27 Inspiring Quotes About Knowing Your Why And Purpose In Life

In any endeavor and life generally, knowing your why is crucial, it’s the difference between merely existing and living a life of purpose.

What’s your why? Why are you here? Why are you doing what you are doing? Why must you do it? How does it fit into the big picture? If you can know your why then you can bear almost any how.

Let these quotes inspire a sense of purpose in you.

1. “It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” ―Winston S. Churchill

2.  “The two most important days in life are the day you born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

3. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Harold Whitman

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4. “The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.” ―Terry Orlick

5. “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion, for your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” — T.D. Jakes

6. “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Picasso

7. “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”  –John F. Kennedy

8. “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” ―W. Clement Stone

9. “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

10. “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

11. “The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” ―Fyodor Dostoyevsky

12. “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” — Oprah Winfrey

13. “The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.” ―Michel de Montaigne

14. “To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.” ―James Allen

15. “You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.” ―Margaret Young

16. “If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily.” ―Jack Canfield

17. “Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.” ―John D. Rockefeller

18. “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

19. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

20. ” He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.’ – Nietzsche

 21. “Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.” ―Washington Irving

22. “Everything in your life informs you what your purpose is.  How do you know it’s your purpose?  It feels like it’s the right space for you.  It feels like ‘This is what I should be doing; this is where I feel most myself.’” – Oprah Winfrey

23. “If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.” — Steve Maraboli

24. “Build your own dreams
, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” — Farrah Gray

25. “To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.” – Seneca

26. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” — Les Brown

27. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” — Henry David Thoreau

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