Your purpose is your power 11

You are on this planet for a very specific reason. To positively impact people the way that ONLY you can. This is your service to humanity. 

It means finding and using your strongest talents.
Where you are right now (your career) is part of your purpose. But it may also be a necessary step towards greater fulfilment.

Your purpose is your passion and your power. It is the underlying driving force of your life. It gives your life meaning and direction. This driving force compels you to make an impact on YOUR world. Whether in your current career or perhaps in another field. Make difference in you world.

Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.

My passion is helping people to break down the barriers in their lives that are preventing them from reaching their financial goals.
What is YOUR passion?

Share on Social Media

Leave a comment

11 thoughts on “Your purpose is your power

  • Des Squire

    We all need to identify our priorities and our purpose. We need to continually ask what is your job all about, what is your life all about, what is the purpose of what you do each day?

    Many people have no idea of their purpose, many people have never considered this important question. Many people get up each day and do exactly what they did yesterday without knowing why. many people are in good jobs but have no idea why or what the purpose of their job is.

    Bottom line is – what does your life mean to you – what is your purpose? As Marilyn says – if you cannot define your purpose you are powerless.

  • Marietjie Niebuhr

    Thank you so much for this, Matilyn!

    In the Bible we read this in Ephesians 2:10 –

    “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (NKJ);  OR

    “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (NIV)

    To me this is why we are in ETD – and will be successful. It’s been prepared for us, we just have “to walk in the good deeds, prepared long ago for us.

    We’ve just returned from Sondela Academy’s weekly involvement programme at Thusanang Special School in Bela Bela township. We are involved in improving skills of learners with diminished intellectual abilities.

    You go there to give something by sharing skills and knowledge, but you return humbled, yet empowered, because of the blessings you have received there from the educators, other staff members and the children!

    Truly – it’s been prepared for us long ago to go there . . .

  • Tersia Kuhne

    Marylin – excellent words.

    We need passion to make a difference in our immediate environment and  more important the other individuals making their journey on this mother earth.

    We joke about having a JOB! Is just being over broke.  But actually it is a detrimental way of looking at you life work.

    I am working at the University of the Free State with recognition of prior learning (RPL) which is an utmost empowerment tool for others to get admission in qualifications.

    We create learning paths for people’s who had a disadvantaged school education or were not wise enough to make an effort in their Senior Certificate.

    For an example we developed RPL for home based care givers and ancialiary health care workers. This groups has reached a dead end in the career path since there are very few training opportunities  available. THis wonderful care givers work in old age homes, hospitals and private patients, They are marginalized group who is easily exploited. Most of them wants a better life – they want opportunities to rise above the job cliche.  The UFS created possibility thinking and we developed RPL for admission in a four year Nursing Diploma. We did it in collaboration with the Free State School of Nurses (Welkom,Bloemfeintein, QWaQwa) who provided the training, the Free State Department of Health provided the bursaries, study leave and the work place , clinics and hospitals and the RPL Office who did the RPL.

    We met so many people with that outstanding passion for their work and the resolution to make a difference in the life of .others.

    Nelson MAndele said:

                      “There is no passion to be found in playing it small,

                       in settling for a life less than the one you are capable of living.”

    RPL is not a main stream admission path BUT it open doors for mature adults not to settle for a life less than the one they capable of living and to develop their human and social potential and enhance their socio-economic progress.

    From 2004 to 2014 we assisted more than 11000 enquirers,and at least 970 fortunate candidates got admission and bursaries into the Nursing college.These people are the torch carriers of hope and passion to bring transformation about in the Nursing field



     Well said Marylin, true that:”Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion”. I love what I’m doing; Education Training and Development is my passion and my heart is so on Skills Development.

  • Xolile Hans

    Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn, what made you think like this? May I use your quote in my workshops with the unemployed youth of my area? These are the words that they need to propel them to greater heights in the unemployment maze.

    Community development is my passion for the past 43 years, I hope this does not give away how young I am.