Do you ever have those moments, or periods, where you question to your core what exactly it is you're here to do? I do. Over, and over, and over again. Probably...most likely, because I haven't quite found my niche yet. At 29, I am sooo close, finally.
I've grown up with this giant cloud of grandiose dreams in my head that have constantly grown, collided, morphed, and finally fused into a more refined, focused, mature, deeper goal. One that doesn't include that putrid desire for recognition, in any form.
I want to help people live simpler, more fulfilling lives. I want to help them slow down and enjoy what is right in front of them. It is amazing how many have forgotten how to. There are tons of ways to achieve that. My plan, start small and keep building.
How'd I reach this point? Not easily. I had to forget about:
- Labels. Most of us are defined by what we do not who we are. This can muddle our path to happiness by putting others ideals and expectations in front of our own. Why do we need to be defined? Aren't we always evolving? Shouldn't we constantly be open to new possibilities?
- Worth. This kind of ties in with the whole labels things, with that comes a false sense of worth. One that can undervalue meaningful dreams we want to pursue. If you are working towards something you are passionate about, it's a worthy cause. Period.
- Competition. Is someone else already doing what I want to do? That can be intimidating, they've already gotten a head start. So what...let that inspire and empower you to really push for your dream, to do it better, or maybe a little differently. On the other hand, competition is "healthy", but cooperation is rewarding. Team up and you will be twice as effective.
And clearly answer:
What do I want out of life? Exactly.
What do I have to share with the world? Don't be shy.
How do I want to help change it? Limitless answers to this one.
Can I make a difference? Absolutely.