Monday, April 17, 2017

From Nick - How do I find my Purpose?

Any advice to those who are paralyzed by those not knowing which direction to push their lives? or what to do? I haven't found my passion and the question rings into my head day and night.

One word: Act. Experience everything you can. Anything and everything new. Take every single opportunity you're afforded, whether you think you'll like it or not. Find people you respect and who live a life that appeals to you. Model your world and your behaviors off of them. This is how you begin.

You must get your momentum moving and as you travel down your road, your experiences will begin to shape you. You'll begin to understand the things that affect you. The things that bring out good and constructive emotions in you. The things that resonate with you at a deeper level and make you feel.

And the more you act - the more you experience, your opinions will form. Doing things you end up not liking is almost as important as doing the things you like. Finding out what specific aspects of an experience resonate with you, even when the overall experience is a bad one, lends incredible clarity to who you are (and who you aren't). All of this allows you to self-analyze and become much more introspective.

Journal everything you do. Journal your thoughts and feelings. You'll be amazed at the insights you uncover when you're able to analyze your own patterns over time. Seeing things in retrospect is like seeing land from a higher altitude. It's a completely different perspective. The phrase "hindsight is 20/20" is absolutely correct and you can use it to empower you to conjure your vision. Conjure a purpose that's stronger than any idea you've ever known - because you built it from the ground up.

Evict all of the negative and judgmental people from your life. Those who have done nothing but always have an opinion on your actions, wants and needs. They will always give you reasons and excuses not to act. You don't need a good reason to go out and do anything, other than the fact that you do - in order to experience more. Making mistakes are just as vital to this journey as not. You need more input, more data, and I promise you, the vision will manifest on its own. It will just come to you.

Eat healthy and exercise - you must experience life with a healthy mind, body and spirit. Don't drink alcohol or do drugs. Those things corrupt your mind. They are toxic and give you an inaccurate perception of the world - a warped one. You want to see and experience things from a stable and consistent state of mind. Your state of mind is the foundation by which all things ideas grow.

Life isn't about finding yourself - it's about creating yourself. Go out an do everything you can while you can.

Disclaimer: I always change the personal information and redact certain identifying information for anyone who messages me. I post these conversations to help others who have similar problems and who may benefit from the discussion. If nothing else, people in similar situations will know that they are not alone. My responses are my opinion only. I am giving my opinion because I was asked to.

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