* 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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