What’s the difference between a goal and a purpose?
April 3, 2019
Purpose is intended by the creator. When an artist creates a painting, an artisan makes a pottery cup, a composer creates music, an author creates a book, an inventor creates anew tool, or a biochemist creates a vaccine, they have a purpose in mind for their creation.
Humanity was created within nature to play a key role in this existence, the role of a creator of the future. An expo-agent that is meant to rapidly evolve life and expand it in the landscape of the universe. You were meant to be a co-creator of that future. That’s the Purposehood of every human.
Goals are specific aims you set for yourself and choose to invest your lifetime pursuing. If goals are set without having a direction, you might remain lost in the jungle of life, or they might lead you, unintentionally, to a vacuum. Goals don’t give you direction, purpose does. A life without direction is a wasted life. You will live a life of Purposehood when your pursued goals are on the path toward your Purposehood Guiding Star.
My friend, having an existential purpose and living it is the most important step you can take toward an intentional life of gratitude, ease, and abundance. It will become ever more important as humanity moves toward a future where all material desires will be readily available to every human. Living our Purposehood is the existential desire that will continue throughout human existence, and without it, true happiness, success, and fulfillment will always be elusive.
(Excerpt from the book “Purposehood: Transform Your Life, Transform the World” page 129)