Introduction

In our journey through life, we often find ourselves seeking meaning, fulfilment, and direction. It is an innate human desire to have a sense of purpose, a reason for our existence. Purpose acts as a guiding force that fuels our motivation, shapes our decisions, and gives our lives a profound sense of significance. Whether it’s on an individual level or a collective endeavor, the power of purpose has the potential to transform lives and shape the world around us.

Understanding Purpose

Purpose goes beyond mere goal-setting or accomplishing tasks; it is the underlying reason behind our actions, the deeper meaning that gives us a sense of direction. It is the driving force that ignites passion, fuels perseverance, and compels us to make a difference. 

Individual Empowerment

Discovering and embracing our personal purpose empowers us in multiple ways. When we have a clear sense of purpose, we gain clarity about our values, talents, and aspirations. It enables us to set meaningful goals aligned with our true selves and motivates us to persist in the face of challenges.

Purpose also fuels resilience. When we encounter obstacles or setbacks, knowing our purpose reminds us of the bigger picture and helps us bounce back. It provides us with the strength to overcome adversity, learn from our failures, and keep moving forward.

Moreover, purpose brings a sense of fulfilment. When we align our actions with our purpose, we experience a deep sense of satisfaction and contentment. It nourishes our well-being, enhances our self-esteem, and allows us to live authentically.

When I decided to run for charities I thought about two things:

  1. Things I can’t control
  2. Things I can control

 

I knew I could not control the direction of the war nor to stop the earthquakes. So I concentrated on things I could control. For example, to start running for charities and raise funds in order to help people who needed help the most. 

Collective Impact

When individuals come together with shared purpose, remarkable things happen. Purpose has the power to inspire and mobilise communities, organizations, and even entire societies toward positive change. When people unite under a common cause, their collective efforts can lead to groundbreaking innovations, social progress, and transformative impact.

A sense of purpose fosters collaboration and synergy. It brings people together, bridging differences and building strong connections. When individuals join forces with a shared purpose, their diverse perspectives and skills complement each other, creating a dynamic and powerful force for change.

Purpose-driven organizations are not only more successful but also more fulfilling places to work. When employees are connected to a larger purpose beyond profit, they feel a deeper sense of engagement and commitment. Purpose-driven companies attract and retain passionate individuals who are eager to contribute their best and make a positive impact.

Therefore, we at Wealth and Tax Management treat our team as part of the family so they have a sense of belonging. They know they are treated well, heard and understood. After all, we spend so much time together, we might as well look after each other. 

Finding Your Purpose

Discovering our purpose is a deeply personal and introspective journey. It requires self-reflection, exploration, and sometimes experimentation. Here are a few steps to help you uncover your purpose:

 

  • Reflect on your passions: What activities or causes bring you joy, fulfilment, and a sense of meaning? Identify the things that make your heart sing and energise you.
  • Explore your values: What principles and values do you hold dear? What matters to you the most? Understanding your core values can provide valuable clues about your purpose.
  • Identify your strengths: Recognise your unique talents, skills, and strengths. How can you leverage them to make a positive impact in the world?
  • Connect with others: Engage in conversations and collaborate with people who share your interests. Exchanging ideas and perspectives can help refine your understanding of your purpose.
  • Take action: Experiment with different activities and projects aligned with your potential purpose. Embrace opportunities that allow you to make a difference and learn more about yourself.

 

For example, I love running and I thought why don’t I turn it into a more purposeful activity which will benefit not only myself but other people. Therefore, I did my research on the internet about how to set up a charity page and I chose the Just Giving platform: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cholpon-djanuzakova which was easy to set up and off I was on the start of my journey, where I knew that I was not running just for myself anymore but had a powerful purpose. The first cause was to help victims of the Ukraine war. Every run was so powerful that it made me even more determined and I have just completed my second run, but this time for the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. 

Challenges

Of course, you are bound to face challenges with whatever you do. So, within a few weeks, my right knee was playing up so much that I had to stop running. I made an appointment with the doctors and got a referral to a physio specialist who told me that I had arthritis and it was best for me to stop running. I was upset and made an appointment with another private physiotherapist in Stony Stratford (Tony has used them for years) who told me after examining my knee that I did not have arthritis and gave me some exercises. So I did the exercises for a few weeks and did not feel any pain. This gave me a chance to restart my running (I had only 30 km left). And here I am, completed 80 km and I feel so happy for it. 

Conclusion

The power of purpose is undeniable. When individuals embrace their personal purpose and unite with others who share their vision, incredible transformations can occur. Purpose empowers us as individuals, guiding our decisions and giving our lives deeper meaning. It also has the potential to mobilise communities and organizations toward positive change, shaping the world we live in.

As we embark on our personal journeys of self-discovery, let us remember that purpose is not something to be discovered once and for all. It evolves and adapts as we grow and learn. Embrace the power of purpose, and unlock the true potential within you to create a meaningful and impactful life.*

I would like to say thank you to all of you who supported me in my charity runs. I really appreciate your support and generous help. If you have not yet donated, please click here

 

*RISK WARNING

The information contained within this blog is for guidance only and does not constitute advice which should be sought before taking any action or inaction. All information is based on our current understanding of taxation, legislation, regulations and case law in the current tax year. Any levels and bases of relief from taxation are subject to change. Tax treatment is based on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. This blog is based on my own observations and opinions.

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