Once you've succeeded at something you know what you're doing. What was once a struggle in the learning process becomes a graceful implementation. Why graceful? Because you've become confident in your ability to deal with what life brings you.
Maybe not having a list of dreams makes me a cynic. Maybe saying I only ever wanted to be a mother and an author makes me simple. But maybe what it really means is that I know myself well and feel completely content with who I am, and where I am, today.
When I was in third grade, our class had a writing assignment called "When I am 30." It was an assignment meant to allow our carefree 9-year-old minds to be as imaginative as possible, creating one ideal scene after another of what our lives would be like in 20 years.
What if our purpose is exactly who we are at this very moment and what we are doing right now? Ask yourself: Which part of me really wants to nail down this elusive life purpose? Is it my mind, my heart, my soul, or my ego?
No matter your age -- if you're in your 20s or your 80s -- you can still find a way to fulfill the passions that live inside you by putting a plan in place. Without an action plan, those passions will forever live in the back of your mind rather than becoming a reality.