Purpose Quotes

These purpose quotes reinforce the necessity to have a powerful “why” for what you want to accomplish through your goals. Without the “why” that supports your unique purpose and mission, it will be difficult to continue toward your goals in the face of adversity. I hope these quotes inspire and motivate you to establish goals that align with your life purpose; only then will you be truly successful.

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There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.
(William Barclay)

There comes a special moment in everyone's life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission - a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment, he will find greatness. It is his finest hour.
(Sir Winston Churchill)

Mission starts with determining what you really care about and want to accomplish and committing yourself to it. You can always develop expertise. First, discover your preference.
(Charles Garfield)

There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
(Napolean Hill)

Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
(Washington Irving)

God has given each of us our "marching order." Our purpose here on Earth is to find those orders and carry them out. Those orders acknowledge our special gifts.
(Soren Kierkegaard)

You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
(Abraham Lincoln)

A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose - a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.
(John Maxwell)

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
(W. Clement Stone)

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
(W. Clement Stone)

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
(Dr. Denis Waitley)

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
(Woodrow Wilson)

The mission statement provides the why that inspires every how.
(Unknown)


I’ve tried to provide proper attribution to the original sources of these purpose quotes. Please let me know if there are any that may be in error, or if you know some of the sources I have identified as “unknown”. Thanks!

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