Originally Posted by songwriter
So, at the moment I've got to choose purpose 1.
Just "be a great musician"
I am a musician, but I don't think music is my purpose. Maybe I should say: "I make music" rather than "I am a musician". It is something I *do*, not necessarily something I *am*. Because the job of musician is not what I identify with, making music cannot be my purpose. It might be a way to *achieve* my purpose, but it is not the goal, just the means.
Music is the *medium* -- the method of making my purpose tangible -- that suits me best right now. I've gone through several other mediums in the past (drawing, computer programming, writing, and a few others) and now I am on the path of music. I have no clue what my purpose is, but I know I won't find it by *thinking*. I do not believe one can find his or her purpose through exercising the mind. It goes beyond what the mind can comprehend.
But if I make my music and let it take me where it wants to go, as long as it feels good, then I'm sure it will lead me to achieve my purpose -- maybe even without ever knowing what it is. It doesn't really matter. And maybe in the future I'll switch to another path again. Who knows...
In other words: stop searching and you will find it. Maybe this will help to put things for you in another light.