Don’t Overthink Your Life Purpose

This photo is a perfect example of the kind of blah I’ve been journaling for 25 years and going nowhere with it.

Photo: Passion by Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Therefore, I’m going to write this little tidbit at the risk of it sounding completely ridiculous.  Mainly because I wish I had read it ten years ago.

If you don’t know what your life purpose is, you’re overthinking it.

If you don’t know what you want to do with your life, you’re overthinking it.

If you feel lost, passion-less, or otherwise unmotivated by anything, you’re overthinking it (or depressed, in which case, please see a therapist!)

It comes down to this.

It’s what you googled. This week.
It’s what you read. Today.
It’s what you do in your spare time. Not what you wish you did.
It’s what you do when you procrastinate.
It’s what you’re already doing for free.

That’s it. 🙂

My main block, that made it so hard to see this, as obvious as it was, was that I had to first have the courage to admit what mine was, even though it was sort of “flaky” and not “legitimate”. That couldn’t be a real passion, could it? But it could. But once I embraced it despite that, I was able to accept it. And now I’m blogging about it. Aaaaaand expanding beyond that… stay tuned 🙂

Have you ever had something like that happen?


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