Finding Your Purpose

The journey of significance.

While dedicating your life to a worthy purpose is noble and valiant, you must first clarify such purpose. For some, their purpose was clear from childhood. For others, an event or milestone triggers the realization. For example, consider Candace Lightner, who founded MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) after a drunk driver killed her 13-year-old daughter.

We hope such tragedies are not required in your life to find your purpose. Regardless of this wish, the reality is that tragedy happens all around us. Look around and witness who and what needs your love and time. Go there.

A passage from Ego Is the Enemy, written by Ryan Holiday

Passion is about.
“I am so passionate about ____”
Purpose is to and for.
“I must do ____. I was put here to accomplish ____. I am willing to endure ____ for the sake of ____.”

Actually, purpose deemphasizes the I. Purpose is about pursuing something outside yourself as opposed to pleasuring yourself.

 

Where to start

In terms of purpose, there are many low-hanging fruit, fruitful to devote oneself to.
Examples include:

  • Being the best version of yourself
  • Being the best parent, you can be
  • Being the best son/daughter, you can be
  • Being kind and compassionate to others
  • Generating wealth to care for others, for example, synagogue, church, mosque, hospital, school)
  • Establishing your family values and leaving a legacy for your ancestors
  • Learning and teaching others

Our favourites:

  • Finding your purpose (an excellent starter purpose)
  • Supporting someone or an organization with a noble purpose

Curious as to our purpose?

Read all about why we believe Raising I+C is the only game in town when it comes to a purpose worthy of our time.

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