I used to think that my purpose was, “To help people realize their true potential.” I believed this to be the core truth because it was presented to me by a mind that I respect and admire as at least equal to mine as a summarized statement of my own words. He believed that was my purpose and because he could see that in me, I knew it to be true. Because, damn, could I feel it to be the truest thing I knew.
The irony is that before I could fulfill my potential I needed to believe that I could help an individual reach their potential. Now, that seems like an overwhelming – on a scale of nearly unfathomable proportions – task. If having a purpose exists, why would my purpose be impossible? How could the – now, if we are to believe a person has a purpose in life, the life and purpose were created not merely assumed out of thin air – creator have designed me that way?
The wisest answer is not necessarily the most rationale, and that is this: You are the creator. You designed it that way. You need to find the way to design yourself to fulfill your true purpose.
My Engineer friend helped me to refine my design and distill it into “Help people realize the true potential. Which is an impossible task – one individual at at a time. So, you need something where you can teach people how to help people realize their true potential. And, before you can lead someone you need to first be willing to go alone. And, in the most comedic and ironic twist. I now realize my true potential. I believe in my potential whole heartedly. Because I got high enough on a point where I could see what it looks like from up there (where I am heading) I now can see my purpose is much more simple than I had thought.
My purpose is to help people be themselves.