Power in Purpose

By: Melissa Mead 

 

It’s one thing to flat out know your purpose in life.  Sometimes we find it 

simply by living and undergoing certain experiences that are completely 

unique to us as individuals.  

 

But what if we struggle with finding our purpose?  What if we don’t think 

we’ve actually discovered it yet?  

 

A wise man once asked “What do you feel like you should be doing?  In 

short, what is your conscience directing you to do?”  Not only is it possible to 

remain unconvinced of our purpose--it is possible to lose sight of it.      

 

That same wise man also said … 

 

“The 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.”

 

                                                               -Stephen Covey

 

On the contrary, it’s also been said that doing the things one dislikes will findthem success, and quite possibly, their true purpose.  

 

Sticking to daily regiments often seem tedious, but it becomes a part of us if we do it long enough.  That, or we find that a certain something is not for us at all and we are lead to something that we are truly passionate about.  

 

 

“The successful person has the habit of doing things failures don’t like to do. They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.

                                - Albert E. N. Gray