The Purpose Of Life Is A Life Of Purpose

What’s your life purpose?

Those who are truly enlightened know what’s their life purpose is — what they want out of life, emotionally, materially, physically and spiritually.

Clearly defined priorities and goals for every aspect of your life will serve a role similar to that played by a lighthouse, offering you guidance and refuge when the seas become rough.

Some might prefer the definition of life meaning instead of life purpose. But I do believe we were put onto this Earth of a reason, a purpose. A Muslim believes that purpose is to worship God. But worship comes in many forms, utilising our skills for the good of mankind is also an act of worship. So what’s your life purpose? Why were you put on Earth to do?

Life is funny.

One would think that the less one worked the more one would have the chance to experience happiness. However, the real source of happiness can be stated in a word: achievement. Lasting happiness comes from steadily working to accomplish your goals and advancing confidently in the direction of your life’s purpose. This is the secret to kindling the inner fire that lurks within you.

Remember, you will not find true joy in sleeping, in relaxing or in spending your time like an idler.

As  Benjamin Disraeli said: ‘The secret of success is the constancy of purpose.’

The happiness you are searching for comes through reflecting on the worthy aims you are dedicated to achieving and then taking action daily to advance them. This is a direct application of the timeless philosophy which prescribes that those things which are most important should never be sacrificed to those things which are the least important.

Maybe you can better insight into life purpose by reading Simon Sinek’s Start with why and Ray Dalio’s Principle: Life and Work.


Author: Muhamad Aarif

A notorious book addict by night and an oil and gas executive by day. As Mark Twain said, "The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." So, read, read, and read some more.

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