Most people make decisions about the actions they will take at the moment they arise, without much planning on their part. With this, they don’t realize that they are losing something essential in their lives, something that cannot be recovered, and they are wasting their time and efforts. Your goals serve as your guide as to what purpose you are headed to. It will lead you in the right direction.
Your goal is what you want to achieve, while purpose is the reason behind achieving your goal. Think about it in another way, living without having a dream, without having clear goals, is like sailing aimlessly. Some are clear about where they want to go, and others get carried away by the tides.
The importance of having a purpose
The importance of having a purpose lies in the fact that it will allow you to organize yourselves better to know how to work or act, what things or results to look for. When you know where you are going, you can set goals that fit and align with your long-term goals. Hence, this assures that you are on the right path.
Your purpose inspires your actions. They stimulate you, and they encourage you, they move you to do. They push you to climb steps and the bar of your effort. Having a clear purpose allows you to reorient yourself if you get lost or don’t know what to do. It makes all your effort be directed towards a particular goal. In short, they give meaning to your effort and bring results.
Successful people know what their goals are and perform the daily actions necessary to achieve those purposes. Time is limited and is the same for everyone. And since time is limited, perhaps you should ask yourself what you can do to make the most of it.
It is also essential to note that people have a purpose in their lives, which is the engine that leads them to face challenges and difficulties to achieve that purpose. Every day, you have opportunities to make the necessary changes that allow you to improve your quality of life. So what are you waiting for to take control of your life? Why don’t you spend a few minutes now deciding what you want to do with your life?
John F. Kennedy: A charismatic leader with courage and purpose
John F. Kennedy is one of the most remembered American politicians who served as the 35th president of the United States. He is known as a leader with a sense of purpose and a risk-taker. He also neither complained nor stopped moving for any trials he had encountered in his life that made him known to have the ability to inspire people to act.