Aqueelah Wheatley, M.S., LMFT
Living on Purpose
Updated: Jan 2
1. Why pursuing a definite purpose can be limiting
Pursuing a definite purpose can be limiting because it can lead to tunnel vision and cause us to overlook other opportunities or solutions. When we focus too much on achieving a certain goal, we can become so focused on the outcome that we forget to consider other possibilities. This can lead to a lack of creativity and innovation, as well as a narrow view of the world. Additionally, by focusing too much on the goal, we can miss out on the journey and the lessons that come with it. By pursuing a purpose, we can limit our growth and development, as well as our ability to think outside the box and explore new ideas.
2. Motives behind purpose seeking
People have many different motives behind purpose-seeking. For some, it may be a desire to make a difference in the world or to make a positive impact on their community. For others, it may be a need to feel fulfilled and to have a sense of accomplishment. Still, others may be driven by a need for recognition or to gain a sense of purpose in life. Whatever the motive, purpose-seeking can be a powerful tool for personal growth and development. It can help individuals to identify their passions and to set goals that will lead them to a more meaningful and fulfilling life. 3. Locating our own innate, inherent, and intrinsic worth
Finding our own intrinsic worth can be a difficult journey. It requires us to look within ourselves and recognize our own innate value and worth as individuals. It is an internal process of self-discovery and self-acceptance, where we come to terms with our own strengths and weaknesses, and learn to appreciate ourselves for who we are. It is a process of understanding that we are all unique and valuable and that our worth is not dependent on external factors or the opinions of others. By recognizing our own inherent worth, we can learn to love and accept ourselves and live a life of self-confidence and fulfillment. 4. Finding purpose in each interaction
Having purpose in life is essential for living a fulfilling and meaningful life. It is important to find purpose in all that we do, from our daily tasks to our long-term goals. When we have a clear purpose, it gives us direction and motivation to keep going. It can also help us stay focused on what is important and prioritize our activities accordingly. Having purpose in our lives can also give us a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment when we achieve our goals. Ultimately, having purpose in all that we do can lead to a more fulfilling and rewarding life.