What do you think guys? What is more important? Having a purpose in life or being happy?
For the starter, let’s know a few things about happiness and purpose.
What is happiness in life to you?
Happiness is an emotion or a feeling. A state of mind where we should feel at peace with ourselves. A reaction to a day to day events or moments of pleasure.
We spend all our lives chasing happiness but the question is that Can we buy it or earn it? Can we have it whenever we want? No!
So why do we run after it all the time? Why do we want it so much?
These are the questions pop up in our mind where we get no answer for this. We will discuss this some other time. Today our question is how having a purpose in life is more important than being happy.
What is like having a purpose?
The purpose is the aim or motive to live our life. Life without purpose is a life wasted just like a day without a smile is a wasted one. Having a purpose in life gives you a reason to live. A goal to achieve. A task to complete.
What is the purpose of this life?
“The purpose of life is having a purpose in life.” – Shivangi Sharma
We all seek what we believe in so if we believe being happy is more important than having a purpose then we will seek happiness everywhere.
But just for the facts, we can’t have happiness, we have to create happiness from the inside of us. As I said above, it is the state of mind. We have to achieve that state of mind to be happy.
Even if we are seeking happiness in others it won’t be permanent. But if we have a purpose in life then we have reasons to live. Happiness is just an emotion. It is important but not constant.
When we seek happiness in others, we start to depend on them. Maybe that’s the reason most of the people are not happy nowadays. Because they are relying on others for their happiness than themselves.
Happiness is totally depending on the quality of your thoughts. We all become what we think. If we keep thinking about the negative aspects of life then we will create negative energy and it will start affecting our day to day life.
But if we try to keep our thoughts positive, we will see our life in a positive way. Or our life will itself create a path that will lead us in a positive direction.
You can’t always be happy. You can’t always stay cheerful and motivated. Once in a while, you have to feel or experience other emotions like hurt, sadness, anger, and motivation.
You have to take a break and give a rest to your mind, body, and soul. Life is a daily battle. We need to save our energy and always be ready for the next battle. And even after that, we need time to recover from the last battle too.
If you have a purpose in life you don’t seek happiness because you are already happy, content and at peace. Having a feeling or not feeling at all should not affect your life.
But when you lose your reasons to live, you lose yourself with it. When there is a purpose in life there is happiness but it is not necessary that when you are happy you have a purpose in life.
As we mentioned before, positive thoughts lead to a positive life. So here we are sharing some motivational quotes about purpose in life which will help you in creating a positive mindset and that a positive mindset will help you in leading a successful life.
Motivational Quotes about Purpose in Life
“You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.” ―Margaret Young
“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” ―Winston S. Churchill
“Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” ―Jalaluddin Rumi
“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
“What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question.” ―Margaret Atwood
“Lean forward into your life. Begin each day as if it were on purpose.” ―Mary Anne Radmacher
“Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are ultimately to be at peace with themselves. What humans can be, they must be.” ―Abraham Maslow
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ―Dalai Lama
“The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” ―Benjamin Disraeli
“I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.” ―Michael J. Fox
“Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.” ―John D. Rockefeller
“Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.” ―Bryant H. McGill
“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.” ―Barbara Hall
“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
So, if you have a purpose in life you are already happy to live for that reason but your state of happiness will change with the change in your life situations.
Do share your views in the comment section. What is happiness to you? What is your purpose in life, What is your life philosophy or do you have any favorite purpose of life quotes?