What does having a purpose mean and why does it matter?

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If you've ever googled "how to live a fulfilling life" or "finding happiness," you've probably run into this word over and over again: Purpose.

Some people swap “purpose” for “calling,” while others have strong opinions about keeping those two terms separate.

What personal development junkies do agree on is that you’re supposed to have a purpose, know your purpose, and live it every day. Basically...

No purpose = no fulfillment.

No pressure, right? 🙄

But what does having a purpose really mean, anyway, and why does it matter?

Does it apply to real life or just the high-minded daydreams of magical thinkers and positive psychology enthusiasts?

In this short video, I give my take on the definition of purpose and how having it can help us in life.

Interview with Kristin Rath and Conny Lee, host of The Balanced Parent Show. June 2018.


What does "purpose" mean to you? Share your thoughts in the comments below!