What have you signed up for?

Have you ever felt that no matter how hard you work there is always something left?

I read a lot about what that feeling is…

It’s often annoying, isn’t it?

You keep wondering “what am I doing wrong?”

All the items on your To-Do list are checked. But still, something is always left to do.

(Well, if you spend your entire day watching Netflix or Hotstar, this is not for you 🙃 No feelings attached)

The mind is always looking for new experiences.

What is it that the mind desires?

Is it FAME? Is it MONEY?

Or is it something else?

Well, if you think about it, none of them can truly satisfy us.

Because if they did, the problem of instant gratification wouldn’t exist?

We want to feel the completeness of our existence.

What we really look for is: A meaningful purpose.

Those who don’t have it will keep searching for it without realizing what they really want from their lives.

Finding a purpose shouldn’t be too hard.

Drawing from the book Ikigai, you have to answer just 3 questions to find your purpose:

Question #1: What do you like to do in your free time?
Just go to your Amazon ordered item list, and pay attention to what you spend most of your money on.

Question #2: What the world needs right now?
Simply, look at what problems you face in your day-to-day life. What if you could solve just one of them?

Question#3: What you can get paid for?
No matter how noble a cause is, you need money for everything. The world runs on money. In fact, if you are working for a noble cause, you need 10x more money.

What if you don’t choose a purpose?

Life itself has no meaning. It’s humanity that adds meaning to life. Existence is choiceless and itself has no higher meaning.

Sure, one can also have a life without purpose.

It boils down to what you want to or have signed up for: a purpose-driven life or a meaningless one?