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What Is Your Purpose?

noun: purpose; plural noun: purposes
the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
“the purpose of the meeting is to appoint a trustee”
synonyms: motive, motivation, grounds, cause, occasion, reason, point, basis, justification 
a person’s sense of resolve or determination.
“there was a new sense of purpose in her step as she set off”
synonyms: determination, resolution, resolve, steadfastness, backbone, drive, push, enthusiasm, ambition, motivation, commitment, conviction, dedication; informalget-up-and-go
“they started the game with purpose”
a particular requirement or consideration, typically one that is temporary or restricted in scope or extent.
“pensions are considered as earned income for tax purposes”
verb: purpose; 3rd person present: purposes; past tense: purposed; past participle: purposed; gerund or present participle: purposing
have as one’s intention or objective.
synonyms: intend, mean, aim, plan, design, have the intention; decide, resolve, determine, propose, aspire


Middle English: from Old French porpos, from the verb porposer, variant of proposer (see propose).

I had an interesting conversation today with a friend discussing purpose. I love our Monday discussions because they are always full of life and many times opposition…even though she and I share very similar values and “purpose”. I love that I am provoked to think and sometimes even question my initial answers and reactions.

Ok, so back on topic. Purpose. She assumed because I was a mother that my son was my purpose. And to her, and maybe many of you, my answer was not what was expected. Yes, I am a mother and yes I would die for my son, but he is not my purpose. He makes my purpose that much more meaningful and I am hopeful that my purpose will live on in him. I am hopeful too that he will have HIS own purpose.

My son is my greatest reponsibility and love, no doubt; however, my purpose is to impact the world in a profound way. To be the change I wish to see in the world. To live without judgement and encourage others to have the strength to live a life of true happiness and fulfillment. That through strength of body, we find and can help develop strength of mind. That challenging ourselves physically directly translates to “life’s challenges” and how we receive them and overcome. That competition with self is amazing. That fitness is a powerful motivator and medicine. That balance can be achieved physically and therefore mentally. That what so many of us seek is that “feeling” that “endorphasm” and that I lose myself when I teach…I become the people I am fortunate enough to lead…I feel their pain, their love, their joy, their struggles, their achievements, their triumphs…I feel all of it…and it’s the most amazing thing.

We are all individuals first. My purpose became clear far before I decided to be a mother. And being a mother doesn’t change that purpose…it just makes it so much more profound. My purpose makes me a better mother. My son is amazing and he brings me so much joy…but it is nearly impossible for me to give or even receive joy without having possessed it first.


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