Finding Your Purpose

Ken
12 min readJan 16, 2021

Introduction

I’m 32 years old, and for the vast majority of my life, I’ve simply been going through the motions, living life without any clearly defined purpose.

I’ve lived a very fortunate and blessed life so far, but I often think to myself how much farther I would have gone, or how much more I would have grown, if I had defined my purpose earlier in life.

I left my last job in early March, which was horrible timing on my part, because it left me unemployed for five months due to the world locking down and no one hiring.

I made the choice to use this time wisely, however, and finding my purpose was at the top of the list. During this time, I studied, read, and listened to many of the greats out there that spoke to the importance of finding of find your purpose.

This includes some of the Stoics such as Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus, but also Jim Rohn, Earl Nightengale, Napolean Hill, David Deida, and Ben Greenfield. After diving deep into the world of finding my purpose, and much contemplation and thought, I was able to create my own purpose.

Do you even need a purpose?

So why is finding your purpose such a big deal? Do you even need one to live a happy, healthy, and successful life?

Although I do think you can live a perfectly happy and healthy life without a clearly defined purpose, I do also think that if you want to live a life of fulfillment, success, and accomplishment, it is a must. And if you want to achieve some level of financial freedom in your life, having a purpose is non-negotiable.

Having a clearly defined purpose helps to keep you on course in life. It creates resilience when the tide starts turning, or the winds start shifting. It helps you get out of bed in the morning, it gives you drive, it gives you motivation, and depending on what your purpose is, it could propel you to the upper echelons of success.

What is success?

Success is one of those unique words that can be defined in so many different ways depending on who you ask. Success could mean getting that dream job that you always wanted, or it could mean that you’ve achieved financial freedom. It doesn’t necessarily have to be solely about career or obtaining…

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Ken

Chainlink Node Operations, AWS, Splunk Professional Services Consulting.