There are some questions that change the way you think about purpose. I heard a new one yesterday:
What breaks your heart?
What do you see happening in the world that you just can’t bear? That’s a good trail to follow. That’s a project worth working on.
For me, it’s seeing that people aren’t empowered to make change. It breaks my heart to know we have amazing solutions locked up in young people who don’t feel they can do anything about the problems they see. My solution is to apply ideas from entrepreneurship and design to help people take their first steps.
What breaks your heart will probably be completely different that’s why there’s hope. We all have passions and together we can amplify our impact beyond that of any individual. But the first step is to ask the question and start moving toward an answer.