It feels like there’s this big push in our era to find your One True Purpose and live and breathe it every single day.
I’ll be the first to admit, I got caught in that trap.
And for me, it’s often got in the way more than it’s helped.
While I do think it’s important to find work that is meaningful, aligned and enjoyable, sometimes we can get too caught up in making it epic that we end up getting in the way of… doing the actual work.… Click to read more
But with that we tend to fuck things up. In our pursuit of epic, we put all this gigantic, crushing pressure on ourselves to be the most-amazing-human-to-ever-exist-ever, and then our inner 15 year old is all like “no, I don’t have to!”
And if you’re anything like me, that inner-rebel has been giving a lot of power. He’s single-handedly responsible for you seeing the truth about how bullshit capitalism, organized religion and lots of other societal nonsense is.… Click to read more
Earlier this week I received an interesting question from a reader:
“Jonathan, what do you do when you have too many ideas? How do you know which one to pick, and which one is going to actually sustain your passion long term? I feel like if I could just be confident in where I’m going and know a general path to get there, I could finally get started.”
The thing that’s not interesting about this question, is I get some version of this all the time.… Click to read more