For as long as humans have roamed the earth we have all, in one way or another, tried to determine what purpose is.
Whether it is our life’s purpose, the purpose of a tool, the purpose of an education, we are always looking to find the purpose in something and/or someone. We seek out to figure out what we/it is “good for”, the impact we/it have on this world, this life, this day.
During my half marathon training I took to listening to podcasts during my long runs. Mind you, I was always a music while you run person but after 6 miles the music starts to get old. One of my favorite podcasts to listen to is “The School of Greatness” hosted by Lewis Howes. During a long run I listened to this one episode where he hosted Trenton Shelton entitled “You Were Born on Purpose“.
The biggest take away I had from this podcast was his statement of:
I am purpose
He states that we are all in search for a purpose, what if instead we believe we were simply born on purpose. Our life is the purpose.
My takeaway was that if we believe that we are already living in our purpose, we do not need to go in search of purpose to feel that we are complete. Our purpose is to wake up everyday and move forward, be present, and live in gratitude.
Some days WILL BE harder than others, it is how life works. If we continue to wake up every day striving to find the purpose to our life my biggest fear is that we will let life slip right on by.
Recently, I went to the Beachbody Summit. It is a yearly summit where over 20,000 Beachbody coaches attend learn new skills and listen to amazing speakers. This year I completely became a fangirl because Rachel Hollis spoke to us! I won’t lie it was one of the biggest highlights of my weekend.
One of my favorite pieces though was our second speaker who I had never heard of before, Jade Simmons, she is a classically trained pianist become motivational speaker. First of all, an amazing musician, but her words spoke volumes. One thing she said was:
“Purpose is what happens to others when you do what you do”
Just read that again.
Now read it one more time.
When you read it what do you envision? How does it make you feel? What does it make you think?
When I heard this quote I thought “HELL YES!” If we walk, talk and live with purpose it reverberates to others! When we believe we are purposeful, that we are here for a reason, people feel that.
We do not have to seek out our purpose externally, it is within every single one of us.