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Define your essential purpose in 10 words or less.

What do you strive for? What is your essential reason. What gives YOU meaning?

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    May 29 2012: Mirror Christ Jesus in humility, forgivness, mercy, faithfulness and love.
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    May 28 2012: I think mine is 'To reduce the sum total of human suffering a tiny bit every day." oH oH i WENT OVER THE LIMIT!
    OK: Reduce human suffering a bit everyday.
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    May 28 2012: I want to learn human mind, human brain and find out ways to serve humanity better with that knowledge. And I defintely want to write a book about it.
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      Jun 1 2012: let us know when you publish it so we can read it and encourage you!
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    May 28 2012: To know God and enjoy Him forever.
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    May 28 2012: Oh my gosh. I tried to get through the video, really, but if he repeated another thing in triplicate I was gonna smash him. And yet you limit us to 10 words.

    Look it's simple. Find your purpose and you can define your work. Define your work and it refines your purpose.

    This may or may not be related to your job.

    Whether you define this in some kind of religious framework or not.
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    Jun 2 2012: I haven't found my purpose yet but I'm trying everyday.
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    Zaz Tao

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    Jun 1 2012: To find the truth and pass it on.
  • May 30 2012: Finish painting a landscape of Positano, Italy. Document personal/family history.
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    May 30 2012: to help create better systems to manage our natural resources.
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    May 28 2012: Return to harmony and balance. Protect the women and children.
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    May 28 2012: :) Don't you worry, I have "Talk on TED" on my bucket list, you won't miss the book if I'll be able to succeed. I have already started cultivating myself towards and keeping a blog of it :) As soon as I finish my undergraduate education I'll be starting my neuroscience master's :)
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    May 28 2012: Suck air, occupy space, reproduce, and do something meaningful in between. ( 11 words sorry)
  • May 28 2012: Learn to love. Love to learn. Develop my soul. Thanks!
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    May 28 2012: Aware, mindful, engaged in life with curiosity and unconditional love:>)
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    May 28 2012: Widening awareness to aware duality to non duality to God
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    May 29 2012: Happiness
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    May 29 2012: Also from reading some of the responses it sounds people want to think more on helping the community and people espesially what i have witnessed on TED most people are doing this: look at this guy what hes doing jack manning bangcroft age 23? the CEO of AIME
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    May 29 2012: I want to find someone i can (1)love and (2)grow with no games and essentually find my perfect friend was my (3)destiny and (4)purpose.
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    May 28 2012: Sounds lke a job interview question. Are you hiring?