What are you working toward? Your Purpose? Do you know? Not some vague “I want to make money,” or “I want freedom and security.” Yes, those are good things to want. If you really want the benefits of a clearly defined purpose, then there needs to be more to it. What is very important to you? Deep down in your gut, what stirs up that passion and emotion in you? There is a kind of emotion that can help clarify your life. It can add meaning to the work you do. Defining your purpose can have a couple of benefits. Here I lay out just two. Two benefits of clearly defining your purpose: * Overcome obstacles: Life can be tough. There will be challenges along the way. You’ll get knocked down. You may stumble. Know specifically what you’re working toward and why it is important to your life. That knowledge will help you get back up, keep pushing, and do all that you possibly can to success. Otherwise, it will be easier just to give up. Giving up won’t get you the life you want. Don’t give up. * Enjoy the Journey: It is not fun to fall on your face. Failing doesn’t tend to be enjoyable. But, that doesn’t have to be true. Seeing the big goal, your purpose, can help make the entire journey more enjoyable. It is rewarding to know that you’re making progress toward what is truly important to you. It feels good. Even when it hurts a bit, making your purpose happen can feel great. Don’t just cruise through life letting things happen to you. You make your life happen how you want it. To make your life what you want Define Your Purpose. Then you can make it happen. Otherwise, your life will just unfold for you and it probably won’t be what you want it to be. What is your purpose? What is important to You?