Discovering Your Purpose

The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek, therefore, not to find out who you are, seek to determine who you want to be. – Neal Donald Walsch

Increasingly, individuals are feeling a restlessness, a boredom, perhaps even a dissatisfaction with their jobs, and/or the direction their lives have taken. Their days may look exactly like what they’d hoped for in high school, or they may be carving out a totally different path because ‘life happened.’ In any case, something is missing, or it’s not what they thought, or their goals have changed.

Each of the articles below defines purpose differently, discusses alternate ways to identify it, and each of them are worth reading. 

  1. Want to Find Your Purpose? Stop Looking for It. Start Living with It: “Your purpose relates to your talents, but you can’t think your way to living with purpose. You find it in action.”
  2. How to Read the 3 Signs Telling You Your Purpose in Life: “The key is finding where your abilities and personal drive intersect the needs of others… by answering the following three questions: What do I love? What am I good at? What does the world need?”
  3. 7 Steps to Find Meaning in Your Work: “Establish the core values… that are non-negotiable. These are the traits you want to be known and remembered for… the adjectives you want your friends and colleagues to use when describing you.”

At The CREATIVE CHANGE-MAKING Conference, audience members will hear the stories of six individuals who used their talents and skills, who seized available opportunities, and who then incorporated purposeful work into their own lives.

~ Debbie MacLeod

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The CREATIVE CHANGE-MAKING Conference has been organized to showcase local heroes, individuals from within our own communities, who are creating their own path, leading by example, and following their dreams through purposeful work.

Intrigued? Come listen to the stories. Ask questions. Be inspired to change your life!

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