Self Improvement

Strategically Defining A Scope For Your Purpose

Tavian Jean-Pierre
3 min readMay 31, 2021


“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.”

Dr. Steve Maraboli

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Not too long ago, we had a look at choosing a useful purpose. Have a read of it here. In that blog, we discussed how to become an effective tool to solve the world’s problems. However, the discussion led us to think about how we define a good scope for our purpose. As highlighted in the previous blog, we can not try to solve everything.

Strategically defining a scope means thinking critically about the realms you wish to work in. Unfortunately, it is getting harder to define. That is because the world is moving so fast, and the scope you define might not be needed in the next five to ten years.

However, this is why the word “strategically” is placed before scope. The reality is whether the world is moving fast or not, we can not be reactive individuals. Being reactive, in most cases, puts you at a disadvantage because you are the last to move and have already been affected.

Part of having a purpose is being able to hold firm to one thing which brings you fulfilment. Having a purpose ensures a constant in your life that brings fulfilment. Moving with the world means you will have to adapt to suit its needs constantly.

So this is why we choose to limit ourselves to a niche. Motivational speakers may tell you that you have an unlimited amount of potential and choices, but that is a lie. No one has an unlimited amount of anything, and strategically defining a scope ensures you accommodate for that.

Strategically Defining a Scope

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Building a strategy is an essential part of understanding how you wish to solve a problem. As time moves on, the lack of resources you are trying to fill with your purpose may change. Therefore, your approach to defining your scope may change also. However, your purpose will remain constant despite your scope changing. When strategically defining a scope, it is essential to…



Tavian Jean-Pierre

Founder of the Better Conversations Podcast | Challenging the status quo to shape a better future | Producing insights on the natural risks that face our planet