The reason for this flexibility is that we are likely to define our purpose slightly differently, according to what is going on in our lives at the moment we are addressing its definition. As a result, the ambitiousness and scope of our purposes will vary considerably. Remember, there is no single right answer, or one correct way of defining purpose.
Some examples will indicate the possible differences in scope between different people’s definition of their purpose:
To help others to learn
To help others to eat
To help others to write
To help others to read
To help others learn to fish
To bring laughter into people’s lives
To take my sport to a new level
To build a new business paradigm combining profit with ...