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  • Writer's pictureViktoria Hamma

I've Walked With Purpose, Come What May

In the grand tapestry of life, each thread weaves a story of choices, experiences, and the path we tread. It's a journey that's both personal and universal, where the conscious decision to walk with purpose can be a guiding light through the dimmest of passages. This is a celebration of such an intentional journey, with all its benefits and struggles.

The Power of Intention

Living intentionally means making choices that align with your values, goals, and passions. It's about being present in the moment and making decisions that steer you closer to the life you envision for yourself. When you walk with purpose, you're not just a passive passenger on the ride of life; you're the driver, navigating toward your destination with focus and determination. There's a quote I remember reading that said "depression is the opposite of expression". When we don't live intentionally, allowing our self expression to come out but instead dampen it and hide it, depression is often what follows.

The Benefits of Walking with Purpose

  • Clarity: Purpose acts as a compass, providing clarity in the chaos of life's many crossroads. It helps filter out distractions and keeps you centered on what truly matters. There's a lot of noise in the world. But just like you don't have to listen to a radio channel that doesn't play the music you like, you can tune into the purpose you feel drawn to and drown our all the other noise.

  • Resilience: With a clear vision, you're better equipped to bounce back from setbacks. Purpose gives you a reason to rise after a fall, a beacon in the storm. And there are going to be storms! So focus on your boat in the storm, not trying to control the waves and the rain.

  • Fulfillment: Achieving goals is satisfying, but when they're aligned with your purpose, that satisfaction deepens into fulfillment. You're not just ticking boxes; you're nurturing your soul. You are sitting into the best self expression of yourself.

  • Legacy: Walking with purpose isn't just about the now; it's about the mark you leave on the world. It's crafting a legacy that echoes your deepest values and contributions. It's not always noticed immediately but when you live with purpose and intention it rubs off on everyone you touch paths with.

The Struggles Along the Way

  • Resistance: Choosing a purpose-driven life often means swimming against the current. You'll face resistance, both from within and from the world around you.

  • Loneliness: Sometimes, walking your path means walking alone. Not everyone will understand or support your journey. In-fact as you grow and change it will unintentionally mirror the lack of growth in other's lives. This means some relationships won't last and learning to let go frees you to move forward.

  • Doubt: With every setback, doubt can creep in. Is it worth it? Am I enough? These are the shadows that accompany the light of purpose. Aligning yourself with others who share a similar purpose or feel the calling of their intentions will help you navigate your way through self doubt.

  • Sacrifice: Purpose may require sacrifice – the comfort of the known for the uncertainty of the chase. It's a price paid willingly, but not without cost. Often the hard thing and the right thing are the same.

Embracing the Journey

Despite the struggles, to walk with purpose is to embrace the fullness of life. It's an acknowledgment that while the road may be uneven, the act of moving forward is a testament to our courage and strength.

Here are some steps to help you walk with purpose:

  1. Define Your Values: Understand what matters most to you. Your values are the foundation of your purpose.

  2. Set Goals That Align: Create goals that reflect your values and move you toward your vision of a purposeful life.

  3. Be Present: Purpose is lived daily. Each moment is an opportunity to act intentionally.

  4. Reflect and Adjust: Regular reflection allows you to stay on course and adjust your sails when necessary.

  5. Connect with Like-minded Individuals: Find a community that shares your values and supports your journey.

Final Thoughts

"I've walked with purpose, come what may," is not just a phrase; it's a mantra for those who dare to define and pursue their own paths. It's a commitment to live authentically, to embrace every joy and every challenge on the road to self-actualization.

In the end, the intentional life is not an easy one, but it's rich with growth and meaning. It's an adventure marked by the footprints of our choices, leading us not just toward a destination, but toward becoming the very best versions of ourselves.

Walk with purpose, and no matter what comes your way, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you've lived true to yourself, and in doing so, inspired others to do the same.

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