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Drowning in my pursuit of adding value to purpose!

Drowning in my pursuit of adding value to purpose!Purpose is "Pure Understanding,
Realizing one's Potential, being
Omnipresent and Serving the people
around us Empirically”

PC- Fatima Williams "On my ride back home Sunset Dubai!"


The past few months the hottest topic on beBee and for me has been Purpose.

What is our Purpose in life ?

Why should there be a purpose in life?

How to exercise purpose?

The definition of purpose according to Wikipedia.
As a noun
The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
A person's sense of resolve or determination.

As a verb
Have as one's intention or objective
It goes on to say聽why you do something or why something exists. Why does one exist?

Our Grand Ambassador on beBee Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassadorpublished a triad of buzzes centering聽purpose.Following simple Rules of life's聽comments are a witness to each one's own understanding of purpose.

In聽Is It Better to Have More Choices?Harvey said "My values drive my success as I bring value to others. These words by Harvey are golden.聽

I see value as the base foundation for purpose, the value that we bring exercises our purpose.

For our values help us grow, learn and achieve success. When it is purpose driven, we add value to those we meet who are part of the journey we are on.聽

For we do not grow alone we use the immediate surrounding and the people around us to grow and shine. And when we shine we shed light enabling others to see a well defined path.
Fatima Williams

In one of my comments to Dr. Anani's buzz I quoted " Nietzsche: "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. " I can see in these words a motto which holds true for any thing in life.
A two year study by National institute of mental health asked 7948 students what they considered very important to them. 16% said making money and 78% said their first goal was finding meaning and purpose in life.


Victor Frankl says man is able to live and die for the sake of his ideals and values. We all need something to live and with purpose induced growth in the centre we can achieve the satisfaction we desire.

An active life serves the purpose of giving man the opportunity to realize values in creative work, while a passive life of enjoyment affords him the opportunity to obtain fulfillment in experiencing beauty, art, or nature.聽Most people live an passive life does that mean an active life is not good. I'm left pondering on the above statement. Our attitude to our existence in the world we live in, is an existence restricted by external forces!

Sara Jacobovici inspired me to reply to her comment through this buzz imitating a favorite habit of the WPD family.聽

She asks "My only question would be, how do you define passive? For me, what ever we do is an active process; active is an external process, while passive is an internal process. We still engage actively in both."聽

It's taken me a alot of thinking, understanding and reasoning to reply to this important question.

The internal process is value driven purpose. This would emerge from within if we engage in

聽"Pure Understanding, Realizing one's Potential,聽being Omnipresent and Serving the people around聽us聽Empirically"
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While I am still on the journey of allowing purpose find me I cannot but deny that man does not live by bread alone. Not just by achieving materialistic things but by absorbing the experiences, he encounters everyday.聽

Empirically tested purpose stands the test of time.聽

Rather than asking myself what is my Purpose in life. I ask the question what is my purpose at any given moment. To share our thoughts and enlighten聽each other, learn, grow, add value and lead by example etc etc

Ian Weinberg聽says聽"Purpose without the courage to engage risks the development of purposelessness.

Purpose differs from man to man and time to time and the situation he is in. What matters is how well we are able to utilize our existence at any given moment in life. That defines our Purpose.

Everyone's purpose is as unique as is his specific responsibility to achieve聽it.聽We need logospurpose.(Victor Frankl).聽We must have courage that our hopelessness does not detract us from our dignity and meaningful purpose in life.


Sara Jacobovici says "Our聽beliefs and values give reason and intention to purpose. We can have purpose, but only through choice do we activate purpose"聽


We must have the courage to make the right choices to activate our value driven purpose.
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Do what you are passionate about and look how to make it useful for the world all within respect for others and treating them the way you like to be treated. My purpose in life shall then find me. - By Dr. Ali Anani


Ali Anani, Brand AmbassadorAli Anani, Brand Ambassador聽&聽Harvey Lloyd聽inspired me to write this buzz and I dedicate this to the members of the WPD family and to dear聽Sara Jacobovici.


About me

I am a brand ambassador on beBee, an ardent reader, a purpose driven passion coach and a Recruiter during my working hours providing HR Recruitment services to many organisations in the GCC. I love life and live to enjoy every single minute given to me. I love to write and do so rarely(Winks)

Thank you for reading this article. I welcome your comments. I follow some amazing people from who I draw my inspiration to write. If you find this article very useful or interesting, please share it with other members of your Social networks.

To share to learn" Stay awesome always !

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馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #31

#40
Thank you ricardo blanco gale\u00e1n. It would be great, interesting too if you add a profile photo and share your experiences with everyone.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #30

#34
Louise Smith Your doing a wonderful job helping people express their purpose by themselves. Something I will be doing as a part of my journey. Chas \u270c\ufe0f Wyatt is so unique and is a wonderful great bee I'm super proud to share some traits with him. Thank you the link to Phils buzz will head there to read it. The support i have from you bees will make me move mountains.

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

4 years ago #29

#37
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Louise Smith

Louise Smith

4 years ago #28

#13
This is such a beautiful compliment from Chas \u270c\ufe0f Wyatt "you may not write often (a trait we share), but, when you do, you do so with a sense of purpose. You may be swimming against the current, but, you certainly are not drowning. " There is also a lot of insight. You can choose what you want and when you swim against the current towards your goal. You can choose the time when you can do this with a sense of purpose. If you take your time, breathe, relax and swim diagonally, it may take longer than you expect but you will not drown !

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

4 years ago #27

Phil \ud83d\udc1d Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee https://www.bebee.com/producer/@phil-johnson/addicted-to-living-on-purpose I recommend you read it after this buzz. It's a great continuation along similar lines.

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

4 years ago #26

As a psychologist, I see many clients without purpose and clients in addiction to avoid having to deal with this concept as has already been mentioned. I ask each client to write down their short, mid and long term goals even if they can only identify 1 for each category. Early on in my career, I was stunned one day when a client said they couldn't do that as they had no goals. I let that pass and talked with the client and during the appointment from what the client told me, I wrote out their set of goals. At the end, I gave them the list. It was the client's turn to be stunned. The client had goals but struggled with the abstract concept of what goals and purpose actually were.The client had imagined a complicated esoteric task when in fact it was quite the opposite. Another interesting part of the process for the client was the novelty of being able to choose to themselves what they wanted rather than what others, work, family and life had previously dictated. SO a very important part of the process is the liberation of the client from perceived restrictions and learning to tolerate ambiguity, discomfort and freedom to be whatever they choose.

Joyce 馃悵 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

I love your seeking of purpose. I think we all need purpose in our lives. I see you as having a clear purpose.

Debesh Choudhury

Debesh Choudhury

4 years ago #24

I enjoyed reading .. you have supported others while searching the "purpose", that is great

Geoff Hudson-Searle

Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #23

great buzz, you purpose is possible nearer to you than you imagine, 鈥榝ind something more important than you are,鈥 philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, 鈥榓nd dedicate your life to it.鈥 There are certain factors and certain choices on your journey that make life easier and more worthwhile鈥︹

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #22

#25
Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven now you know why I say I'm blessed to know you all. Thank you

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #21

#26
Jerry Fletcher You are a part of this journey I'm on. It's the people I value more and I thank you for that.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

4 years ago #20

Fatima, You, like others here on beBee have the courage to wade in even when the waters are deep. Isn't it wonderful to know that Preston and Harvey, Ali and Deb as well as a host of others will be there to assist in the exploration. Thank you for diving into the deep end.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #19

I've published the article on the lumpy kingdom with the title as "Swimming in pursuit of adding value to my purpose!" :)

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #18

#22
I am swimming right now Deb I was drowning when the questions dawned but not anymore. Infact as Chas said I am swimming against the current as I sense my purpose. I normally go for a swim when the day's work drains my energy out. Swimming is a good energy revivor.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #17

#20
Thank you dear Deb\ud83d\udc1d Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee You are a great friend and supporter, the purposeful moments on beBee bestowed on me :)

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #16

#6
You are a passionate loving person Lisa. Thank you for sharing you loving thoughts 馃悵馃馃悵

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #15

#5
I see purpose finding you Pascal. Your life is an example and testimony to the same. Your selfless actions make me see you living a value driven purposefilled life. Your an example of My purpose shall find me 鈽衡樅鈽衡樅鈽衡樅馃悵

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #14

#13
Thank youChas \u270c\ufe0f Wyatt for your kind comment. You made me smile :) Actually swimming against the current seems like the right way to see it. Great quotes. You need to tell me how you find the right quotes always

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #13

#11
Asking that question seems like a start for you.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #12

#4
Thank you Ian Weinberg for adding your important insights. You said, "Meaning and purpose in its nature then becomes the subjective driver of action/inaction in the next moment." This is what I've come to understand on this pursuit. Hence looking at the larger picture makes us forget minute important details of serving the people around us empirically. Value driven purpose at every moment of our life seperating materialistic things is the biggest challenge, a challenge I take on. I want to grow and add value to self as I add value to others and perhaps the satisfaction I'm looking for may find me. Selfish/Selfless takes sides on our purpose a battle each one has!

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #11

#7
Harvey Lloyd Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge and thoughts. You have infact elaborated more of whats left inside my head and as I keep searching and understanding I am still left searching. Fear is the barrier to us acheiving our purpose and hence I chose to break down my purpose, seperate it from materialistic things and add value to it at every given moment. Gaint steps lead us to fall in unexpected holes life throws at us. It's a blessing to many that you share these observations.Please never take a moment back to share your experiences with anyone. You might add that light they are looking for on their path. I stopped asking the question what and now sit with the question how. Because as you said trying to define purpose only left me with more questions than answers. Adding value to purpose beyond our fears is breaking down of that huge wall external factors have built for us. This is a journey where I don't seek answers but seek value to my actions and what share with the world around me. This journey is neverending and I sit/act patiently as I see how it unfolds.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #10

#3
Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I had this topic surfacing on bebee when I was tossed by the conflicts of purpose. But over the last 2 months and after alot of reasoning, I see that value driven purpose at every moment helps me achieve a greater satisfaction than taking gaint steps. As I realise I am able to get a grip on my view point of purpose. The knowledge and experiences that all of you share throw more light on some of the dark steps one faces. Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us. As you say "Purpose comes first and the higher the value of purpose in living a grand life serving others is a true measure of our living meaningful lives"

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #9

#2
Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Thank you. Yes it's true but in the run for money people leave their values behind and forget their purpose in this world.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #8

Susan Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich is a beautful example showing how perspective plays a major role to anything in our life through her comments on various topics discussed.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #7

#1
Dear SusanBotello it's easier to accomplish when we break it down. It is the perspective that matters. What's inside gives us the courage to achieve our purpose wait patiently, one step at a time, one day at a time and we then are closer than we think. Purpose is a fluid like you said and is formed based on the place it is in, takes shape accordingly and the challenge is to make sure it never leads us away from giving value to self and others. Thank you for reading 鈽 I am kinda like you living in the moment but I figured some value driven purpose would do me good.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #6

This post really asks and adventures into some deep questions of existence. Thanks for your kind words and i believe the questions are relevant. The question of purpose extrinsically has many definitions. Intrinsic purpose really has two main drivers. Survival, which is somehow coded into our DNA. The second is the one where we have choices. Ian Weinberg describes the narrative of our life and how we can use or be subject to this paradigm in creating our purpose. Your post demonstrates the spiritual aspects of seeking purpose, by separating materialism and self. Purpose can be centered through a spiritual awakening that allows us to tie purpose to a greater narrative. This is a challenging concept as we look to realign purpose created through narrative/existence into a spiritual narrative that never changes. The unwavering narrative is something, once tied to, we can then see purpose through consistency and not material/social narrative reflection. Without a spiritual perspective we are left to find purpose through avoiding that which we fear or seeking social reflection of purpose. In each of these narratives we can add value, but only to the extent it relieves fear or is reflects back positively. Spiritual awareness allows us to add value beyond what we fear or see. Please accept my apologies if i have carried this to deep for the original intent of your post. Your question is one that i have spent years contemplating and observing various narratives express their purpose in either nature or nurture. Both observations showed that the task of finding purpose is difficult. One of the perspectives though seemed to find peace within their purpose. The other, nature, they are constantly looking, proving or disproving purpose.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #5

I'm such a spontaneous person, I think I actually find my purpose after the fact. Many of us have more than one purpose and we may not even be aware of what our true purpose is. I think I will always be in search of it but that's what keeps me going and gives me passion! Great buzz , you are so inspirational :)

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #4

I purposely try not to think too much about those things I like the plan of no plans with the vague notion of being the best human being I can , the goals keepers must think I am an heretic but I think there is too much noise about this I quite like what you quoted at the end. Do what you are passionate about and look how to make it useful for the world all within respect for others and treating them the way you like to be treated. My purpose in life shall then find me. - By Dr. Ali Anani聽

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #3

Thanks for the mention A pivotal concept, comprehensively handled. I would suggest that meaning and purpose is a reflection of each individual's heritage and interaction with the greater environment along the life path - the narrative. Meaning and purpose in its nature then becomes the subjective driver of action/inaction in the next moment. The range of this drive extends from survival action all the way to fulfilling a higher creative aspiration. I would contend that we don't make active choices in this regard. Rather, the meaning and purpose reflected in our subjectivity, interacting with the greater environment, gives rise to the chosen outcome. Thanks Fatima for stimulating the discussion.

Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear - you knitted a lovely buzz from the threads of many buzzes into a hugely-important buzz. You are gifted in synchronizing many buzzes in this buzz. For me I always say purpose comes first and the higher the value of purpose in living a grand life serving others is a true measure of our living meaningful lives. I am honored to be mentioned in your buzz and I thank you for your wonderful buzz.

Franci 馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Excellent post, . IMO, having purpose in life is what makes people tick. Having money in life is either the reward for hard work or luck.

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