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Apr 27, 2019 21:18:33

Re: Dig deep for your purpose

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When you are trying to achieve something great, dig deep to truly understand your purpose and why you are doing what you are doing.  

My favorite book  - Man's Search for Meaning talks about this. I gravitate towards biographies and discussions where people are hunting for the meaning of life and their presence. There is an honesty and vulnerability about it that feels raw and universal. 

Not everyone can identify their why. It is a privilege to be able to know your why.

You can tell someone that has a clear purpose.
It shows in their eyes, in the way they walk, in the calm assertiveness - in the way they are able to be vulnerable and uninterested in the trivial.

Everyone deserves to have such a clear why.

I have the urge to find a way to make that easy to do. I haven't found it yet but I have been digging around for ideas. The one thing I found helps with this is pain. Pain and suffering seem to clear the clutter. That's why I am a fan of stoicism and Buddhism. Getting comfortable and seeking pain is emerging as the way. 

Could pain be the way to the why?  

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    @keni Tony Robbins says people change when the pain of change is less than the pain of staying the same. True success won’t come from staying in the comfort zone. I think you are on to something with pain.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 27, 2019 18:26:54
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      @brandonwilson - Thank you Brandon. I hope so. I will need to find a way to make pain sound like an attractive adventure to take on.

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 28, 2019 10:12:20
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      @keni @brandonwilson

      I like this quote "Could pain be the way to the why? "

      Ryan Holiday wrote a book called "The Obstacle is the way" arguing for this exact point.

      Abe avatar Abe | Apr 28, 2019 17:08:14
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      Thank you @abrahamKim - Yes I have heard of Ryan and the book. I believe he came on the Tim Ferriss show talking about that book... it's about stoicism if I remember it correctly.

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 29, 2019 09:13:35
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