Originally Posted by radeldudel
Steve, there is one thing that bugs me about this.
It is, you (and other growth-specialists like James Ray) recommend to have a life purpose.
A single life purpose, like yours for personal development.
What do you do if you can't decide on a purpose?
I ask because I do a lot of stuff, most of it generating income (owning a programming business, teaching how to dance, blogging, fotografie, I even translated an angel channeler), but I kind of lack a greater goal to pull this all together, and sometimes I just wonder what I want to achieve with my life.
If you click on the link in my sig, you'll go to my Blog. On the top middle of it you'll find a Free eBook called "The Passion Project". Get it and read it, I think it will answer you question. In it I talk about the process of finding your "Passion Projects" instead of some fictitious "Ultimate Purpose" which we'll never know until perhaps the last second of our lives or after.
I'll give you hint. Instead of trying to figure out where you are now, and what your "Ultimate Purpose" is as some kind of destination in time/space, kind of like going from point A to point B, all you need to figure out is the DIRECTION that point B is in and head there, not necessarily where B is.
It's kind of like following a compass instead of a map. You look at the terrain as it is today, you look at your compass and see which way is North and you realize "Ok I need to go that way...but this big boulder is right in front of me here, so I'll go around it here and then keep going North" etc. I guess what I'm saying is that it's not a simple as figuring out some point B and then plotting a straight line towards it.
If you're interested, check out my eBook...I explain it way better in there. THere are also exercises to help you figure out what your purpose is.