Viking

trouble keeping a purpose

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@Viking  Maybe survival is not a good example, sorry, I am kinda confused today xD Saying that you need to have your needs fulfilled to be able to fulfill them is contradictory, it simply is not like that.

Let's say you have to have goals to survive, but if you execute them while acting unconsciously, you'll be merely surviving. If you are intelligent and present at the same time, you will have a better sense of direction actually, that you chose, and the process will be much easier and more enjoyable. But I know what kind of people you mean, you really need to discipline yourself on this path. 

I'm glad I could help :) 

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2 minutes ago, bejapuskas said:

it simply is not like that.

yes it seemed to me like it was, but you people convinced me otherwise.

3 minutes ago, bejapuskas said:

Let's say you have to have goals to survive, but if you execute them while acting unconsciously, you'll be merely surviving. If you are intelligent and present at the same time, you will have a better sense of direction actually, that you chose, and the process will be much easier and more enjoyable. But I know what kind of people you mean, you really need to discipline yourself on this path. 

yeah :)

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7 hours ago, Viking said:

ok, now i understand a little better, so apparently some books and courses are just not for my level yet? like with the life purpose course, i dropped it for the reasons discussed here, couldnt find anything i cared about, the top 10 values i found felt inauthentic.

1. working on my sides that need therapy and knowing myself, i journal daily for that

2. finding a girlfriend

3. ill be starting a new job soon, so i want to grow in it. im afraid that ill start to be lazy and not do my best like it happened during my degree.

That, to me, seems like a healthy drive... three goals in three different areas of your life. Good luck :)

A new job tends to be a growth opportunity, that consumes much of your resources for the first few months.

Becoming better at your job gives you confidence, and new earned money gives you more independence. Both feel slightly intoxicating. So once you learn the basics skills of your new job, and get used to the opportunities that the money gives you, you might naturally start to look for more. More independence, better pay, new skills to learn, more creative freedom, using more of your natural talents, more meaningful work, giving more to society. This is also one of the sources of a drive for purpose. 

If you start to be lazy and complacent, consider a change. Or use a stable job as a background to work on your other goals. 

Life will unfold :)

Edited by Elisabeth

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