is trying to do or become.

To Pursue:  (1) to follow and try to catch or capture (someone or something) for usually a long distance or time; (2) to try to get or do something, usually over  a period of time ; and (3) to be involved in an activity.

*THIS post is about the third and final definition of pursuit: Involvement in an activity.*

So there you go…a pursuit is also involvement in an activity, something we want to do, which all fits in nicely with the idea of pursuing our purpose in life. Ideally, our purpose is likewise something we WANT to do, as it should be based on our gifts and abilities, and therefore be fulfilling and rewarding. As we fulfill our purpose in life, it should also make a different in the lives of those around us.

So now that we have gone through the definitions to understand this important part of pursuing our purpose (and I encourage you to go back and read those past posts I linked above, and feel free to comment on them), the remaining posts for the month will more fully describe how to discover our purpose and how to pursue it.

The next few posts will hopefully encourage you to begin – or start over – at the beginning in making the decision to identify and pursue your purpose, and then:

  • Decide to live differently
  • Be positive, give praise, and achieve victory
  • Let go and let God
  • Remember that your history is not your destiny

 “The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination;

it is essentially a part of it.”

~Charles DeLint

So what do you think about this final definition as it relates to pursuing our purpose? Can you relate? Are you looking forward to moving on with the rest of the series?

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4 comments to “Pursuing Our Purpose-Part 7: Defining Pursuit as Involvement in an Activity”

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  1. Amy - May 26, 2014 Reply

    Hi Karen! Great post! Isn’t it amazing how life can interfere so thoroughly with our plans? But it sounds like you are bouncing back and are diligently working to pursue yours again. Good luck with it all!
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  2. Alana - May 26, 2014 Reply

    Life interferes with our plans too often. But you aren’t giving up, and that’s the important thing. It is that perseverance that will make you succeed. Be positive – remember that history is not destiny- so true, and good points to remember.
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  3. Misty Spears - May 26, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for sharing and for taking time out to complete your series. I know how life can be. I’m looking forward to the rest of the month to learn about discovering our purpose and pursuing it.
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