21 Quotes That Will Help You Discover Your Life’s Purpose

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I Didn’t Know What I Wanted To Be

As a child, I was never able to claim what I wanted to be.  

Friends and people around me knew what they wanted to be.  They claimed they wanted to be a baseball player, a firefighter, a teacher, or whatever.

I had many interest, but nothing stood out as to what I wanted to claim as a career.  

Nothing shouted out to me, “This is your life’s purpose.”

I also think there are many people in the same situation.  They have many interest and have even made careers out of some of them.

But, they do not feel that they have found their life’s purpose.

Therefore, to get myself and others thinking, I gathered some quotes.  

I’d like to share…

21 Quotes That Will Help You Discover Your Life’s Purpose

1 – “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” – Bishop T.D. Jakes

2 – “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

3 – “We’re the creators of our own experience-remembering this, and living our lives from this perspective, empowers us.” – Mike Robbins

4 – “I believe a purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.” – Michael J Fox

5 – “If your life is cloudy and you’re far, far off course, you may have to go on faith for a while, but eventually you’ll learn that every time you trust your internal navigation system, you end up closer to your right place.” – Martha Beck

6 – “You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you a golden dream, you’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.” – Diana Ross

7 – “There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.” – Oprah Winfrey

8 – “You can find energizing moments in each aspect of your life, but to do so you must learn how to catch them…and allow yourself to follow where they lead.” – Marcus Buckingham

9 – “Notice when your heart leaps up in joyous exuberance…In these moments the voice of your spirit is speaking directly to you.” – Justine Willis Toms

10 – “You Can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs

11 – “Dreams express what your soul is telling you, so as crazy as your dream might seem…You have to let that out.” – Eleni Gabre-Madhin

12 – “At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

13 – “If you organize your life around your passion, you can turn your passion into your story and then turn your story into something bigger-something that matters.” – Blake Mycoskie

14 – “If you prepare yourself at every point as well as you can…you will be able to grasp opportunity for broader experience when it appears.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

15 – “The self is made, not given.” – Barbara Myerhoff

16 – “We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be.” – Anne Lamott

17 – “How can you know what you’re capable of if you don’t embrace the unknown?” – Esmeralda Santiago

18 – “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.” – Paulo Coelho

19 – “If you live the questions, life will move you into the answers.” – Deepak Chopra

“You have to speak your dream out loud.” Kelly Corrigan

20 – “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” – Neil Gaiman

21 – “It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dream of meeting your heart’s longing.” – Oriah

I hope some of these quotes have helped you to start the process of discovering your passion in life.

Do you know any inspirational quotes that might help spark the discovery of your life’s purpose?

Let me know about them in the comments below.

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Jose Cosme

Originally from Bronx, New York, Joe is no stranger to adversity. Having studied many philosophies, he has triumphed over these adversities and has helped others do the same. Professionally, Joe has had the rich experience of working with people with disabilities as he helped them reach their fullest potential. Now, as the creator of the "What I Gotta Say About It" blog, Joe continues to influence the world as he helps people to realize their highest potential and to reach for the unlimited possibilities available to us all.