Originally Posted by Nelson
I wrote my general purpose as "To heighten the presence of God on Earth and in humanity." and my specific purpose "is to help others be happy by finding themselves in God, teaching others about God's glory and how to heighten his presence in their lives. In order to reach as many people as possible and to teach the best way possible I must completely immerse myself in the presence of God. I will create websites, books, videos and other media to spread the presence of God, this will also act as a way provide for my physical needs."
Now in my heart and head this feels like the right thing, but when I think ogf goals to set and what I want in life I think of very self centered ideas - and when I try to set goals aligned with my purpose it feels unnatural.
Any advice on how I should alter my purpose or ideas why I can't seem to align myself with my current purpose?
Well... clarity pays!
When I think about my purpose I automatically remember how Bob Proctor put it: Purpose -> Vision -> Goals. That's the order.
Purpose should be generic and... well... look like a purpose...
Vision should be more like the websites and book you are talking about....
Goals... well... learn HTML, read some nice English language books, get a blog and start blabbing, beg for people to criticize your writing (only friends criticize, the rest just ignores you)
Now let's get back to your purpose... "To heighten the presence of God on Earth and in humanity."... this is a very nice purpose but a little bit to generic ... my advice is to use St. Francis of Assisi's advice "Preach the Gospel always, and if necessary, use words." and to make it more personal...
Here is my purpose:
"To live with compassion and love and to heal other by showing them how they can heal themselves"
The fist part is about what (generic) I am (I'm a Christian) it is about how I view the preaching of the Gospel. The second part is about who I want to become (specific)... a healer.
There are so many visions I can chose from in order to fulfill my purpose... Becoming an Aikido teacher is part of the vision I'm building right now so... I joined an Aikido club (specific goal)...
Purpose->Vision->Goals.... keep this structure in mind when you will think about your purpose next time. I believe it will help you just as it has helped me...