Purposefulness - is a personality trait, which is characterized by a conscious, consistent, long-term, stable focus on the conditioned result, called the goal. Purposefulness in psychology is the ability of a person to formulate a task with certain characteristics, plan activities, perform actions according to the needs of the goal, overcoming resistance, internal and external. Purposeful person is the one who has developed purposefulness, respectively, he is able to consciously plan activities and consistently carry it out to achieve the goal.
Purposefulness is a positive, individually and socially encouraged quality. It is indicated in the vacancies, they wish to birthday people, they consider it a valuable compliment. Despite the acquisition of this characteristic, the number of people is quite small, that they can readily define themselves as a purposeful person and even fewer can support the statement with real behavior.
Purposefulness is an integrative concept in psychology. The main areas of psychological essence in it are emotions and will, but it also concerns perception, intellect, character. This is not about restrictions, but about the ways of development of a given quality and the scale of its influence on a person. There are no objective limitations in the development of single-mindedness, there are no “innate non-goal-oriented” people, as there are no those who got this quality as a genetic lottery.
A person's purposefulness is not an innate trait, therefore the absence of examples in the generations does not matter, and there is no age, gender or cultural constraint in its development. This is an acquired trait that is generated by sequential actions. The denial of this trait in itself is a betrayal of its essence, since there are no objective arguments in favor of the impossibility of developing this quality in a rational person. Everyone has an experience of dedication and naturalness of its manifestation. When a child learns to speak, forming a new word and then persistently repeating it - he is an example of dedication. Speech formation is a very complicated process that requires a lot of resources. It takes a lot of effort to learn correct speech, it is not so automatic that it develops by itself, which is confirmed by healthy physically children with problematic speech due to poor fitness.
Personality dedication is a skill that absolutely any individual can possess and, refusing to have the right to develop it, he deprives himself of the source of the realization of his dreams. Even with a large innate talent for its implementation required to pass the stage of persistent efforts.
Defining purposefulness is associated with perseverance, perseverance, motivation, clarity of perception, and willpower.
Purpose and purposefulness
Purposefulness is the quality prescribed by the results of its implementation, and not allowed. You can not be potentially, conditionally, passively purposeful. Only by achieving the goals that have been set can an individual ascribe this characteristic to himself. Similarly, if a person has achieved a certain goal, there was a certain period of purposefulness, then he stopped the necessary actions, choosing passive behavior, purposefulness will weaken and after a while will not be a feature that can be claimed. Without external manifestation, sense of purpose does not function.
Purposefulness is in psychology one of the key concepts relating to the emotional-volitional sphere. Examples of dedication is also the history of the realization of its nature. Purposefulness is a psychological tool, universal, because it is applicable to any line, dream, goal, or desire. Developing purposefulness, a person acquires more and more forces and abilities to influence the increasingly large-scale and deep layers of his life.
Purpose and dedication are inseparable. If the goal is unattractive, does not inspire even at the stage of dreams, then it will be possible to ignite from it and direct the forces only by hard-willed effort and for a short while. If the goal is urgently needed, but does not have a response in the soul, you should consciously introduce into it an emotional background. After all, if she is so needed, it means that she has what she dreams of. Those. it can be included in the structure of a larger, more attractive goal by making a sub-clause. The pleasure of achieving a large-scale goal is always a bit otstrocheno, remembering this, you can feel the meaning of the word "anticipation."
In English, one of the spellings of the word commitment is the phrase "sense of purpose", literally - "the meaning of the goal." And from this it is worth starting for yourself - why and why to spend resources to achieve the goal. For example, it may be too lazy to do minimal exercises or to go to the gym simply “for health”, but the presentation of your sports body on the beach, wearing beautiful clothes for a celebration or running a marathon will spur motivation. Accordingly, the first step would be to imagine an end goal at least approximately. Over time, it can change, go into the background, but now it should have a motivating meaning.