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How to Discover Purpose In Your Everyday Life

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

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Today, we are going to continue our journey toward discovering the one thing that drives us through all of life’s vast experiences; our purpose.

First of all, I want to thank all of the wonderful people who let me know how much they enjoyed last week’s post. I am most grateful! Love IS a great subject, isn’t it!

Okay, now let’s address another interesting subject that has everything to do with purpose…and that is the subject of goals. Often times people confuse goals and purpose, so I thought I would start with their definitions.

Goal - The object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.

Purpose - the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.

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How are goals going to help you discover your purpose? Well, by observing your goals you may notice a pattern that exists, a theme if you will, that is intimately tied to your purpose.

Now, when we think of goals, we often think of things we want to achieve on a long-term basis.

You know,

I want to write an award-winning novel.

I want to run a 10K race.

I want to raise a happy family.

You know, things we can spends thousands of hours on in hopes of achieving.

Those are all worthy goals, worthy of our time and effort and although they could reveal an aspect of our purpose, they are, often too overwhelming a subject to use as guideposts.

So today, we’re going to focus on goals from a different perspective.

We’re going to focus on your everyday goals!


You know…

What do wish to achieve TODAY with your partner?

What do you wish to achieve TODAY with your wardrobe?

What do you wish to achieve TODAY with your workout?

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Think about it! Your day is chock full of goals! Chock full of opportunities to find a pattern of what drives you through your life.

Every interaction with every object, person or place starts with a goal. Behind that goal is a purpose.

So…..let’s take a closer look at your everyday goals.

What are they?

In other words, what do you wish to achieve TODAY when you interact with let's say...


What affect do you want to create?

How do you want them to feel?

How do you want to feel?

What product do you wish to achieve? A smile? A laugh? Calm?

What about YOUR FRIEND?

What affect do you want to create?

How do you want them to feel?

How do you want to feel?

What product do you wish to achieve? safety? productivity? A smile? Energized about life?

The list goes on: your co-workers, your coffeemaker, your partner, your kids, your tools, your pets and on and on.

Interesting isn’t it? We never think about this but our everyday goals set up our moments, our days, our weeks, our years and our lives.

Wow! That's pretty big!

So spend some time this week and become aware of your everyday goals. Take a few mental notes.

We'll use them in the upcoming weeks to help find the words to define that driving force that will help you create the life you have always dreamed of living!


You are an ARTIST.

I see it.

With great love,


Join me next week as we delve deeper into the world of Purpose.

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I am currently reading a couple of books that help me think about and define my purpose, my calling, my passions. Thank you for your inspiration on the subject. I look forward to reading more your future blogs about PURPOSE!


Well done! Great examples!!!

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