The other day, I was reading an article about purpose (something that you all know I’m unbelievably passionate about). Although I enjoyed and agreed with a lot of the article, part of the article worried me. And the reason it worried me was that it suggested that the importance of finding one’s purpose was to ‘monetize’ it. And it really made me wonder if others thought that was the ‘purpose’ of ‘purpose’. The way I see it, working on fulfilling your purpose has a host of benefits for people, the community and the world. Benefits that include solving existing problems big and small, creating new ways to work cooperatively and collaboratively with each other and finding better ways to take care of people, animals and our planet, to name a few. And while there may be a monetary outcome as a bi-product of the work each of us can do to fulfill our purpose, I don’t think it’s the most important outcome.
Money simply isn’t everything.
Kindness, caring, compassion and making a better world are priceless.
And fulfilling your purpose doesn’t have to be ‘monetized’.
What do you think? I’d love to hear!