The purpose of life is not to get everything we want. The purpose of life is not to make sure the waters we sail in are smooth all the time. The purpose of life is not to live free of pain and suffering.
The purpose is to become all we can be, to contribute to the world in a meaningful way, to make life better by becoming the best version of ourselves.
How do we do this? Aim high, reach, stretch, and look forward, and do all of this with as much goodness, kindness, and commitment to Truth as you can muster.
What if the mark I’m aiming for isn’t high enough? What if I fail? What if I’m wrong?
So what? The meaning is in the trying. The purpose is to pick something and go for it. Each step will lead to another and another and another.
It is not in the goal that the meaning of life appears. It is in the moving towards it that we uncover our purpose and new ways of expanding and evolving. It is in the inspired action that we discover our true strength.