Everyone needs a purpose, but not everyone realizes it. Moreover, most people fundamentally misunderstand what purpose really is. They confuse purpose with objectives and busying themselves with distractions to create the illusion of progress
Your superficial objective could be to build awareness, gain followers, connect to new people and access new opportunities. Your higher purpose is the way in which you want to change the world for the better.
Purpose is better than passion. Passion comes and goes, but purpose is consistent. Purpose will sustain you. Because you have a worthy idea of how you will change the world around you for the better. My purpose – the thing I care most about – is questioning the way we think.
I believe that the more we think in the same circles, the more narrow our world view. Every time I’ve shifted my perspective it has led to new opportunities, new exciting ideas and experiences. These days I’m constantly searching for things that question my world view. I’m addicted to challenging assumptions. Discovering new ways of looking at things. Learning and trying new things. I’m insanely curious. As a result. I’m a completely different person to the one I was 5 years ago.
This is important because almost everything you see around you is the product of human thought. Which means in a very real sense, if enough of us change the way we think, we can literally make the world better.