One thing that I always have told my daughters is to do things “with a purpose”. I said it when they were young and I feel that I say it more now that they are teenagers. This morning it came up as I was dropping my youngest daughter off at my mother-in-law’s house. My oldest daughter went in the house and raided the cabinets for some snacks to take to school. I waited for her patiently but she seemed to do everything in slow motion. I told her to “move like you have a purpose”. I said that mainly just to have her pick up the pace so that I could get her to school and me to work, on time.
When I tell them to do things with a purpose it’s because they are part of a generation that has a tendency to mosey through life aimlessly wandering, not having a clue about anything. Having purpose, to me, is to have dreams and goals and to be willing to do what is necessary to accomplish it.
Today that phrase resonated with me. As I said it I came back to the fact that in my life, how often have I done things without purpose. How often were there missed opportunities due to lack of purpose? I’m not really sure, but I will say that I’m learning to live with purpose now, and I will do everything in my power to make sure my kids do too. I want them to learn to set goals and be driven enough to see them through.
*quote-Fit Moms For Life*