Pursuing Purpose INTENTIONALLY!
Welcome to Women with Intention Wednesday! I’m borrowing from my past blog series, Preventing Procrastination, Prizing Prioritizing, and Pursuing Purpose, to address the idea of pursuing our purpose intentionally!
As an educator and a writer, I like knowing the meaning of words when I use them, so from a handy online dictionary, let’s define purpose and intentionally:
**Purpose: the feeling of being determined to do or achieve something**
**Intentionally: deliberately, purposely, knowingly**
So putting this altogether, we can extrapolate the idea of deliberately, knowingly pursuing or equipping ourselves with the determination to do or achieve our goals.
I think the quote above 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 intentionally 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.”
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.”
“Everyone must choose one of two pains:
The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”
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 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 About YOU?
What do you think about this definition of purpose? Can you relate?
What are you determined to intentionally do or achieve that is related to your purpose in life?