We all want to live our imperfect lives with purpose, don’t we? It sounds so good. So meaningful. So intentional.
There’s one thing I want to make clear, though.
When I say live with purpose, I don’t want anyone to hear: Try harder. Do more. Be better.
Not at all.
Living with purpose is not a try-harder kind of deal.
I don’t want anyone to walk away from this blog thinking: OH GREAT. I’m supposed to take my already-jam-packed days and then add in “purpose”? Really? How’s that going to work? BECAUSE NO.
I hear that. Don’t worry! It’s not about adding on. It’s not about doing more.
When I talk about living with purpose, I want you to hear: You are already enough.
You are already enough.
You, being yourself, have a purpose.
You, showing up for your life and paying attention, have direction.
You, doing more of what fits — what fits your personality, your passions, your life season, your skills and interests and responsibilities — and less of what doesn’t, are living with purpose.
You don’t have to do it all, and you don’t have to do MORE.
You don’t have to take the already-full life you’re living and add purpose on top, like a seasoning. Purpose isn’t there to make things spicy. Purpose is the meal. Purpose nourishes us and helps us grow and keeps us healthy.
Purpose is what we start with, and what we build on.
That’s living with purpose, and on purpose.
And you’re probably already doing it.