“Pursue something so important that even if you fail, the world is better off with you having tried.” — Tim O’Reilly
Your purpose in life is to find and do the things that make you smile, laugh and lose yourself. Even if you aren’t sure yet, move into the exploration and experimentation phase of your life and enjoy the journey. You can’t put time on it. You can’t force yourself to find your “why” tomorrow or next month, or even next year. But make significant effort in the direction of your dreams one step at a time daily.
In Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor suggests three ways for finding meaning in our lives:
By creating a work or doing a deed
By experiencing something or encountering someone
By the attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering
Pursuing your “why” changes everything. You won’t discover your life’s work by wondering or worrying about it. And it doesn’t come fully formed. You’ll discover it by taking action, everyday.
By looking at what is working and what isn’t, you can align yourself with your why and what or the passion and purpose for your life. Clarity is the first step to crafting a life you love.