It’s a tough world out there and sometimes knowing what our purpose is and where our place in it all is can be really confusing. Sometimes, we think we’ve found it, but something will change it all – making us question who we are, why we are here and what our contribution to the world will be.
Some of us want to be big personalities, well-known and ready for anything, while others want to fly a bit more under the radar, contributing in a more understated capacity. Whoever you are, finding your purpose can feel like an epic challenge – but, trust me – it’s one worth facing. If you’re struggling with this or in the midst of trying to figure things out for yourself, here are 13 quotes about finding your purpose to help you along the way and remind you that you’re not alone.
13 Quotes About Finding Your Purpose
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ? Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Believe in Your Heart. Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.” ? Roy T. Bennett
“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” –John F. Kennedy
“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” –Dalai Lama
“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” –Helen Keller
“Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.” –Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
“I choose to fill my days with what I’m passionate about, and live with purpose.” –Ann Curry
“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” ? Jalaluddin Rumi
“If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.”
? Steve Maraboli
“Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you.” ? Mandy Hale
“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it” ? Gautama Buddha
“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” ? Shannon L. Alder
“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” –Wayne Dyer
Have you struggled with finding your purpose? What has helped you along the way?