Purpose = Passion + Profession + Vocation + Mission

Do you want to live your life to the fullest? Take a look at this model and find the answers in these concepts.


  • Vocation: a summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action
  • Profession: a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation
  • Passion: a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept
  • Mission: a pre-established and often self-imposed objective or purpose


Your purpose is at the intersection of these concepts:

That which you love

That which you can be paid for

That which you are good at

That which the world needs


Definitions are taken from the https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/

Harold Koebler


Published by Michael Potter

Michael Potter is a gifted musician, technology nerd and support professional with a mission to help people improve their lives with technology. He’s passionate about Getting Things Done (GTD), mobile computing, writing and electronic communication. His new blog covers the love of note taking at https://annotatedpodcast.com

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