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I too am stuck on this. I do not want to be in business, don't want fame, do want fortune but because I don't want fame or notoriety feel the only way to get a fortune is through winning the lottery. I feel like this is such a lame goal and superficial. I do not have children so I can't even say my purpose is to be a good parent. I don't feel any passion for anything except when I spend money on my house. Any guidance out there? I feel so boring. Also don't like to travel.

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Buy yourself Effortless Success so you may find a purpose in life.

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I did and am using it but am still stuck.

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I would suggest using the Euphoria course. Learn first to love life as it is then it's possible to find goals that are meaningful to you. When we get stuck in the rut of blah, I don't feel like this that or the other, And I don't want... it becomes difficult to connect to the I do wants. Because you're in the current of I don't want this.

If you're feeling good about life then it's easier to stay flow and continue to look for joy in things that give you joy and make your daily goal to do what brings you joy.

Having joy in life, that's a fair goal, your purpose will be things that bring you toward that goal.

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That sounds very good. I guess I was looking for something more complicated but having a life of joy makes me happy and I guess whatever brings me joy is leading me to my purpose.

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Hi NCarol5,

I don't have this course so I don't know if what I'm about to say is redundant or suggested there but one thing I have done that has been very helpful in identifying my goals is to write down my ideal day, one I would like to live every day, no holds barred, in as much detail as possible. Not necessarily a day like one I would have on vacation (unless you'd like to be on vacation every day of your life) but one that incorporates my work (which I love but needs some tweaking), my family life, my personal time/interests, all in good balance. Then I compared my day to my reality and wherever there was a difference, I knew that I could identify it as a goal to work towards. I got this tip from a book called Wishcraft by Barbara Sher.
Hope this helps!

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Hello Everyone,
French Claire back again after many, many months of absence. I just wanted to add my tuppence worth regarding finding a life purpose.

I did the Effortless Success course totally, and while I haven't solved all my life problems yet, I certainly started to generate real feelings of joy in my life. Lots and lots of radiant joy which was tempered with a huge growth spurt in personal development, so I cannot complain about not getting my money's worth from ES.

My advice to people drawing a blank when they work on finding their life's purpose is to say not to worry too much. Try it 'lightly' and if it doesn't come, just continue with the rest of the ES course as if you had one.

By the way I received a life's purpose and a special talisman when I did those meditations - one was a decorative key. Neither of these are important in my life right now, though I did buy a pair of golden key earrings and I wear them whenever I think a special talisman will give me extra umph.

Now about a year post my active immersion into ES I can look back and say the whole course gave me many insights into what I love doing and being, and particular gifts, strengths and areas of special interest. I have reams of goals too. Lovely, exciting things to joyfully gizz up my mind whenever I want to raise my vibrations.

However I felt exactly like you guys. Kind of as if I had fallen at the first hurdle - even though I found a purpose I couldn't wholly believe in it - and that diminished my satisfaction. I am a bit of a perfectionist and not being able to complete each ES step made me feel I wasn't doing this whole thing right.

I have found my Life Purpose now, it came to me clear as a bell in the middle of the night when I do my best thinking. It surprised me in its mundanity. I have a broad-spectrum life purpose, one that is applicable to a multitude of scenarios. Now I realise I was expecting something much more momentous as a Life Purpose, perhaps saving 1000s of children from poverty, or changing the world in a significant way. This expectation prevented me from hearing my more general, pedestrian life purpose. I am unlikely to be the next Mother Teresa, nor a Nelson Mandela (even though he is my mentor!!!).

I bet you want to know what my life purpose is??? "Make Life Better". That's it. That is all. But now I understand the magic of a life purpose like mine. I can apply it to every aspect of my life that I enjoy. I have motivational websites, and what gives me most pleasure and satisfaction is to see how my pages make people feel better. Similarly I also restore old stone buildings (conservation) and rent them out to people who have no home of their own = making their life better too. And I love being involved in environmental projects = making life better in a global sense. I save hedgehogs and return them to the wild = making their lives better. I have also campaigned for missing people and their families = making their life a little bit better. Suddenly I realised that my Life Purpose is multi-functional. And whenever I do something truly meaningful for me, I am making life better for me or someone else.

My second realisation post ES is that Jack may not have provided the right tool for all of us to divine our Life Purpose. For many of us, a single meditation may not open the door. Then our expectation is not instantly fulfilled and we start to feel unsuccessful and down goes the feel-good factor.

I suggest that anyone having trouble finding a Life Purpose as per Jack, should try alternative methods and venues. I connect with Divine Spirit much better in the great outdoors. Here I connect deeply with my spirituality. So this is obviously the better place for me to ask for divine inspiration. For some a holy place such as a church may do it, or a mountain top, or a safe space.

My final thought on Life Purpose came when I listened to Amit Goswami talking about God and prayer (http://www.shiftinaction.com/discover/search). He said something like he has to laugh when he hears people praying to God. In 80% of the cases we are asking God for something other than what we have, to change this, to stop that, to take this away and to provide something else. If God knows best, then why are we trying to tell God what is best for us?

You know, I think Amit is right. Why ask God (or whoever) for favours, miracles or insight when creating our own reality is our responsibility? Following this line of thought: if we truly want to know our life purpose shouldn't we ask ourselves what it is?

I hope this is food for thought for someone out there.
Have an effortless successful day today and every day!
(Wouldn't it be smashing if this post just made your life better?)
I wish you all a full minute of perfect bliss,
French Claire

P.S. I have a magical house for sale in Ireland that I need to release in order to concentrate on architectural conservation in France. Want to see it? Go to www.scarthouse.com Maybe you can help make my life better buy helping me to find a buyer?

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I believe all of us have different purposes in our lives as life has different components. It mirrors our goals, which are many. ES recommends picking 101 of them. The important advice from Jack Canfield is to create a series actions relevant to our purposes and goals and wok on them daily.

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I also struggled with the same question for years until I realized that I'm already doing my purpose which is helping people feel & live a healthy, happy and abundant richer life. I truly believe prosperity is our birthright. Reading books like The Power Of Now, Dynamic Laws of Prosperity by Catherine Ponder, Think and Grow Rich, my favorite Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, graduating my Millionaire Mind Intensive and enrolling myself in personal growth live courses gave me much clarity. I also journal and do my hour of power inspired by Tony Robbins almost everyday (working on doing every day). I'm a work in progress so as you.

You are here for a good purpose.

Now I realized my purpose is to create wealth and abundance so I can help and give more. Since I desire to give $100,000 a year to help people and the environment, this means I must make ten times of this per year. It takes a bigger person and character to make this happen...this is my challenge.

I hope you also realize your purpose.

Thank you.

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Dear ProsperityLove,
Thank you for your inspiring post. It is written in the spirit of 'Abundance for Life' and I have read it a few times recently. Today, again, I am letting the force of your inspiration, your hopes, your high visions wash over me and do me good. Thank you!

It calls to my spirit (my True Self). You know what, when our vibrations are high enough, good things happen. You raise my vibrations by a gear or two....

Today I want to give thanks for four miracles.
1) My son came out top of the class in uni - not a boast this, just pure delight in his hard won achievement. Two years ago he didn't speak a word of French, today he is in uni in Paris and is bursting with enthusiasm. Great for him.

2) My boss of 20 years ago in Munich is back in touch. A multi-millionaire and MENTORING ME. Wow. He is 70 now and the personification of all that is true and positive. It happened because I reached out and reconnected.

3) I have found two appropriate places to market our Georgian dream home across the UK. While it broke our hearts to leave it, the deed is done, and we need to find the perfect person to treasure it. Scart House is in what must be the most spiritual, mystical landscape on the planet. I feel it is my responsibility to find a sympathetic, enlightened, passionate owner. Forums such as this one are visited by individuals of highest intention. So I invite you to consider a place in paradise, just look at the scenery: www.scarthouse.com

4) I just ordered some nice stuff from James Ray (yes, the guy in the sweatlodge headlines). I enjoyed three of his works and now bought more for one cent each (stuff that would cost two hundred dollars). You probably know about this already. But just in case there is someone who feels Christmas is the right time to expand their spiritual and financial boundaries virtually free of charge,

I conclude by reverting to ProsperityLove's post. I too share a need to help people feel and live better, happier, healthier, more rewarding lives. I too need courage to rise to the challenge of creating wealth and abundance so that I can help and give more.

I wish you all a magnificent day and leave you now in intense gratitude,
In love and abundance,
French Claire

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