Episode 4 Transcript:
Goal vs Purpose - What is the difference?

Hi, welcome to my channel and thanks for watching.

 

My name is Francis. and I want to help you find your goal, purpose and right mindset.

 

So as you can see, I'm new to this YouTube channel stuff.

 

I've only just started making my first few videos.

 

What I think I will do is I'm going to choose one theme every month.

 

So there are going to be twelve themes in the year.

 

And each month I'm going to break each theme into four topics.

 

So today's topic is about a goal and a purpose.

 

So last week I made a channel intro video,.

 

And in the video I said, I'm going to help you find your goal, purpose and mindset.

 

And it may seem in that intro video that I was using.

 

The words goal and purpose interchangeably like they were the same thing.

 

Now, admittedly, I think I was.

 

I think I was kind of getting them not mixed up,.

 

But in my mind back then they were pretty much similar.

 

And when I uploaded that intro video, a kind viewer very rightly and very kindly pointed out,.

 

"Hey, you're using goal and purpose as kind of the same thing.

 

And they're not, they're very much different."

 

Which got me thinking, you're right. They're not the same and they are very different.

 

Hence, I'm making this video today to explain the difference, of my understanding anyway,

 

"What is the difference between a goal and what is the difference between purpose?"

 

So a goal is something that you want to achieve.

 

Some point that you want to reach, it's somewhere that you want to get to.

 

And I definitely can help you plan that out, and also even set the goal itself.

 

So some examples of goals. A goal could be a job that you want to get,.

 

An exam that you want to pass.

 

It can be a certain amount of money that you want to save by a certain date.

 

All of those can have clear and actionable steps,.

 

Which we can both work together to achieve.

 

In my opinion, that's a goal.

 

Now, a purpose is a bit different. A purpose is less measurable.

 

It's ongoing. It's harder to define, and it's more about what you believe in.

 

So a purpose is "Why do you think you are here on this earth?"

 

"What is it in your life that you want to do?"

 

That pretty much for me is what purpose means.

 

So a goal is almost like a smaller part of that purpose.

 

So think of the purpose as this overarching umbrella,.

 

And each goal is a small part of that purpose.

 

In reverse, you can think about it as the purpose is.

 

The reason for why you are doing these little mini goals.

 

So I gave some examples of goals earlier and now some examples of purpose.

 

I guess right now, for me personally, my purpose would be.

 

To help you or to help others find their goal, purpose and mindset, like I keep saying.

 

So that would be my purpose right now, to help others, to share my knowledge,.

 

Share my experiences of things that I've been through and have done, just to save you time.

 

So you don't have to go through the pain of doing that yourself.

 

That would be my purpose.

 

But purpose could also be, you might be a musician and.

 

Your purpose is to write great music or songs to help others get through hard times in their life.

 

Or you might want to be a children's book illustrator,

 

and your purpose is to create great, magical, wonderful books that make children happy.

 

Or your purpose might be to be the best parent or family member that you can,.

 

And to support those around you that you care for.

 

So what exactly is your life purpose and how will you know?

 

That is something that I'll cover in next week's video.

 

As for this week's video, hopefully you'll now be clearer on.

 

What is a goal and what is a purpose and what is the difference.

 

So thanks for watching this video. This is actually,.

 

I'm going to class as my first proper video.

 

Thanks for watching. As I said, I'm new to this.

 

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