Explore the value of Purpose
PURPOSE QUOTATIONS
20160126 wednesday quote
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

20180501 tuesday quote
“It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy.”

Mary Flannery O'Connor

20210108 friday quote
“When you stay on purpose and refuse to be discouraged by fear, you align with the infinite self, in which all possibilities exist.”

Dr. Wayne Dyer

20180502 wednesday quote
“I am not afraid. I was born to do this.”

Joan of Arc

20160125 tuesday quote
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

Pablo Picasso

Friday quote
“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday quote
“We don't beat the Grim Reaper by living longer, we beat the Reaper by living well and living fully, for the Reaper will come for all of us. The question is what do we do between the time we are born and the time he shows up.”

Randy Pausch

Wednesday quote
“That thing that you do, after your day job, in your free time, too early in the morning, too late at night. That thing you read about, write about, think about, in fact fantasize about. That thing you do when you’re all alone and there’s no one to impress, nothing to prove, no money to be made, simply a passion to pursue. That’s it. That’s your thing. That’s your heart, your guide. That’s the thing you must, must do.”

Jes Allen

20210105 tuesday quote
“There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It's why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.”

Oprah Winfrey

20210107 thursday quote
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

Mark Twain

20160127 thursday quote
“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”

Robert Byrne

Monday quote
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'purpose'.
PURPOSE
Snow Day My dad is stubborn, yet a very loving and caring individual. He and my mom are going through the process of a divorce, so I don't get to see either of them as much as I am used to. I call either of my parents nightly when I am not at their house, see how their day went, talk about my day, the usual stuff. This...
SUBMITTED BY JESSICA W.
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PURPOSE
A River of Inspiration From the Hindukush Mountains “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I was in my beginning days in Lahore, Pakistan, where I was ready to step into the practical field, just after...
SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUS
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PURPOSE
Manyang
Manyang Reath Kher Manyang is incredible. We both attended the University of Richmond together, and he involved me in his story one day when he asked me to proofread a grant application for him when I was sitting next to him in the library. Since then, his genuine heart has been apparent in every conversation that I've had with...
SUBMITTED BY AMALIA KOBELJA
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

Tell Us Your Story Everyday Hero Stories

Explore Another Value
ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BRAVERY
CARING
CHANGE
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMMUNITY
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTION
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DREAM
DRIVE
EDUCATION
EMPATHY
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GET OUTSIDE
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GOODNESS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
HUMOR
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PULL TOGETHER
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SECOND CHANCES
SELF-CARE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAMWORK
THANK YOU
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUE CHAMPION
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WISDOM
WONDER
Pass It On®

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Your Comments
Megan from North Carolina JANUARY 24, 2014
I think that many people are frustrated with the fast pace of today. The lacking value most can't pinpoint is purpose. Is what I am spending my time with useful, meaningful? The answer is individual. Facebook, money, work, friends you chose, etc. Is there purpose in this? Good and bad, there is always purpose.

Ayden Smith from Wahpeton, North Dakota MAY 17, 2013
"The purpose of life is to have a life of purpose."

Janez Hacin from Geneva APRIL 7, 2013
Do good, and you will feel good! I promise!

Bruce Willingham from Warner Robins, Ga DECEMBER 20, 2012
Purpose points us in the right direction.

Bruce Willingham from Warner Robins Ga APRIL 1, 2012
Purpose is why we are here. To make a difference in the lives of others.

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