There are probably countless articles on the power of purpose, because it is a universal truth. But I think it’s worthwhile to bring it up again, especially at a time when a lot of people are stressed out, depressed, and losing hope. Maybe this reminder about why it’s important to have a purpose, and life quotes for women will help inspire you.
I believe the cause of a lot of depression is the loss of a sense of purpose and interest in life. When you lose someone you really care about or have any other type of major loss, it starts to make you wonder whether you have a purpose for being here anymore.
Here are a few reasons why it’s so important to have a purpose in life, large or small. And it doesn’t matter if the people around you or who you know, including family and friends do not understand why you are doing what you are doing. The point is that you have to see the purpose in it and find some sense of joy there.
Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose. – Viktor Frankl
A Purpose Gets You Up and Moving Around in the Morning
“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” – Earl Nightingale
When you’re feeling low, hopeless, and purposeless, you might find it difficult to drag yourself out of the bed in the morning and do anything at all. One benefit of having a purpose is that it motivates you to wake up each day, earlier and earlier, and get to work. You might even want to start doing some of the things you loved to do in the past, whether it’s yoga, playing an instrument, dancing, singing, or writing.
A Purpose Can Help and Inspire Others
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou
“If you see someone without a smile today, give ‘em yours.” – Dolly Parton
When others see you rebound from a difficult situation, whether it’s the loss of a job, the ending of a marriage, grieving a loved one, or recovering from a mental health issue, it is inspirational for them. They might be dealing with a similar problem, quietly, and need help. When you find a purpose, even if it’s just telling your story, or giving a testimony, it could be just the thing that someone needs to get up and make something happen in their own lives. There is so much power in purpose.
A Purpose Can Make You Money in the Short and Long Run
“Money is usually attracted, not pursued.” – Jim Rohn
After a while, you may find that pursuing your purpose could become a way to generate a new form of income. For example, if you find a purpose in knitting socks or mittens, or crafting, you might start to think about how you can sell them at flea markets or online. You might even find that your purpose has led you to discover what you are really good at, and how you can add special value to the world.
A Purpose Keeps Your Mind Occupied
“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh
There are a number of passages about the uselessness of having an idle mind and wandering aimlessly through life. When you have a sense of purpose, you are always thinking about new things, coming up with ideas, and seeking knowledge.
A Purpose Helps Open You Up to the Beauty of Life
“Perhaps the single most important ingredient in all of life for achieving happiness and fulfillment: Purpose” – Harvey Volson
Purpose helps open you up to the beautiful things around you. The sun shining brightly, the leaves rustling in a gentle wind, the ocean waves coming to shore, and the kind people you encounter each day. It may be because knowing that you have something to do, and something important to think about puts you in a different energy field where you can once again appreciate beauty.
Think about it. What gives you and your life a sense of purpose? When my mother, and a number of other people I cared about a lot passed, I felt that I lost my purpose — being there for them and loving them. But with help from my grief group, and people who still care about me, I am learning to adjust. I feel that I may be coming back into my own sense of having a purpose that is mostly focused on me and my own needs at the moment. It isn’t always easy, and it takes some time, but it can happen if you stay as focused and positive as possible.
Consider these life quotes for women and how exploring the power of purpose can be life changing for you and others around you. As desperate, lonely, and hopeless you may feel, there is always a possibility that with time you can repurpose your life and find something that interests you again.
Lynn Gilliard is the author of a popular relationship guide entitled Let Him Chase YOU. Her latest book Sing While You’re Single offers advice to women who want to remain single for the time being while still maintaining their belief in the power and possibility of love.