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Working On Purpose (2011)

Kent Holland’s book on setting and achieving goals, managing time well, finding purpose and accomplishing your mission.

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Whether or not we acknowledge it to ourselves, each of us is in a quest to find a significant purpose for our lives and then fulfill that purpose. We ask ourselves, either consciously or subconsciously, questions like: Am I doing all I can and should be with my life? Am I called to do something bigger and more meaningful? Am I getting anywhere? Am I wasting my talents and my time? What work and activities should I be doing so that I m excited about life again? What is my purpose?

In this three part book (which may be used as part of a three part course), we discuss the importance of stepping back from our busy schedules to take a deeper look into our life’s purpose. If you haven’t identified what you feel is the purpose of your life, you aren’t alone. Many say they believe life has a purpose and even quietly feel God has a specific purpose for their lives. They quickly add, however, that they can t seem to find that purpose.

Are you filling up your time with routines and activities that keep you busy but get you no closer to deciding what your life is all about? What would really get you excited about starting each new day? By thoughtfully evaluating what you are doing with your time, you may see what is most important to you. You may also come to understand that if you are devoting a lot of time to certain endeavors, this may tell you a lot about your goals both conscious and subconscious. By understanding your goals, and contemplating whether a big picture appears as you look at your goals, you may catch a glimpse of your purpose. From there, the exercises in this book may prove useful for better defining your goals and time management so as to more intentionally realize your purpose and accomplish your purpose.