Some Fella

Self actualization as a life purpose itself? Did anyone else get the same results?

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I've taken the ULP Course & found that the #1 thing I want to spend my life doing is simply self-actualization/personal development work itself. I am, as I'm sure many of you are, deeply passionate about learning this material. Any other forms of work/"life purposes" just result in a rather ugly divide between spending my time on that & then inevitably spending time on tonnes of self-actualization work anyway (e.g. reading books, studying material, taking notes, etc), so I figure why not make self-actualization the life purpose. The 100million dollar question especially really left me with nothing other than this - pursuing massive & profound understanding & mastery of (currently just about all - building a big picture, not specialised yet) of personal development.

I'm curious as to what jobs/ways to turn this into a contribution/income source are available in the personal development/self-help industry other than life coaching, making book summaries (of which there are plenty), selling new courses & products online or making free content to rehash advice - what are the avenues I'm not considering? Would u say it is worth studying something like psychology at university if this is my goal (specifically helping ppl actualize/improve themselves)?

Also, did anyone else get the same result from the course? Why would we want to divide our time between a life purpose & self-actualizing when self-actualizing can be the life purpose?? :D

Huge thanks to anyone who replies to this, all feedback is accepted & appreciated, much love to all :) 

 

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I think the key is that Self-Actualization is about inner growth, wheras Life Purpose is an outward attempt to improve the external world.  (I'm using inner and outer in the everyday sense, even though metaphysically there's no distinction)

The other issue is that Self-Actualization is a very broad domain, including any theories and practices that could improve yourself or your life in any one of a countless number of facets.  Try to narrow it down to what specifically draws you to self-actualize at your deepest, viseral level. (For myself, I've narrowed it down to the pursuit of truth, but even that is way too broad)

Then try to apply that idea to an aspect of the world that could be improved.  In a sense that is just Self-Actualization because you are identical to the entire world, but in another sense Life Purpose is a separate endeavor.

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9 hours ago, Some Fella said:

the #1 thing I want to spend my life doing is simply self-actualization/personal development work itself. 

Ask yourself why do you want to do that?

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10 hours ago, bmcnicho said:

I think the key is that Self-Actualization is about inner growth, wheras Life Purpose is an outward attempt to improve the external world.  (I'm using inner and outer in the everyday sense, even though metaphysically there's no distinction)

The other issue is that Self-Actualization is a very broad domain, including any theories and practices that could improve yourself or your life in any one of a countless number of facets.  Try to narrow it down to what specifically draws you to self-actualize at your deepest, viseral level. (For myself, I've narrowed it down to the pursuit of truth, but even that is way too broad)

Then try to apply that idea to an aspect of the world that could be improved.  In a sense that is just Self-Actualization because you are identical to the entire world, but in another sense Life Purpose is a separate endeavor.

Thanks, narrowing it down will b a great start. 

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