🗣Today’s affirmation: “I am attuned to my higher purpose in life.”
“‘Purpose’ is defined as a central, self-organizing life aim. Central
in that if present, purpose is a predominant theme of a person’s identity.
If we envision a person positioning descriptors of their personality on
a dartboard, purpose would be near the innermost, concentric circle.
Purpose is self-organizing in that it provides a framework for systematic behavior patterns in everyday life. Self-organization should be
evident in the goals people create, the effort devoted to these goals,
and decision-making when confronted with competing options of how
to allocate finite resources such as time and energy. A purpose
motivates a person to dedicate resources in particular directions and
toward particular goals and not others. That is, terminal goals and
projects are an outgrowth of a purpose. As a life aim, a purpose cannot
be achieved. Instead, there are continual targets for efforts to be
-Todd B. Kashdan & Patrick E. McKnight
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