Covid-19 Personal Experiences of Growth 1

Thursday, 23 July, 2020 - 4:10 am

1. Our Jobs keep us busy. Living with purpose makes us productive.


Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the challenging and daunting task of “finding your purpose”?

Where do I fit into this grandiose picture? What is my purpose? How do I know when I’m achieving it? And when, and if I do achieve it, what comes next?

I believe these challenges come about because we envision purpose as some kind of monumental achievement, or an extraordinary calling, as opposed to a consistent day to day process.


Therefore, instead of trying to find your purpose, which is something that may remain forever elusive, endeavor to live purposefully. Living purposely can begin in the here and now, this very second, and can be implemented into our daily routines. 

Our internal qualities such as personality, convictions, interests and even weaknesses and vices, once disciplined and channeled, are all part of our distinctive purpose. Each person is unique, indispensable, and granted with special qualities to fulfil their purpose. Self-discovery is the first step to knowing how to be purposeful.

Think about your own unique qualities. Think about the various talents you were blessed with. Now, think of how these qualities and talents can be used to bring meaning to your surroundings.

Also, our opportunities, social and family circles, places we visit and the various experiences that come our way give us our chance to be purposeful.

Consider your opportunities i.e. your education, financial resources, position of influence etc. 

Consider the people in your life. People have strengths and weaknesses. Who can you help through troubled times? Who can you learn from?

Finally, the journey of life at times takes us to unexpected places. We become frustrated with detours and delays because we have an agenda and expectations. But in truth, wherever we are, whether it’s a place we would like to be or not, we are there for a purpose: to do an act of kindness or to learn something new. Our focus should shift to what that purpose might be.

The accumulative energy of these factors – personal strengths, life’s opportunities, our sphere of influence and the geographical places we find ourselves in, carry the secret to our purpose in life.

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