Meaning and Purpose

Everyone lives by an evolving set of priorities or values and concentrates their energies on what is highest on their value list or what is most important and meaningful to their lives.
Whatever is truly highest on their priority list is their most meaningful and purposeful objective, purpose or mission. The study of this most important aim in life is called teleology or the study of meaning and purpose. Everyone innately knows what this is in their heart, but they let their fears cloud its clarity. The key to unveiling the mystery of their purpose is simply look honestly at what their lives show is truly most important and define that clearly. Everyone’s lives demonstrate their mission daily. Their actions reveal what it is because they are living it.
So, determine what is truly most important to you, or what is highest on your list of priorities or values, and target your learning and actions in that primary direction. This will be your most meaningful and purposeful path or mission to fulfill. Your purpose and most meaningful service to the world will also be the most effective and efficient pathway of fulfilling these highest values. When you can’t wait to get up in the morning to do what you love serving the world you have aligned with your highest values and feel like you are fulfilling your mission.

Author: Dr J Demartini

Author, Leadership and Performance Specialist, Educator, Business Consultant and Founder of the Demartini Institute

2 Replies to “Meaning and Purpose”

  1. I feel like I have been on a journey of a thousand years…I have read so many books, studied so many different subjects, taken passion tests, done excersizes for the past 14 years and I know that I have evolved yet my purpose and dreams just elude me… what is it that I can’t pin down a purposed, a dream, I don’t ever remember knowing I wanted to “be” something someday, I can’t think of any specific careers or paths and so I become stumped when in every book I read they ask me to define my purpose and work from there… what if you have NO idea what that is? what if you can not define any dreams? it is funny to me but also frustrating because I feel like it is right in front of me and I can’t see it….. all I hear is …tick tick tick tick… my life just ticking away and I am still on this hamster wheel lol!! HELP!!!!

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