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Why Goals Increase Your Sense of Purpose | Everyday Power

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Benefits of having a purpose

Having a specific purpose gives us something concrete to strive for, which when achieved, provides us with a sense of fulfillment

  • Purpose gives us the motivation and inspiration to press on toward our goals.
  • Purpose is our anchor that keeps us from wavering back and forth. And, instead, points us toward the road to fulfilling our heart’s desire

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We get directions when we have a destination in mind

We get directions when we have a destination in mind

When we have a specific purpose, we get specific results. That’s an advantage of finding purpose in our lives.

We will see specific results because we have something to pursue.

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Without a specific purpose, there is nothing to pursue

In these instances, it is extremely difficult to see specific results. Narrowing and clearly identifying our intention directs us to attain very specific results because a purpose-driven mentality does the following:

  • Instills faith that we can achieve.
  • Forces us to plan-map out our steps - our route & our agenda.
  • Gives us a clear vision of what we are attempting to achieve.
  • Provides focus and a sense of control instead of chaos and confusion.

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Identifying our purpose provides us with a mission

Identifying our purpose provides us with a mission

Selecting a purpose sets the scope, breadth, and depth of our mission.

  • It gives us a cause to champion; putting us on the offensive, helping us to recognize our potential, see possibilities, and believe that we can achieve our heart’s desire.
  • This positive outlook helps us to justify why we do what we do and encourages us to keep reaching for our goals.

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Self-Esteem

With self-esteem, we are more likely to recognize the value of our purpose and not simply why we do it:

  • We start to realize its significance and effect on those around us and the world in general.
  • It reveals the rewards and recognition we can earn, motivating us to move forward.

Having that clear and detailed purpose will then be the starting point to propel us to achieve the goals we want.

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Having a Specific Purpose Forces Us To Plan

Having a Specific Purpose Forces Us To Plan

Achieving our purpose is like going on the trip of a lifetime and doing or seeing that thing that you only fantasized about before.

We typically don’t set out without some direction or road map.

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If we don't know where we want to go, it's difficult to map out how we are going to get there.

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Planning does mean evaluating what we have and what we know

Planning does mean evaluating what we have and what we know

  • Planning does mean being detailed and direct about our long and short-term goals, as well as the exact end results we seek.
  • When we plan, we avoid pitfalls, anxiety, and fear; because we are prepared to function regardless of what situations – good or bad – we experience along the way.

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Gives Us a Clear Vision of What We Are Attempting To Achieve

Gives Us a Clear Vision of What We Are Attempting To Achieve

If we don’t know where we want to go, it’s difficult to map out how we are going to get there. Also, we often encounter detours in our travels. Similarly, we encounter detours in fulfilling our dreams.

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Provides Focus and a Sense of Control Instead of Chaos and Confusion

Provides Focus and a Sense of Control Instead of Chaos and Confusion

  • Identifying the specific purpose we are pursuing brings clarity to our situation. The comfort of knowing exactly what we are seeking and what our boundaries are put us in control of our life and our pursuits.
  • Believing in our goals and dreams, having an action plan with clear instructions and directions to follow, gives us control of our efforts.
  • Having control allows us to steer our life towards the result we desire.

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Purpose is Specific

Purpose is Specific

Purpose is NOT generic. It is a specific intention, cause, desire, or reason that drives us.

Having a specific navigating force will ultimately lead us on a course to a specific destination or end result.

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