We don't always get what we want (The Rolling Stones were correct!).
But too often we've put far too little thought into what it is we want.
Being purposeful is not about being manipulative, it's not about domineering or dominating, it's not about trying to control.
Being purposeful is, however, about thinking about our BIG objectives in life and aligning our thinking, our words, and our behavior accordingly.
Once we know what it is we want from life - peace? love? health? happiness? friendship? safety? - we can be very purposeful in those pursuits.
THEN, that purposefulness guides the thoughts that occupy our minds, the words that come out of our mouth, the interactions we have with others, the way we spend our precious but limited minutes/hours/days.
We may not always get what we want, but we can get of lot more of what we want if we live purposefully.
It's not wishful thinking; it's making the desires of our heart become reality.....