If in pursuit of self/soul expression, if in your wake you will leave a lot of destruction, hurt people, abandoned commitments, abandoned responsibilities, abandoned children . . . you're not in pursuit of your soul expression, your in pursuit of ego desires, the cravings of your human personality.
If the path you're on forgets compassion, consideration, kindness, common courtesy, common decency . . . you're just out for self gratification; it truly is only about you, your small self, your ego self.
As good and as brave as this endeavor may seem at the time, what is really happening is that you are abandoning yourself, falsely believing that if you do this thing, you will be happy.
Happiness lies in the ability to fulfill commitments to others. In fulfilling those, you demonstrate the capability to fulfill commitments to yourself: you have fortitude.
Whenever you are fulfilling the deeper qualities of compassion, integrity, responsibility, honoring commitments . . . you are in alignment with your soul self.
When you are not, you are in alignment with your ego self, your human personality.
Fulfillment of the wishes of the personality may feel good for a while, but does not lead to what you really want: true happiness, deep fulfillment, deep peace, meaning, joy.
Expressing eternal qualities of love, joy, compassion . . . leads to that which you are really seeking--the experience of your eternal self with all the eternal qualities of peace, joy, love, meaning . . . .