🐝 Fatima G. Williams in Self-Improvement, Fractals Forever, beBee in English Recruitment Manager • 360 HR Partners Sep 1, 2017 · 3 min read · 1.8K

Drowning in my pursuit of adding value to purpose!

Drowning in my pursuit of adding value to purpose!

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 why you do something or why something exists. Why does one exist?

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

In 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. 

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. 

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. 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. 

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." 

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

 "Pure Understanding, Realizing one's Potential, being Omnipresent and Serving the people around us 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. 

Empirically tested purpose stands the test of time. 

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 each other, learn, grow, add value and lead by example etc etc

Ian Weinberg says "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 it. We need logospurpose.(Victor Frankl). We must have courage that our hopelessness does not detract us from our dignity and meaningful purpose in life.

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

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 Ambassador Sara Jacobovici & Harvey Lloyd inspired me to write this buzz and I dedicate this to the members of the WPD family and to dear CityVP 🐝 Manjit.

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 !

🐝 Fatima G. Williams Sep 12, 2017 · #41

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

ricardo blanco galeán Sep 11, 2017 · #40

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams Sep 5, 2017 · #39

#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 ✌️ 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.

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Louise Smith Sep 5, 2017 · #38

#37 : ) ( :

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Chas ✌️ Wyatt Sep 5, 2017 · #37

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Louise Smith Sep 5, 2017 · #36

#13 This is such a beautiful compliment from @Chas ✌️ 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 !

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Louise Smith Sep 5, 2017 · #35

@🐝 Fatima G. Williams The buzz I read before this one was by @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
I recommend you read it after this buzz. It's a great continuation along similar lines.

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Louise Smith Sep 5, 2017 · #34

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.

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