Finding Your Passion, Purpose of Life

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We keep hearing these words “Find your passion” from people, from different media sources, and even from famous quotes like the one below

Choose a job that you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life — Confucius

How to find your passion/purpose in life? is one of the most difficult question, but there is a Japanese concept called “ikigai” which can be of help.

All you have to do is answer 4 questions.

  • What you love.
  • What you are good at.
  • What the world needs.
  • What you get paid for.

It’s hard to answer the above questions too, but try to put up a list of items under each section and choose the one which best fits you or start working towards it.

If you have list ready,

  • The first level of intersection gives you the basic elements(Passion, Profession, Mission, Vocation).
  • The second level intersections give you feelings.

Let’s say for example “What you love?: is helping others” & “What the world needs?: is to end hunger”; If you do that you will feel “Delight and fullness, but no wealth”.

You can’t live without wealth, so it’s really important to settle in the middle to attain fulfillment/purpose in life. In Japanese terms, you will attain your “ikigai” aka “a reason for being” if you settle in the sweet spot on the middle.

I appreciate your time & good luck finding your ikigai.

Who Is Driving? You (or) Your Mind

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If you cut loose and do whatever your brain ask to do then you don’t have self-control, less willpower & derived by the misery of brain comfort.

You can counter attack your brain and say I’m in control of what you should do and what you should evolve and get efficient with it. By doing this you get back into that driver seat. Will power is the same as muscles: It gets better if you use it, depletes if you don’t work out; same as muscles.

Subconscious patterns degrade/elevate based on repetition, You can create a “new normal” by repeatedly doing some activities for a period of 90 days. If you want to include workout as part of your “new normal”, Go for a walk for the next 90 days and it will become your habit.

This is why I’m not going to make any new year resolutions going forward and experiment with 90 days sprint from now on. I will anyways be setting yearly goals, it’s just that I will set targeted immediate goals for 90 days and review before the year ends. If things work well one can have 4(90 days) sprints in a year. That means 4 solid habits can be built in a year using this sprint method.

Have you tried 90 days sprint before? If yes, then share your experience on the comment section. Thanks for reading!