Cyber-Coaching: Why Did I Come to Earth?

Here's the latest request for coaching from Trans4Mind.com:

I do not understand why did I come on Earth? everything that has happened in my life for the past 24 years there are hardly anything that I planned and did…for some strange reason I feel that whatever I plan….just the opposite happens.I am unable to decide what course of action should I take next?I have completed my post graduation an MBA in marketing but I left the job that I got from placements because I do not like selling things,I am not meant to be a sales guy…i know that…but I do not know what can I do? because I get bored with everything within a week.I am not understanding what is the purpose of my life and what is it that can be called an ideal life?
please help me find the reason for my unstability and purpose of life?

I'm going to give you my perspective which is a spiritual one that I offer for you to try on.  You came here of your own free will and while you haven't yet 'figured out' your purpose, you have one.

OK, I know at this point, you may be puzzled about how to determine what it is, so here's where I'm going to invite you to redirect your focus.  You're life purpose isn't about what you were sent here to 'do,' at least not exactly. 

You're here on planet Earth at a time when we're evolving to a new perspective about life purpose — from the old, cultural paradigm that has said a life purpose is about what one is here to do, to a new paradigm/perspective that says your life purpose is more about who you are as a spiritual being and what you came here to this life to BE & to EXPERIENCE.

Your life purpose is more about being than doing.  And here's the relationship to these two — as you get clear about who you came here to BE, it will then have the power to shape what you see possible to DO as an expression of your life purpose. 

Try that on for a few minutes and see how it feels.  Does it resonate with some aspect of yourself?

You see, you and much of the rest of the world have been looking for your life purpose in the wrong part of life — the doing part rather than the being part.

It’s like the old joke (at least old here in the USA) about Joe who was found by his friends one night on his hands and knees under the street lamp. When asked what he was doing, he looked up, pointed down the street and said, "I lost my car keys down in that dark alley, and I'm trying to find them."
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Of course, his friends looked puzzled for a moment before one replied, "Well, if you lost the keys down there, why are you up here?"

"The lighting is better here," Joe replied.

Just like Joe, you can spend a lot of time looking for your life purpose in the domain of doing without ever finding it.

Regarding:  "I get bored with everything within a week."  Really? Everything?  Well, to start, try to remember times when you've not been bored.  Think of times when you've been most alive, turned on, excited and inspired.  Start by looking at what you were doing doing those times.  Make a list of them.  Don't be concerned if they were income producing or not.  Could be times when you enjoyed traveling, or spending times in nature, or reading, or rafting down a river, or…. Whatever.

You can add to that list things you haven't done yet but know you would love doing.  Talk to people who know you well and ask them when they've seen you most turned on by life.  If what they say isn't on your list and it rings true for you, add them.  If they don't ring true, ignore them.

Then, once you have a good list — the more the better — look 'behind' the doing to see what about each of them were you experiencing and who you were being in those moments.

For example — let's say these were a few things on your list and what you remember experiencing or imagine you would:

Walking in nature                   contentment and feeling connected
Traveling to new places         sense of adventure and excitement at learning / being curious
Volunteering to help animals  making a difference and feeling connected to life / being loving to the                                                  animals
Scuba diving                          adventure and appreciation of beauty

OK, got that?  Now, after you’ve done this part you want to become a detective and find the clues. In this case the clues are the common threads or themes that repeat themselves or seem related.

Those common threads are parts that when put together will become the whole of your life purpose statement.  In the article I’m going to refer you to, these are also referred to as the ‘molecules of meaning’ that are the building block of your life purpose:

http://budurl.com/lopperspective
(There's also a video at http://www.lifeonpurpose.com/oprah related to this)

BTW, if this ‘sample of coaching’ makes sense and resonates, it’s a very small part of the Life On Purpose Process which serves as a roadmap to a life on purpose and is thoroughly outlined in the Life On Purpose Home Study Course.  I offer this ‘purposeful plug’ so you know that you don’t have to continue to flounder around with the good ol’ trial and error approach. <G>  Good fortune as you travel the Purposeful Path.