Originally Posted by James81
That's great, man. I can feel the power of that (and the emotion behind it) when I read it.
Now, the fun part begins. Now that you have a purpose, now you can think about all the different ways you can fulfill that purpose. What type of job does someone with your purpose do? How does a person entertain themselves? In what ways can you create (and continuously create) your purpose in ways that fulfill you to your core? Let the fun and games begin!
Also, what I do is I kinda keep my "ear to the ground" (so to speak), always in the back of my mind I have a watchful stance for new additions or revisions to my purpose. It's very well likely that that discovery is merely the beginning for you and that there are other avenues of your purpose there. No need to get too introspective with the add-ons, though (unless you want to). Just live the purpose that now inspires you and see if anything else springs out of it.
That's what I'm definitely wondering about. I'm wondering how far I should try to "fit" certain things into it. Because I am wondering if all the stuff I didn't want to do before, especially the non-creative stuff, would work better through this lens. I'm wondering, for example, how I'd apply the experience of immersing myself in an interesting world for something like pitching leads. I mean, sure, nobody can love doing everything, but I'm wondering if there's a new way I can approach it.
I'm also hoping it's not just a desire for escapism, which is making me want to "apply" it more. But it's less about becoming someone else than being myself within the context of a new place. I'll admit fantasy stuff was a big part of this as a kid, so I'm wondering to see if there's a way I can do that now with my other interests. I do know that there's a variety of things that can be done with a purpose but I don't want to jump ship off of what I already have entirely :V