- End Goal
How will I know when I’m living a passionate life?
I can only list some of the properties of happiness and inspiration. Not all of these things would be required as “stop, you’ve made it”, an end goal. It would be enough to be making progress toward that vaguely-painted (non-existent?) finish line. Some properties that would indicate progress:
- Work that’s independent of place (or at least a happily short commute)
- Work that inspires, creates a-ha moments—pleased to do more every day
- Work that provides for my family—not wealth, but security and independence
- Reduction of stress and worries
- Increased inspiration and excitement
- Life that feels smooth, rather than a continuous uphill climb.
Does listing things indicate a computer brain, or just terrible writing? Why would it matter if I write poorly, will anyone ever read this thing but me?
When I find my passion, my life will be…
More joyful in general, more independent, more easy-going, less prone to first-world worries.
When I find my passion, I will feel…
Deeply relieved and inspired for the future.
I will know I’ve found my passion when…
I can grab life and shake it, without knocking any sharp edges loose.
If you don’t know what you’re after, or where you’re going, chances are that you won’t end up where you want to be.
That’s certainly a worry here, as a lot of these questions are conceptual…and a lot of the answers somewhat vague. I only hope that more writing and thought produces more clarity, eventually. Is it odd that I don’t feel strong enough, as a writer, about expressing myself in these answers? I keep re-reading the text in the book, looking for clues (someone else’s answers)…wrong, wrong, feels wrong.
I’ll work on dealing more straight from the deck, in the future. Sorry, me.