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It's Okay To Ask, "Why?" - You can know your purpose

Updated: Jan 24

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"But why?"

Do you remember that question? Either your kids were constantly asking it or you asked it as a child.

But why did we stop asking why? : )

Often times we got the same answer, “Because,” or even better, “because I said so”. At some point, without much confidence, we each decided, Well, I guess that’s the answer, because someone said so.

We can look back and understand the impact of that decision in many areas of our lives, but more often than not, the biggest impact was made in the area of ourselves.

The why behind who we are…the purpose or the driving force behind the living of our lives is a pretty big “but why” and of course, mom, dad, grandma or your teacher could never have given you the answer even if they had wanted to.

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Asking why is a powerful question because when we do get to the why, we often experience relief, understanding, compassion, joy, clarity and become more conscientious. Yes, on occasion we also experience disappointment and a myriad of other emotions, but either way we do get to something very important…..the answer.

What we can do with that answer is endless. We can learn from it. We can expand on it. We can move on. We can create off of it. We can share it. We can use it to help.

Why? : )

Because when we get the answer, it is definitive. It is what it is.

What does that do for us? Well, it gives us freedom. It grounds us. It makes us stable. It removes the doubt we so often live with on a daily basis.

Imagine knowing the why behind your life.

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We love God and we know we were made in his image but each of us are different for a reason. We add something very special and unique to the world around us. There is a purpose to our existence.

It’s okay to ask why.

  • It’s okay to ask what value do I offer to the world?

  • Is there something about me that is truly unique?

  • Is there something profoundly powerful about me that it cuts through the harshness of life and allows me to create a fulfilling life-style?

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Can I stand with confidence and clarity, knowing that my purpose in life is beautiful, powerful and extremely valuable to all those in my life?

It’s one thing to have a sense of what your purpose is but being able to put it into words is a whole other level of existence. Can you imagine having such clarity that the core of what makes you, you, becomes definable? Would that cause you to be optimistic that you can create a successful and fulfilling life.

But is it even possible to define it…to be able to put it into words? It’s been a subject that has been left to blow in the wind as if to say there is no way to ever really know.

Did we stop asking why so long ago that we have just accepted the only acceptable answer….”because.”

Well, the truth is, you can know.

And I can tell you from experience, knowing my purpose and being able to put it into words has helped me during the loss of my beloved husband, Mickey and the raising of my four young boys in his absence. It is the reason in the face of great sadness, heart breaking disappointment, chaos, and confusion, I am able to continue to move steadily forward and continue to be optimistic and to love and admire the world and those around me.

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God has blessed us each with the ability to love, especially when it seems at times it is so hard to do so.

We just need to be able to tap into that lovely place inside of us that generates it. That place is you.

You can know your purpose. You can put it into words. You can find fulfillment because there is something very specific about you that creates continuity throughout your life and throughout the life of others.

You are the source of something truly special. It’s okay for you know exactly what it is.

I encourage you to ask “why?”

With Great Love, Annie

The way you live can be artistry.

You are an ARTIST, I see it!

Here's a glimpse behind the scenes of the Online Course, "The Purpose of Purpose".

Catalina Llano and Cecile MacMillan completed the course and have these wonderful things to say about the online course, The Purpose of Purpose! Great job, ladies!

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Catalina Llano

In completing the online course, The Purpose of Purpose, it made me realize what my true purpose is. There were moments of tears from relief and from confusions I had adopted along the way in searching for my purpose. The program helped me to realize that my purpose is to guide others in business (life) to help them determine their direction to enhance their results. I immediately applied what I've learned in this course to my business and have seen my business booming without any added effort. This course helped me be happy just being myself!

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Cecile MacMillan

After I did Annie's course, my world completely changed! I became focused and intent on creating my future! I discovered my new favorite word, "tenacity"! Now, that I am able to see clearly that my purpose, to inspire others to feel capable to create strong families and communities, nothing can get in my way!

As Annie says, "Work hard and make it look easy!"

My client list is booming!

Thank you, Annie!


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2 comentarios

Very strong message to the people searching for meaning in their life.

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10 nov 2023

Nice post!

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