Having a purpose in life makes it virtually impossible to just merely exist. When you have a fixed reason for living, you begin to move away from the “why am I here?” approach to life, to one that is centered, purposeful and fulfilled.
We’re all here for a unique purpose, and if you haven’t found yours yet, trust that you will. In the meantime, hopefully you’ll find some inspiration from these 15 inspiring quotes about living life with purpose.
“If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily.” ―Jack Canfield
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ―Dalai Lama
“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” ―John F. Kennedy
“The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.” ―Charles Dickens
“You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.” ―Margaret Young
“The person without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.” ―Thomas Carlyle
“True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” ―Helen Keller
“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.” ―Barbara Hall
“To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.” ―James Allen
“The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.” ―Terry Orlick
“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” ―Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.” ―Michel de Montaigne
“Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” ―Jalaluddin Rumi
“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” ―Winston S. Churchill“
“Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are ultimately to be at peace with themselves. What humans can be, they must be.” ―Abraham Maslow
Sometimes, all it takes to spur motivation and inspiration are a few simple words — hopefully, one of these perceptive quotes will do just that!