How are you? Hope you’re doing just fine. Perhaps more importantly, I hope you’re feeling fine. I don’t mean to sound intrusive. I just want you to be aware, for a second, how you’re truly feeling right now.
Because if you’re feeling anything but great—or at least fine—you probably woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
But what does “waking up on the wrong side of the bed” mean?
Have you ever stopped to think—amidst your busy day, routine, or drudgery perhaps—what’s more of a priority: happiness or meaning?
On one hand, you might be thinking you’re fully happy, you could want nothing more. Perhaps you have everything you need. Perhaps you don’t have to work like many people.
On the other hand, you might be feeling a bit of the opposite—you’re not necessarily happy—in fact, you might be suffering from some sort of adversity. It could be a physical or an emotional sickness.
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- Misconceptions / Myths about Life Purpose
- How to Stay on the Right Track
You must be looking for ways to find your purpose in life. For that reason alone, you deserve a pat on the back.
You’re on your way to discover what it means to live fully.
I’ve gotta tell you—many people simply carry on without having at least one reason to live.
Many haven’t taken the time (and it could be seriously short time) to stop and do nothing but contemplate what’s been going on in their lives, and notice the emergence of some sort of purpose.
Arguably too many people exist without a purpose in life. They wake up, asking the universe, What the hell is this another day for? Is this all there is? After today, what next?
Don’t get me wrong. Living without a purpose doesn’t happen only to those who seem to be suffering or in pain, or have given up because luck didn’t find their way.
It also happens to people who appear to have it all—the money, the job, the social status. Behind all the nice and fancy stuff, at the end of the day they also ask the same question: What am I here for?
Goal setting is a skill in and of itself. There’s no doubt about that. There’s also no doubt that it is a skill only a few give some thought about. A lot of people ignore it, especially when they think they have too much on their plate as if goal setting isn’t needed at all to achieve some organization in their life.
While goal setting is a skill, there are “sub-skills” that comprise it; they make up the big picture.
You’re clueless. Everything seems a plausible choice. Between a multitude of possible options, you think there’s only a bit of difference between them.
It’s just that there’s a lot of them.
Do you know how to make good decisions in life? Is there a guarantee that they’re going to be that good? What is a good decision, anyway?
We drove to where the wake was held. We were laughing upon getting there. But as we got out of the car, we felt the gloom that was in the air. “We’re here,” I sighed.
Someone’s passed away again. There have been two deaths within this year, I thought.
While we were staying on the final night, listening to the eulogy and talking to friends, it hit me just how huge the impact of the idea of death on one’s life can be. Thoughts on death ensued in my head.
Think about how your typical day goes for a moment.
What are the activities you give your all to? Are you the kind who prioritizes work as if your world revolves around it? What are the other aspects of your life in which you always do your best?
You know, sometimes it’s these simple questions—which tend to be the great ones—we forget asking ourselves. Sometimes, if not most of the time, we spend our days without anymore bothering to identify what does and does not matter.
I’d contend that our self-esteem becomes strongest when we’re alone working towards our grand goals. It always seems to ask us what we’re actually made of in finishing even just a single task.
It sucks sometimes. Do we work best when we’re alone?
Anyway, understanding how to overcome low self-esteem entails understanding how it starts in the first place. There are things we tend to forget whenever we feel down, worthless … the downward spiral and all that.