PURPOSE Quotations

PURPOSE Quotations








Quotations similar to PURPOSE - GOALS, CAREER
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A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve. - John Maxwell

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. - Bob Dylan

A person is led on the path that he truly wants to travel on. – Talmud

A personal mission statement becomes the DNA for every other decision we make. – Stephen Covey

Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose and devote yourself unreservedly to it. – James Allen

An empowering mission statement has to become a living document, part of our very nature, so that the criteria we’ve put into it are also in us, in the way we live our lives day by day. – Stephen Covey

Anything can be achieved with a strong enough why! - Tony Robbins

By pursuing the things you love, all the other things in life will fall into order. - Robert Kiyosaki

Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. - Muhammad Ali

Chase your passion, not your pension. - Denis Waitley

Creating and integrating an empowering personal mission statement is one of the most important investments we can make. – Stephen Covey

Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it. - Brian Tracy

Do what gives you a buzz. - Trevor Baylis


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Do what you love. – Marsha Sinetar

Do what you love. Love what you do. Deliver more than you promise. - Harvey Mackay

Do your work, but do your thing. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. – David Frost

Don’t ask what the world needs. Find out what makes you come alive and go do that. - Howard Thurman

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive. – Harold Whitman

Don’t compare your path with anybody else’s. Your path is unique to you. - Baba Ram Dass

Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. - Maya Angelou

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. - David Frost

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. - Harold Whitman

Don't count the days....Make the days count. - Muhammad Ali

Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully. - Unknown

Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit. - Mary Lou Retton

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. – John F. Kennedy

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. - Jalal Ad-Din Rumi

Everyone has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb. - Hugh MacLeod

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. - Theodore Roosevelt

Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best. - David McKay

Find out who you are and do it on purpose. - Dolly Parton

Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen for you, to you and because of you. - T Alan Armstrong

Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies. - Philip Dormer Stanhope

Follow what you are genuinely passionate about and let that guide you to your destination. - Diane Sawyer

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. – Joseph Campbell

Follow your heart and your dreams will come true. – Unknown

Follow your passion, and success will follow you. - Arthur Buddhold

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined. - Heny David Thoreau

Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion. – Martha Graham

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. - Washington Irving

Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose. - John Stossel

Having a purpose is the difference between making a living and making a life. - Tom Thiss

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. - Friedrich Nietzsche

I am a firm believer in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. – Jack Nicklaus

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. - Og Mandino

I used to spend my nights dreaming about the life I wanted to live. Now I live my dreams, and I spend my nights sleeping. - Dan Ogden

I want to put a ding in the universe. - Steve Jobs

If you don't know where you are going, it doesn't matter if your alarm doesn't go off in the morning. - Denis Waitley

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise. – Robert Fritz

If you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life. – Confucius

It is not the achievement of our goals that brings happiness, but the sense of purpose and direction they bring. - David L Preston

It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives. – Anthony Robbins

It is the first of all problems for a man to find out what kind of work he is to do in this universe. - Thomas Carlyle

It is what we do easily and what we like to do that we do well. – Orison Swett Marden

It may be that your whole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others. - Unknown

It takes a person with a mission to succeed. - Clarence Thomas

It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. - Tom Brokaw

It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive. - Federico Fellini

Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose. – Charles Du Bos

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. - Ella Fitzgerald

Know what you’re doing, love what you’re doing, and believe in what you’re doing. – Will Rogers

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. - Rumi

Let the God within you express itself through you in the world without. - Charles Fillmore

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. - Rumi

Life is a personal mission. You have a calling that exists only for you and that only you can fulfill. - Naomi Stephan

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. - Bernice Johnson Reagon

Live what you love. - Robert Blanchard

Look for an occupation that you like, and you will not need to labor for a single day in your life. – Confucius

Make your life a mission - not an intermission. - Arnold Glasgow

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose. – Leonardo da Vinci

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish. - Jean De La Fontaine

Many people die with their music still in them. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Many people have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. – Helen Keller

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent. - William Ashley

My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose. - Bette Davis

Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about. - Unknown

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. - H Jackson Brown, Jr

No dream is too high for those with their eyes in the sky. - Buzz Aldrin

No is a word on your path to Yes. Don't give up too soon. Not even if well-meaning parents, relatives, friends, and colleagues tell you to get a real job. Your dreams are your real job. - Joyce Spizer

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose. - Mary Shelley

Nothing happens unless first a dream. - Carl Sandburg

Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real. - Deepak Chopra

One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have whole-hearted enthusiasm. - Hannah Senesh

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. - Henry David Thoreau

Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission. - Zig Ziglar

Petty things become unimportant when people are impassioned about a purpose higher than self. – Stephen Covey

Purpose is what gives life a meaning. - Charles H Perkhurst

Purpose serves as a principle around which to organize our lives. - Unknown

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. – Henry David Thoreau

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. - W T Grenfell

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love. - David McCullough

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim. – John D Rockefeller Jr

Sometimes in tragedy we find our life's purpose - the eye sheds a tear to find its focus. - Robert Brault

Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it, the money will come. - Greer Garson

Stop looking for your purpose. BE it! - Dr Wayne Dyer

Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes. - Kenneth Hildebrand

Success demands singleness of purpose. - Vince Lombardi

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. - Swami Vivekananda

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something completely great. – Willa Cather

The bigger your mission becomes, the greater inspiration you will be given. - Ryuho Okawa

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. – Oprah Winfrey

The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy. - Malcolm Forbes

The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do. - Orison Swett Marsden

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

The meaning of life is to give life meaning. - Ken Hudgins

The minute you begin to do what you want to do, it's a different kind of life. - Buckminster Fuller

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision. - Helen Keller

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. - Albert Schweitzer

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. - Steve Jobs

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose. - Richard Leider

The real distinction is between those who adapt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in the light of their purposes. - Henry Kissinger

The secret of man’s being is not only to live but to have something to live for. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The secret of success is constancy of purpose. - Benjamin Disraeli

The tragedy of life is not in the fact of death, but in what dies inside of us while we live. - Norman Cousins

The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure. - Francoise de Motteville

The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be. – Oprah

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it. - Henry Ford

There are two great days in a person's life – the day we are born and the day we discover why. - William Barclay

This is the true joy in life - being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. - George Bernard Shaw

Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow. - Norman Vincent Peale

To come to be you must have a vision of Being, a Dream, a Purpose, a Principle. You will become what your vision is. - Peter Nivio Zarlenga

To follow, without halt, one aim; that’s the secret of success. – Anna Pavlova

To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity. - Friedrich Nietzsche

To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun! - Katherine Graham

To succeed, work hard, never give up and above all cherish a magnificent obsession. – Walt Disney

To want to be what one can be is purpose in life. - Cynthia Ozick

Truer words were never spoken: What I am looking for is not out there; it is in me. - Helen Keller

Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go. - Natalie Goldberg

Unless a life is activated by sustained purpose it can become a depressingly haphazard affair. - Richard Guggenheimer

Use the talents God has given you to make the world better for your having been in it. - Robert Collier

We all have something that we are meant to do. Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purpose and then direct all your energies towards it. - Robin Sharma

We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future. - Robin Sharma

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it. - William Osler

We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world, and we impoverish ourselves if we forget this errand. - Woodrow Wilson

We exist in order to actualize the deepest desires of our hearts. – Deepak Chopra

We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we can not put our heart. – John Ruskin

What makes life dreary is the want of a motive. – George Eliot

What the world needs now is for each of us to be who we truly are, and to bring our gifts into the world. - Nancy Bishop

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal. - Albert Pine

What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? – Robert Schuller

What you do every day should contribute to giving your life meaning. If it doesn’t, why are you doing it? - Don Hutcheson

Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power. – Stephen Covey

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. - John Ruskin

When we are doing what we love, we don't care about time. For at least at that moment, time doesn't exist and we are truly free. - Marcia Wieder

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life. – Greg Anderson

When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us. - Julia Cameron

When we travel with a sense of mission, we attract events, people and opportunities toward us. - Robert Moss

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. - W Clement Stone

When you find your heart’s desire, you’ll have the key to unlocking your potential in every other part of your life. - Brian Tracy

When you’re following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves. - Shakti Gawain

Winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts. – Sylvester Stallone

You are what your deep driving desire is; As your deep driving desire is, so is your will; As your will is so is your deed; As your deed is so is your destiny. – The Upanishads

You can be anything you want to be, have anything you desire, accomplish anything you set out to accomplish, if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. – Robert Collier

You can bear any HOW if you have a big enough WHY. – Unknown

You don't want to get to the top of the ladder only to find out you had it leaning up against the wrong wall. - Jack Canfield

You just have to do your own thing, no matter what anyone says. It's your life. – Ethan Embry

You know you're doing what you love when Sunday nights feel the same as Friday nights. - Donny Deutsch

You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing. – Dale Carnegie

You nourish your soul by fulfilling your destiny. - Harold Kushner

You were placed on this earth to create, not to compete. - Robert Anthony

Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it's inspiring. - Lorrin L Lee

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. - Steve Jobs

Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. – James Allen

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. - Carl Jung

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. - Buddha
 

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