What is Your Purpose for Life?

Everyone has a reason why we do certain things i.e. why we go to certain grocery stores that are affordable, why do we go to work so we can pay for living expenses, food etc. Everything has a reason or a why behind it. Whether we realize it or not for every action we do it was a reason for it. Now some reasons are out of habit and social norms for example if I am walking to a door ahead of someone naturally I will open the door for them. This action has a reason behind it, because I believe I am gentleman and I think it’s the polite thing to do. However, today I would like to ask a much deeper and thought-provoking question. What is your reason or purpose for your life?

What is Purpose?

Simply put a life purpose is a simple statement of the reason we exist, the purpose behind why we were created on this earth. Often times throughout our life we might question our actual purpose in life depending if we’re happy with the current stage of our life. While we all have, different journeys having a purpose can help anyone on their path. Without having a purpose a lot of the choices we make are guesses, like when we were in school and guessed on a multiple-choice test. Now we all know there are certain things and factors that play into our life’s purpose that we cannot control. Therefore, the important things should not be decided with a guess especially life defining and shaping decisions.

Changes to Your Current Life

For many of us change can be a scary and nerve-racking which causes some of us to hide and become fearful. From my own experience, it was a time in my life I knew what my purpose was, but didn’t embrace it because of fear. Fear can cause anyone to not live their life through purpose. Knowing our purpose can reveal things about ourselves that we would have never known. We can start by writing a statement that reflects what we want most, care most deeply about and want to leave this life having experienced, learned or understood.

“Not all change is bad … but most of it is uncomfortable. we cling to what we know and what feels safe.”

Copyright ©2017 Jay Colby All Rights Reserved.

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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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18 Responses to What is Your Purpose for Life?

  1. Nice one Jay! I’m of very similar beliefs. Having the courage to expand your comfort zone and understand what is truly holding you back can change your life. A great read as always and some topics you could expand on in future posts if you wanted to. 👍😊

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  2. mimionlife says:

    Jay, what a powerful message. I believe that my purpose in life can change from moment to moment. God has a plan for me and I need to listen for His direction to fulfill that plan. He knows what is best for me. Some days, I feel like I know the plan and some days I don’t. 🙂

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  3. Change is constant. Whether we embrace it or not, that’s another story.
    Great Post!

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  4. Marquita H. says:

    Absolutely love this!

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  5. very true and agree with you on everything!

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  7. Eri Hunt says:

    Wow Jay this is awesome ! I totally agree once you understand your purpose, and let go of fear its like a new world. Great post! 🙂

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  8. I am currently sitting in the “I have no clue” club, haha. Fear is such a controlling emotion! Great post!

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  9. Wow Jay, once again you nailed it on this one. Fear can really hold us back from great accomplishments but we all know where fear comes from and it purpose which is to hold us back. We can overcome though!

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  10. annjekins says:

    To make a difference in the state I’m right now.. that maybe something I say or do will impact someone’s life..

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