Friday, April 18, 2014

P is for Purpose

I talk about purpose and personal power a great deal in my writings, I believe we were born with purpose and the challenge is defining that purpose through personal power.  

 I never thought of myself as a leader, I thought I was the person who helped the leader achieve the end result. 

Lately, during my internship working in addiction counseling I have found a new purpose, through personal power and an upward self efficacy, is that of a leader.  

Purpose, an inherent reason for our lives.

I grew up with no real purpose, well, except for getting a job and yeah that’s about it. 

I wanted more for my life, I didn’t want to be a cashier all my life, I told my mom this and she became very angry with and said “don’t Rise above your raisin”    

That saying has haunted me for many years.  I would take jobs offered to me, just because I had that internal tape playing in the background of my mind, “You are supposed to be miserable and take whatever job id offered, just to put food on the table.”   I very recently turned down a job because I was over qualified for the position. 

 A sign that the tape is starting to wear out.  


  1. Good for you! We should strive to better ourselves. Sounds like your mom was trying to keep you with her...

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

  2. My own mother had a similar saying, 'not to rise above your station' in other words don't reach too high. I don't agree with it, not now, not ever. She was trying to protect us (in her way), but I believe in going for your dreams, and encouraging others to do so as well. So well done.

    1. It is tough growing up with sayings that go against your grain. They hurt and stunt a Childs potential. I agree parents do the best they can with what they were taught, my hope is that each generation improves and goes for their dreams.