Who am I? Why am I here?

The reason for which something is done, created or for which something exists. The Big Why. That inarguable reason.

Where am I going? Why am I headed in this direction?

Purpose is defined as the reason for BE-ing, for EXIST-ence. A driving force that propels.

To discover purpose is to dicover why we are here.

Anyone or anything whose purpose is not known is in danger of abuse.

Dr. Myles Munroe How can the best version of a life be lived when the reason for its existence is unknown?

In 2024, some think the idea of finding purpose is cliche. It’s not.

Purpose is powerful! The impact of clarity of purpose in a life changes everything.

By the time I found the answers to the question of my purpose I was years out of college. Seminars, books, student counselling sessions didn’t do it for me. On the other hand, there are those who already knew as soon as they could speak what their purpose was and that doesn’t make it any less valid.

I think there is something beautiful about the fact that we all have our own unique journeys to finding our purpose. The discovery of purpose creates a novel experience for each person.

Even when I found the answer to the question of my purpose I wasn’t sure if I had the right answers because the answer did not tick off the checklists from the many self-help books I’d read. All that about passion, gifts & talent, excitement, great sacrifice and work not feeling like work.

I just knew that I’d moved from doing and functioning to being and with that came a deep sense of meaning and fulfillment.

The impact was earth shaking, life changing!

“Work on being, not on having, for with what you are you shall have.” ~ Daisy Osborn

The sad thing though, is that many never find purpose. When I discovered my purpose I realized everyone on earth is here for a specific reason. I also realized that there are those who never find their purpose. The thought that a person can come into this world and just exist without finding true purpose is scary.

Most people just want to be doing something, especially when that something is lucrative and they are successful at it.

I recently came accross this quote by Diana Mereu “When you are purpose-oriented, you will move from “doing” to “being”, you will ask yourself more “why” questions than “what” questions, and you move from being just functional to fantastical.”

I couldn’t help but wish I had come accross this sooner as it resonated so much with my experience of finding my true purpose. My journey from the life of doing, getting and having to being and becoming.

It’s the inspiration for this blog.

What’s your purpose and how did you discover it? Find out mine in my next post.

“We did not just happen to be, we were chosen by God to exist” – Mother Angelica

“More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.” – Billy Sunday”

The real tragedy is not death but a life lived without purpose” – Rick Warren

Most importantly enjoy Becoming!