Run with a purpose!

I occasionally run, but more often I jog & I surprised myself with an incredible time on my miles per minute and thought “Why can’t I do that more often?” Well today (on the treadmill) it hit me… I ran with a purpose that day. I had a lot of things on my mind to sort out & the treadmill is my favorite place to do that! To be frank they were things that had me all kinds of pissed off so I was running to get over them and that is why my time was so great. But, don’t I always run with a purpose? I like to run, it’s good for me to run isn’t that purpose enough?



What about work? Do you go to work with a purpose everyday? Is your purpose more than a paycheck? Is your purpose more than showing up and checking off your to-do list? Do you work harder when it’s close to review/raise time? Do you come to work to do the same thing you did yesterday or do you come to work to do more than you did yesterday? When you have a routine it’s easy to forget your purpose and just go through the motions. I’m lucky enough to have a job where a new challenge pops up almost daily and if nothing else I get to interact with a different group of people on a daily basis, but that  won’t ensure that we are working with a purpose, I think that has to come from within.



Author: Kristina H. Minyard, SHRM-CP, PHR

My goal is to challenge the way we view, measure, and utilize HR and recruiting in a positive and encouraging way. I love working in HR and value the network of HR professionals that I also call friends. I'm always learning from my fellow HR pros and find comfort in their expertise. I'm an active member of my local SHRM chapter (NASHRM) and a total HR enthusiast! My HR related knowledge is a mix of recruiting, retaining, engaging and just plain helping people discover their passion. I'm a follower of Christ, Wife, Mom, Corporate Recruiter, Blogger, problem solver, runner, Sports FANATIC & Razorback surviving amongst the [crimson] tide! You can find me on twitter & Instagram: @HRecruit Snapchat: kminny32 Google+: LinkedIn: Thoughts here (and on all my social media channels) are mine and do not represent the thoughts/beliefs of my employer. Why would I name my blog HR Pockets? Read about it in my first post years ago!!

2 thoughts on “Run with a purpose!”

  1. You also have to check yourself from time to time. See if your purpose is only to survive. Survival isn’t living, it’s going through the motions. Just when things start to settle, take a class, teach a class, find a new challenge, just do something to make the journey you find yourself on worth it. Sometimes the little things can give you new purpose.

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