What is Your Purpose? – The Secret to Meeting Your Goals & Objectives

The Power of Purpose: Your Secret to Following Through

Anthony Robbins’ Rapid Planning Method is a powerful system for achieving the goals that matter most to your life. R represents the results we’re after. Clarifying your results (or outcome) helps you focus on your desired target. Once you know the result you’ve committed to, you must know why you want it, and why you’re taking action.

In other words, you should know your P—your purpose. Having a sense of real purpose, like compelling reasons, will provide you with the drive necessary to make your desired result a reality. There is a major difference between simply having a dream, and having enough reasons to push yourself through the inevitable obstacles that will stand between you and your goals.

There are many ways to achieve a result or outcome, but you must know why you are going after it. This way, if your first plan or attempt fails, you will have the necessary drive to follow through and keep moving toward your ultimate vision.

Your purpose gives you the emotional reasons why you want to follow through and do whatever it takes to create the outcome you desire. Whereas an outcome (or result) produces focus, a purpose gives you drive. For example, it’s one thing to say, “I want to become a millionaire.” It’s another thing to say, “I want to become a millionaire because I will be able to help my children; make a difference in the world; develop the pride of knowing that I’ve overcome so many challenges; contribute to the homeless; and create many magical, fun moments for myself and those I love!”

When you fully feel why you are doing something, you will create the emotional excitement and “juice” that will give you the drive and momentum to create the result.

Your purpose is the compelling reasons why you want to do something—reasons that will give you the necessary drive to follow through on your plan.

1) Why do I want to do this?
2) What is my real purpose?
3) What will this give me?
4) How will it make me feel?


  1. Powerful article. I have found that having a purpose and a goal has helped me tremendously. I especially like the part where you say to ask yourself these four questions: QUESTIONS TO ASK:
    1) Why do I want to do this?
    2) What is my real purpose?
    3) What will this give me?
    4) How will it make me feel?

    Rockland County Moving Company on January 27th 2014
  2. It is important to move forward and learn from mistakes. Knowing your purpose will help do that.

    Monica Lim on November 12th 2013
  3. Great advide. Thank you

    Mark Tilburgs on October 23rd 2013
  4. Thanks for these thought provoking questions. Definitely gives me something to consider when making decisions. Great post!

    Faith Presley on October 17th 2013
  5. This is very true.
    Sometimes we forget why we are pursuing a goal. Or we get distracted by external events and forget the real inner reasons, what we really want to achieve.

    We need to get in touch with emotions to help us take back our positive energy, momentum and our focus.

    Very good article! thanks :)

    Deborah on October 8th 2013
  6. Still on the journey for my purpose. Struggling with this right now in my life.

    Jim on October 6th 2013
  7. Nice post.Thanks for this great article.

    shushraj on October 6th 2013
  8. thank you very much for such a great article. that’s very interesting. i want to change my life that’s why i focus on my purpose

    พรีออเดอร์ รองเท้า fitflop on October 2nd 2013

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