Defining the Purpose of Your Life

Defining the Purpose of Your Life

What is my definition of success?

Your definition is yours, no one else’s, so you don’t need anyone’s approval and you don’t have to alter it to fit into some little “acceptable” box. But you do have to know what your definition of success is or you won’t know what your end goal is or why you’re working for it. If you define success as being able to pay the mortgage and keep the lights on and that’s what motivates you, there’s nothing wrong with that.

Read: 10 Things That Define a True Winner in Life

Once you come up with your definition, dig a little deeper and ask yourself why that is your definition of success. The deeper you dig, the clearer your why becomes and the more motivated you will become to reach it.

What am I passionate about?

Skill and passion are often confused for one another, but they aren’t at all interchangeable. You can be really good at what you’re doing, and not only not be passionate about it, but also totally loathe it. So, ask yourself if you’re passionate about what you’re doing and, if not, what you are passionate about. What excites you? What gets you going and motivates you to keep going? Find your why and then pursue it with gusto.

Read: 5 Ways On How You Can Find Your Passion In Life

You will find more personal and professional fulfillment at the place where natural talent and skill meets your personal passion. That is the place where you will find your motivation and be able to maintain it for the long haul.

If money were no object, what would I do?

To some degree money is a driver for all of us. Maybe it’s not the main driver, but you know it totally is one. So, look at the job you’re doing every day and ask yourself if you’d still be doing it if money was no object. What would you do? Be realistic—odds are, you aren’t going to be a professional athlete or runway model—but really think about what your dream circumstance would be. If it’s not, you’re in a j-o-b when what you need to be in is a career—a career you love and look forward to giving your all so you can be your best.

So, how are you going to work toward that? How are you going to change your current circumstances (or use them as a jumping off point) to reach that end goal? It may not be something you can do overnight, but it can be the why that gets you up in the morning and motivates you to give your all now so you can have the future you dream of.

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  2. Nice post. My version of success is that I raised three incredible successful children with incredibly successful careers, but the irony is that I’m a complete failure. I guess my sole purpose in life was to have my three kids because I no longer have a purpose. Ageism has taken my life away. I cannot get hired. I’m to “old” in the blog world to be writing about beauty and fashion and musings because nobody wants to hear about a 60+ person. But, I am successful in my hope that things will get better and I’m successful in my humor. We all need to laugh!

    1. Catherine. Sorry I must totally disagree with you… you have everything to Anne very successful blogger… there are so many things that you can talk about and your niche is the best niche possible because you have the experience! Women of every age needs your advises. Heads up and if you need any help or need advise please write me an email. you have it all and you will succeed! Sending lots of love ?

  3. I love that picture so much! We have a bit like that in our small bridge that me and the girlfriend walked one day.

    We held a lock and made a wish.

    It’s pretty special to see stuff like that for the first time 🙂

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      Another thing too is that you won’t be able to publish them until I review them. Sorry, but that’s the rule that all new digest members have to follow before they are granted the freedom to do so. There are also other team members who once were where you are and now have as much access to as deleting our entire site if they wanted to, but those privileges have to be earned. Hope this helps!

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  4. I cant solve this problem of success which I wont have. Impossible. Im seeing my future ended up in two places. Purpose of life is to know myself. We are onto destiny which we dont realize and think we did this.

  5. Hey Jonathan,

    I will promise to get it published today. I’m not going to make any excuses as to why I haven’t published so that’s on me. I currently have more than 300+ articles pending right now, but I will make sure yours gets published. Thank you for not being too upset with me tho!

    The Millionaire’s Digest Author, Publisher & CEO

    P.S. – It usually takes about 3 – 5 days, but since I’ve been falling behind, everyone has had to wait, which just goes into a domino effect. Anyway, if this happens again, I’ll make sure to give you authorship to the Millionaire’s Digest.

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