Day 1: PURPOSE (The July “I Believe…” Challenge)

by Dani Fake Webb on July 1, 2010

(If you’re new to this challenge, take a look at the intro video explaining the concept.
You can get more details on how to participate.
And click here for the daily categories.)

Today’s Category: Purpose

I encourage you to comment on this post about what you believe about purpose. 😉

What I believe about purpose:

1. Everybody has one.

2. It doesn’t have to be a big-world changing thing.

3. It can be hard to find. The still small voice of the Authentic Self holds the key. And get support in finding it!

4. Love is the greatest purpose of all.

My purpose: To help others discover who they were created to be.

What’s yours?

Until next time, may you love your life today.

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Laura Neff - Life Leadership Coach July 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Here’s what I Believe about Purpose: http://is.gd/dbpKd

This is so awesome, Dani!! Can’t WAIT to see what all unfolds throughout the month.

Laurie July 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm

My purpose for each day is to live in the moment and help others do the same.

My purpose for the next few weeks or months (however long I am blessed to have) is to make my father’s remaining time as joyful as possible and create the conditions that will make his transition from this lifetime to what comes next as peaceful as possible.

My purpose in coaching is to make the second half of people’s lives, the best half.

Renae C. July 1, 2010 at 11:53 pm
Renae C. July 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Okay – I’ll try this again – having trouble with the comments.

I posted on my blog http://theramblingpoet.blogspot.com/2010/07/july-i-believe-challenge-day-1-purpose.html

Kristin Zetterholm July 2, 2010 at 12:07 am
Kaitlin July 2, 2010 at 12:29 am

Hi everyone! I only stumbled across this blog last week, but I really like the idea for this challenge, so I decided I’d do it anyway. :-) I’m in Australia, so I’m a bit ahead of everyone else, it would seem…I’ll be doing these the day afterwards. (I need a bit of inspiration to help me collect my thoughts so I’d rather wait until I can see what other people have said!) Here’s what I came up with for purpose…

I believe each of us has something to contribute to the world—a purpose, of sorts. I believe this purpose is multifaceted, self-constructed, and adaptable, and that it intertwines with the purposes of others. I believe that an individual’s purpose is not necessarily (and, in fact, rarely) what we would immediately consider huge or world-changing on a global scale; but more, often, a series of small acts that alter the lives of those around them, with the potential to create a domino effect. I believe that, right now, my purpose is to all that I can be and to learn all that I can learn.

:-) Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Cain July 2, 2010 at 1:41 am

I believe my purpose is to grow to be the true person I am meant to be, to live the life I’ve been given by God to it’s fullest, to raise my children to be aware and respectful of our world, and to give the gift of the opportunities that I have been given to others.

chicsinger simone July 2, 2010 at 2:24 am

Here’s what I wrote about my purpose this morning:

To make this body AMAZING. Physical mastery of the flesh. To use, no, drive, no, GUIDE this glorious vehicle to the greatest of its capabilities. Athletically, artistically, emotionally, sensually, sexually, spiritually. To em-body God.

Works for me, that about covers all the bases! Thanks for a great challenge.

Dani Fake Webb July 2, 2010 at 2:31 am

Welcome Kaitlin! Glad you stumbled here – and glad you will be playing along with us from Australia! If you want to see more comments to inspire you, we also have a FB page if you are on FB. Good to *meet* you!

Dani Fake Webb July 2, 2010 at 2:32 am

Thanks, Cain. *mwah!* you lovely!

Dani Fake Webb July 2, 2010 at 2:33 am

Very nice Simone! I bet that felt empowering to write that!! :)

Jennifer July 2, 2010 at 5:33 am

This is what I believe about purpose:

a) Purpose is like a muscle: if it is not used, it weakens sometimes to the point where it is not discernible. However, the good news is that although it may be weaken from inattention, it does not die!

b) It is not always pretty (i.e, thinking of stories from the Bible, Greek mythologies, and literature). Many times the angst was caused by the protagonists running away from their purpose or refusing to see it.

c) Not following one’s purpose is to live a life half-way, many times resulting in physical pain, weight issues, stress, and anxiety.

My purpose is to help people see that pain and weight are gifts that the body and soul give to open up their lives.

Kirk Webb July 2, 2010 at 1:39 pm

I believe that purpose sounds like porpoise, therefore true purpose is found by bobbing up and down in the wake of cruise ships.

Or

I believe that purpose is both individual and relational simultaneously. Purpose is unique to each person and flows from his or her unique attributes, dreams, and context. But purpose is never isolated. I believe that we discover ourselves in relation to others. The creative process of relating, sometimes enjoyable and sometimes quite difficult; is where we find our sense of self. Therefore purpose resides in the act of caring for self and loving others. (And maybe even playing with others in the wake of a cruise ship.)

Dani Fake Webb July 2, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Love your post Jennifer! And I totally agree….especially c. And that purpose doesn’t have to be huge – it’s mainly about being who you are created to be. Really BEING you. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Foster Cook July 3, 2010 at 7:05 pm

I know I’m late, but here’s my beliefs on purpose!

http://brilliantlifedesign.com/blog/2010/07/purpose/

Thank you, Dani, for coming up with this challenge. It’s forcing me to go where I haven’t gone in a while:)

WinneratLife July 8, 2010 at 1:19 am

I believe everyone has a purpose that remains constant throughout their life, although it may be achieved in different ways at different times depending upon age, personal circumstances and level of spiritual growth. And I believe our level of peace, harmony and happiness at any given time is an indication of how well we are living and/or achieving our purpose…

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