The following sequence outlines steps in a path to purpose for youth, according to researchers' findings.
inspiring communication with persons outside the immediate family
observation of purposeful people at work
first moment of revelation: something important in the world can be corrected or improved
second moment of revelation: I can contribute something myself and make a difference
identification of purpose, along with initial attempts to accomplish something
support from immediate family
expanded efforts to pursue one's purpose in original and consequential ways
acquiring the skills needed for this pursuit
increased practical effectiveness
enhanced optimism and self-confidence
long-term commitment to the purpose
transfer of skills and character strengths gained in pursuit of one purpose to other areas of life
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