Book Of The Week: Purpose

One of our needs as humans is the need to matter. Having a purpose that matters gives us hope for the future. Without hope, we don’t have much of anything.

If you’re struggling to find your purpose in life, Gina Bianchini has a great perspective in her book, “Purpose.“

She explains why finding your purpose is only truly possible with a community. But she also says that we can all have multiple purposes during our time here on earth, and therefore multiple different communities to be a part of.

For some of us, it isn’t easy to get started with searching for what our purpose(s) may be. If you’re in that boat, I think Gina Bianchini may have some great ideas to get you on the right path. 

Start A Purpose Practice 

Gina says that our purpose should be practiced every day. Your purpose will have an impact on your life, so it’s something that you need to work on consistently. Fulfilling your purpose won’t necessarily come easily or automatically.

The purpose practice starts with knowing your past and where you are today. Starting with acknowledging your upbringing and some of the top most pivotal experiences in your life, you’ll be able to reflect on what has gotten you to this point. Then, as you move on to your Current Story, you’ll be able to see your purpose unfolding. This can come about by acknowledging where you feel most confident in your talents or moments that you have been proudest of yourself. 

Gina calls the purpose practice the “Purpose 30.” In this ritual, the goal is to spend 30 minutes every day harnessing and refining your purpose. There are seven steps included to craft your Purpose 30. Once you clear out all the stuff that’s on your mind, you’ll be able to envision a future for yourself and the community that you create. One of the first questions you’ll ask yourself is: “What are 3 things you’re able to do in the future that you’re not able to do today?”

Craft A Future Story

The Purpose 30 will lead you to craft a future story you envision. It’s important to stay optimistic about the future. The future you want will give you a sense of purpose and help you make use of the power of your time, talents, energy, and focus. Your future story will have a date, a description of your world, things that were overcome, where the turning point is, and how you gained momentum. Keep in mind, though, your future story doesn’t have to be final. You can always make changes to what you envision.

Final Thoughts 

Although it may be true that everyone has a unique purpose, we are meant to share that purpose with others. As Gina says in her book, the best thing you can do for yourself is to build a community that supports and expands your purpose.

We’re not meant to do it alone. 

That’s partially why I created this blog. To create a community with all of you to share the knowledge I’ve learned from all of these books. 

With that being said, what’s one thing you learned from the last book you read?

Drop a comment below and let me know. 

Thanks for being a part of my journey! 

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