Purpose: We all have a unifying purpose, which is joy. But, how that joy is expressed through us is different for each person. YOU are an individual! So, if some well meaning teacher says, your purpose is joy — although accurate in one sense, it's also not always helpful..It can actually lead to even more confusion and self-criticism. If you want deeper fulfillment, you need to be clear about your joy!
Your Soul's Calling: This is what you're called to be and do. It's the answer to what what would have me happily springing out of bed in the morning and what would light me up? Some people call this their higher calling or vocation.
Your Mission: This is the unique contribution you want to make. And, by the way, everyone is making contributions, even when they don't realize it. Often, these treasures are hidden in plain sight ... because they are so close and natural to you, that they are often dismissed and undervalued. And what you do not value cannot give you the fulfillment you're looking for.
Due to social and cultural conditioning, which is almost always based on people pleasing, shoulds ... and other people's opinions about success — these questions can be very confusing and difficult for most people to answer. You might even be making yourself wrong for qualities that are actually some of your most precious gifts. And if you're like most people, you may also see yourself as far smaller than you actually are. This is THE source of most fear, procrastination, frustration, unhappiness, and resistance.