We also chose people we wanted to be with in this life journey, our race, our gender, our parents, our socio-economic environment. All of these choices were complimentary to our main objective; the life purpose we decided on.
Many people will live lives that may seem plain and ordinary and others will live lives that impact greatly. But the life program of an individual is decided by the person before they are born so they can accomplish the goals they set. The person desires a total life experience. Some people will desire notoriety more than others. Those who desire the “big splash” may progress faster in their life, but they may also enjoy life far less. Those who progress more slowly often develop deeper understandings and insights but may require many multiple lives on the same level to achieve the impact of one life.
The answers as to what your specific life purpose is within you. You were born with this blue print. All you need to do is learn how to read and interpret the messages that are being sent to you. The starting place for that is to pay attention to your feelings. Your feelings are a guide that each person possesses, and tuning in and interpreting those feelings that help you determine what your course should be. (from John U.K.)