You searched for meaning and purpose after adversity. You found what you wanted to find. Your purpose is clear, at least for the moment, but before you set a goal to achieve your purpose, you must determine the direction most likely to help your focus on your purpose. For example, after considerable thought, you determined “helping others” is your purpose. There are probably an infinite number of ways you can help others. Finding direction is about selecting the most fulfilling and impactful option. You may choose to be a teacher, teacher’s assistant, museum docent, builder of homes for the homeless, serve meals at a soup kitchen, donate to philanthropic organizations, or any of countless other options.
It may be possible to move in several directions, but when you begin, choose just one direction.