Defining the Purpose of Your Life (2 min read)

You can be really good at what you’re doing, and not only not be passionate about it, but also totally loathe it.

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What is my definition of success?

Your definition is yours, no one else’s, so you don’t need anyone’s approval and you don’t have to alter it to fit into some little “acceptable” box. But you do have to know what your definition of success is or you won’t know what your end goal is or why you’re working for it. If you define success as being able to pay the mortgage and keep the lights on and that’s what motivates you, there’s nothing wrong with that.

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There’s always someone better

No, I’m not talking about love, of significant others. I’m talking about talents, about skills, and effort.

Maybe talent isn’t real. Being born talented at something is just a way people describe someone else’s effortless success. They call it “a knack” for something, or “gifted’. Like they already possess that skill in their past lives and was brought forward in this life.

If it isn’t talent, then maybe skills? We start with no skills. Like all simulation games, we need to battle monsters, or gather wood, or fix the sink to gain certain types of skills. So skills can be gained, can be sharpened and can be mastered.

Recently I had a gathering with a bunch of friends. And we were talking about how diverse our careers are. Cook, doctor, musician, singer, architect, dentist,… And then one friend said somewhere along the lines of, “Yeah, and wedding invitations can be handwritten by (my name)!” However another friend replied, “No no no. (mentions another friend’s name).”

I guess I felt mildly offended and upset that I’m not up to the other friend’s standard. I’m not good enough. Or maybe I’m just not the go-to person for things like that. Or I’m just not seen as an artsy/crafty person. You know, when you need someone to fix your computer, you know just the person to call. Or someone to make the best cheesecake, you know which number you should dial. And if you wanted advice about anything, you’d run to that person. Which got me thinking…

What am I good for anyway?

I mentioned before in this post that I’m a person who’s half full, a jack-of-all-trades, that I wanted to be at least a bit reliable in all aspects.

But because of that, there will always be someone better than what I can do, albeit many.

Which ALSO got me thinking, if the giveaway organiser only chooses people that uses the tools they’re giving away. What if their ig accounts have no poctures related to art? What if they wanna delve into that world but have no idea what to buy or the place they live don’t have that kind of supplies? Are they crossed off the list because they were judged based on the collection of pictures in their ig account?