Best Your Why Quotes 2021

Your Why Quotes

You’re sitting in your office, or at home, and you see a tweet from someone who is going through something hard. You want to reach out but you don’t know what to say. That’s where we come in. Your Why Quotes helps people find the right words for those tough moments with a regularly updated collection of quotes that cover everything from anger to death.

The Truth About Finding Your Purpose

Your life’s purpose can be multi-layered. You will eventually outgrow the first layer you found when you start to search for your purpose. Then you will move on to the next level of your goal. For a time, you’ll live on purpose, but it will be different than what you thought it was just a few years back. But, over time, you’ll find your following purpose and outgrow the one you have.

The reality is that you will likely continue doing this for the rest of your life. The good news is that you will become more aligned to your true purpose as you discover your new meaning with each outgrowth of your previous goal.

If you ever question your purpose, don’t worry. It’s normal. You can even be entirely aimless for a time, as long as you continue to search. You’ll eventually discover your true purpose if you continue to explore.

These inspiring purpose quotes will inspire you as you search, discover, live, and fulfill your purpose.

Top Best Your Why Quotes


“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Nietzsche

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it” ― Gautama Buddha

“To begin to think with purpose is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.” – James Allen

“Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.” – Washington Irving

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” – Robert Byrne

“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.” – Barbara Hall

“When you stay on purpose and refuse to be discouraged by fear, you align with the infinite self, in which all possibilities exist.” – Wayne Dyer

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced; live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” – Indian Proverb

“The person without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.” – Thomas Carlyle

“You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.” – Margaret Young

“True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  –  Maya Angelou

“More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.” – Billy Sunday

“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” – Og Mandino

“Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.” – James Allen

“It is everlasting and must be relevant in both your personal and professional life. It is a statement of your value at work as much as it is the reason your friends love you. We don’t have a professional WHY and personal WHY. We are who we are wherever we are.”  – Simon Sinek

“When we align emotionally with our customers and clients, our connection is much stronger and more meaningful than any affiliation based on features and benefits. That’s what starting with WHY is all about.”  – Simon Sinek

“So often, organizations get comfortable providing their core offerings and don’t consider what other products, services or partnerships could help them live their WHY.”

“our goal is to surround ourselves with people who believe what we believe.”  – Simon Sinek

“Before we can stand out, we must first get clear on what we stand for.”  – Simon Sinek

“Fulfillment is a right and not a privilege. Every single one of us is entitled to feel fulfilled by the work we do, to wake up feeling inspired to go to work, to feel safe when we’re there and to return home with a sense that we contributed to something larger than ourselves. Fulfillment is not a lottery. It is not a feeling reserved for a lucky few who get to say, “I love what I do.” For those who hold a leadership position, creating an environment in which the people in your charge feel like they are a part of something bigger than themselves is your responsibility as a leader.”  – Simon Sinek

“We don’t necessarily find happiness in our jobs every day, but we can feel fulfilled by our work every day if it makes us feel part of something bigger than ourselves.”  – Simon Sinek

“Loyalty is not built on features and benefits. Features and benefits do not inspire. Loyalty and long-lasting relationships are based on something deeper.”  – Simon Sinek

“The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.” – Michel de Montaigne

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” – Dalai Lama

“You’ve got to have a purpose no matter what you do in life.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” – Viktor Frankl

“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” – Winston S. Churchill

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” – Paulo Coelho

“The two most important days in life are the day you born and the day you discover the reason why.” – Mark Twain

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – W. Clement Stone

“You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.” – Abraham Lincoln

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” – Rick Warren

“The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are going.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

“Life is a promise; fulfill it.” – Mother Teresa

“Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.” –  Marian Wright Edelman

“Everyone has a purpose in life…a unique gift or special talent to give to others.  And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the exctasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of goals.”  – Deepak Chopra

“The purpose of life is to know God.”  –  Wayne Dyer

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.”  –  Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”  –  Helen Keller

“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” – James A. Froude

“Nothing is more likely to help a person overcome or endure troubles than the consciousness of having a task in life.”  –  Victor Frankl

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”  –  Buddha

“In the end, the money and success that truly last come not to those who focus on such things as goals, but rather to those who focus on mastery and fulfilling their Life’s Task.” – Robert Greene

“As you open yourself to living at your edge, your deepest purpose will slowly begin to make itself known.” – David Deida

“The secret of success is constancy of purpose!” – Napoleon Hill

“There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world―and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs.” – Deepak Chopra

“Have a higher purpose than money.” – Grant Cardone

“Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, “aw shit, he’s up!” – Steve Maraboli

“Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose” – Leonardo da Vinci

“The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.” – Roy T. Bennett

“The greatest tragedy is not death, but life without purpose.” – Rick Warren

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Passion and purpose scale – always have, always will.” – Elon Musk

“The goal is not simply for you to cross the finish line, but to see how many people you can inspire to run with you.”-Simon Sinek

“Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Your purpose becomes your inner motivator, turning on the ignition switch in your brain to transcend the noise in your life and focus on what matters most.” – Victor Strecher

“There’s just one problem with feelings. They can be tremendously difficult to express in words. That’s the reason we so often resort to metaphors and analogies,”  – Simon Sinek

“The opportunity is not to discover the perfect company for ourselves. The opportunity is to build the perfect company for each other.”  – Simon Sinek

“There are two ways to build a career or a business. We can go through life hunting and pecking, looking for opportunities or customers, hoping that something connects. Or we can go through life with intention, knowing what our piece looks like, knowing our WHY, and going straight to the places we fit.”  – Simon Sinek

“If we want to feel an undying passion for our work, if we want to feel we are contributing to something bigger than ourselves, we all need to know our WHY.”  – Simon Sinek

“Happiness comes from what we do. Fulfillment comes from why we do it.”  - Simon Sinek

“Happiness comes from what we do. Fulfillment comes from why we do it.”  – Simon Sinek

“implications. Happiness comes from what we do. Fulfillment comes from why we do it.”  – Simon Sinek

“Bottom line is when we focus on our strengths and lean in to the strengths of others, we can make the impossible possible.”  – Simon Sinek

“There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” – Benjamin Franklin

“the combination of your WHY and HOWs is as exclusively yours as your fingerprint.”  – Simon Sinek

“If we expect people to live the core values of an organization, we have to be able to tell them what those values look like in action.”  – Simon Sinek

“The goal for us as individuals is to know our WHY so that we can more easily find the right tree and the right nest. The goal for an organization is to know its WHY in order to attract the right birds. And the goal for each team within the company is to make sure that they have the right birds in each nest—those who will work together most effectively to contribute to the organization’s higher purpose and cause.”  – Simon Sinek

“Our struggles are the short-term steps we must take on our way to long-term success.”  – Simon Sinek

“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose.” – Albert Einstein

“A soul without a high aim is like a ship without a rudder” – Eileen Caddy

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dream of meeting your heart’s longing.” – Oriah

“There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.” – Oprah Winfrey

“We’re the creators of our own experience – remembering this, and living our lives from this perspective empowers us.” – Mike Robbins

“The aim of life is self-development, to realize one’s nature perfectly.” – Oscar Wilde

“You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream, you’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.” – Diana Ross

“If you don’t love something, then don’t so it.” – Ray Bradbury

“The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.” – Hugh Black

“a small group of inspired and engaged employees can have a positive impact on the entire organization.”  – Simon Sinek

“I believe a purpose is something for which one is responsible, it’s not just divinely assigned.” – Michael J. Fox

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

“I know that I have found fulfillment. I have an object in life, a task … a passion.” – George Sand

“WHATs are products, services and job functions we perform. HOWs are values, guiding principles and actions that make us stand out. The WHY defines what the organization stands for—it is the collective purpose, cause or belief.”  – Simon Sinek

“Storytelling is the way knowledge and understanding have been passed down for millennia, since long before the invention of written language. Storytelling is part of what it is to be human. And the best stories share our values and beliefs. Those stories are powerful. Those stories inspire. Those stories are both the source of our WHY and the fuel that keeps our WHY alive. That’s the reason companies that understand the importance of living their WHY make it easy for their teams to fortify themselves with stories.”  – Simon Sinek

“As we explained earlier, HOWs must be actions because they are the things you do to bring your WHY to life. Traits and attributes, such as “honesty,” or adjectives, such as “determined,” are not actions. We turn themes into HOWs by making them actionable.”  – Simon Sinek

“If every member of a team doesn’t grow together they will grow apart.”  – Simon Sinek

“Because how we feel about something or someone is more powerful than what we think about it or them.”  – Simon Sinek

“Your vision is only actionable if you say it out loud. If you keep it to yourself, it will remain a figment of your imagination.”  – Simon Sinek

“The WHY can help set a vision to inspire people. The WHY can guide us to act with purpose, on purpose.”  – Simon Sinek

“Leaders are the ones who have the courage to go first and open a path for others to follow.”  – Simon Sinek

“Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose, the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success.” – James Allen

“When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure.” – Victor Frankl

“Purpose is not a noun, it is a verb. It is about how we work. We experience purpose when we do something that’s greater than ourselves. We experience purpose when we push ourselves and grow. We experience purpose as part of a community.” – Aaron Hurst

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”  – Eleanor Roosevelt

“The greatest contribution of a leader is to make other leaders.”-Simon Sinek

“Follow your dreams, they know the way.” – Kobe Yamada

“To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.” – Seneca

“To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.” – Seneca

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