something to believe in, something for which
one can have whole-hearted enthusiasm. One needs to feel
that one's life has meaning, that one is needed in this world.
first principle of ethical power is purpose.
By purpose, I don't mean
your objective or intention--something toward which you are always
striving. Purpose is something bigger. It
is the picture you have of yourself--the kind
of person you want to be or the kind of life you want to lead.
person without a purpose is like a
ship without a rudder -- waif, a nothing,
a no body. Have a purpose in
life, and, having it, throw such strength
of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.
Each of our acts makes a statement as to
is no road to success but through a clear strong purpose.
Nothing can take its place. A purpose
culture, position, attainment of every part.
forget that the purpose for which a we live is the improvement
of ourselves, so that we may go out of this world having,
in our great sphere or our small one, done some little good for
our fellow creatures and labored a little to diminish
the sin and sorrow that are in the world.
|This is the true joy in
life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself
as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are
on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a
little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world
will not devote itself to making you happy.
have a purpose that is worthwhile, and that is steadily being
accomplished, that is one of the secrets of life that is worth
|It is as if a king had sent you to a country to
carry out one
special, specific task. You go to the country
and you perform
a hundred other tasks, but if you have not
performed the task
you were sent for, it is as if you have done
nothing at all.
So people have come into the world for
particular tasks, and
that is our purpose. If we don't
perform it, we will have done nothing.
allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on
with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose
and meaning. -Barbara
|We are all designed for a specific purpose; we
all have something
for which each of us, and each of us alone, is responsible.
people actually need is not a tensionless state
but rather the striving and struggling for some goal
worthy of them. What they need is not the discharge
of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential
meaning waiting to be fulfilled by them.
all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose,
and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
|The secret to success is constancy to
purpose. -Benjamin Disraeli
doing what I think I was put on this earth to do.
And I'm really grateful to have something that I'm passionate
about and that I think is profoundly important.
|Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes.
|We are here on earth to do good for others.
What the others are here for, I don't know.
|Millions long for immortality who do not
know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday
afternoon. -Susan Ertz
Purpose serves as a principle around which to organize our
people have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification, but through
fidelity to a worthy purpose.
purpose of life is a life of purpose.
of people, drifting aimlessly to and fro without a set purpose,
deny themselves such fulfillment of their capacities, and the
happiness which attends it. They are not wicked, they are
only shallow. They are not mean or vicious; they simply are empty -- shake them
they would rattle like gourds. They lack range, depth, and
conviction. Without purpose their lives
ultimately wander into the morass of
dissatisfaction. As we harness our abilities to a steady purpose
undertake the long pull toward its accomplishment, rich
reward us. A sense of purpose
simplifies life and therefore
concentrates our abilities; and concentration adds power.
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