I think it’s important for us Type A personalities to occasionally slow down long enough to rethink our purpose and goals in life. Those two words — purpose and goal — are often used interchangeably. But there’s a world of difference between them. A goal is a desired outcome. It’s something you want to achieve in life. Purpose, on the other hand, is the reason you’re striving after that goal. Purpose and goals work together. They are like yin and yang. A goal provides us with direction. Purpose gives our goal meaning and significance.