I read a really good article today in the Self Improvement Newsletter I receive from www.selfgrowth.com It struck a chord with me, so I thought I would share it with you too.

The Top 10 Benefits to Knowing & Living Your Purpose

By W. Bradford Swift ©2001, Life On Purpose Institute, Inc.

As the founder and director of an organization with a name like Life On

Purpose Institute, I guess it’s not surprising to hear me say that I feel

that one of the most important matters that anyone can do for themselves

and the world is to become clear what their true purpose in life is and to

then live true to it. So, I’d like to point out some of the many benefits

to knowing and living your life purpose.

These are some of the benefits most commonly shared by the clients of Life

On Purpose Institute as well as ones that I have personally experienced by

clarifying and living my own life on purpose.

1. Focus

When you clearly know your life purpose, it becomes a truing mechanism

allowing you to focus more clearly on what matters most to you. Many

people report that this has been one of the most valuable benefits to

going through the Life On Purpose Process ™, especially once they begin

to use their life purpose to make their decisions and choices in where and

how they are going to invest their time, energy, money and talents.

2. Passion

For many people clarifying their life purpose becomes the key to unlocking

their passion for life. The passion becomes the fuel that propels them

forward in expressing their life purpose, often in extraordinary ways

beyond anything they would have considered before they clarified their


3. Being Unstoppable

People living on purpose become unstoppable, particularly the longer they

live true to their purpose and the more they allow their purpose to shape

their life. People without clarity of purpose often finds themselves

stopped or stuck in life, which isn’t surprising because they haven’t

tapped into their passion so they’re like a high powered automobile

without any fuel in their tank.

4. Fulfillment

Living a life in which you are regularly expressing your life purpose and

allowing it to shape your decisions, your thoughts, feelings and actions

is simply a whole lot more fulfilling. A life on purpose is filled with

meaning, and people on purpose realize they are making a difference in the

world simply by being in the world.

5. Living a Value-based Life

You will learn as you delve more deeply into the Life On Purpose Process

(tm) that an integral component of a person’s life purpose are their core

values — those intangibles of life that mean the most to them. Our core

values are at the heart of all the values we’ve been taught we ‘should

value.’ Think of it like 3 concentric circles. The largest circle is

composed of our ‘should values,’ the next circle inside that one is our

‘chosen values’ — the should values that we actually choose to hold onto

and live from. The last circle is our ‘core values’ — those chosen values

that truly matter most to us. Since these core values are an integral part

of your life purpose, when you are living a life on purpose, you are

living a ‘value-based’ life, rather than a ‘lifestyle-based’ life.

6. Fun

Let’s face it, living on purpose is simply a lot more fun than living a

life based in fear and shoulds. People who know their life purpose and are

living it have a renewed zest for life. They can bring purposeful play to

almost any situation and find or create ways to have each day be a

reflection of their true joy and purpose.

7. Integrity

For me, a life on purpose is a life of ultimate integrity. It’s a life

that is whole and complete. People who know their purpose and are living

it, know who they are and why they are here. They live true to their core

values as they serve themselves and others through the expression of their

life purpose.

8. Trust / Faith

As people clarify their life purpose and begin to live true to it, many of

them report a surprising increase in synchronicity and serendipity in

their lives. It’s as though the Universe is rewarding them for the courage

to live true to their purpose. With this comes a deepening in trust and

faith for most of these people, as they realize that indeed there is a

greater force in the Universe than themselves and they are an integral

part of that force.

9. Grace

According to the dictionary, grace is ‘the unmerited divine assistance

given man…’ and people living on purpose often report living a

grace-filled life. When you commit to living true to your purpose,

something amazing begins to happen. The Universe lines up with your

intention and commitment. Perhaps this quote says it best:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back,

always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creativity

there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless

ideas and splendid plans:That the moment one definitely commits oneself,

then providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have

occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising ones

favor all manner of assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have

come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it; boldness has genius,

power and magic in it.” W. H. Murray

10. Flow

And perhaps we can summarize the other 9 benefits under this last one.

People living on purpose live in the flow of the Universal stream of

consciousness. Rather than fighting against the current, they allow the

current of what’s wanting to happen to happen. They allow what’s wanting

to flow to flow. They know that while they may never completely understand

or comprehend God’s divine design and plan for this Universe, they can

still be an integral part in its realization.

About the Author

W. Bradford Swift founded Life On Purpose Institute so people could have more fulfilling and satisfying lives through clarifying their life

purpose, which you can now do 24/7 from anywhere in the world with the

Life On Purpose Process ONLINE Program. Learn more

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