Why we think having a Sense of Purpose is so important

Sense of Purpose (or meaning) is the motivation that drives you toward a satisfying future. It also helps you to get the most from the things you do and achieve.

Rick’s sense of purpose is to ‘see how far he can go and to inspire others to do similar’. Rachel’s is to ‘be a good role model for Ruby and Seth’.

It’s much better than simply wanting ‘to look good in a dress’ or ‘to be a stone lighter for Christmas’. These ‘purposes’ are very temporary and are not true purposes at all. They’re simply aims, goals, aspirations or targets.

Having a Sense of Purpose helps you:

  • make plans
  • get the drive to get back up each time you fall down
  • become more resilient as you step out of your comfort zone

It helps you focus on short-term goals like:

  • Tracking food/drink
  • Moving more
  • Setting a new routine


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