I just watched a video on YouTube:
It says you can figure out your life purpose by answering these questions:
- Who am I?
- What do I do? (Something you love doing that you feel extremely qualified to teach others)
- Who do I do it for?
- What do they need or want?
- How do they change as a result of my contribution?
The speaker had the audience answer these questions on the fly, but I had a hard time answering even #2. I LOVE learning new things (my MCAT book is buried in a box somewhere in my basement), but I am extremely qualified to teach People-centric project management techniques. Do I love PM? Yes, I do. But somehow it feels unsatisfying to admit that to myself because it is not something that serves ME. It’s something I do foe other people. The speaker said that’s exactly the point of happiness: having an external locus of satisfaction.
I uninstalled Candy Crush and installed Duolingo instead. I am excited by the prospect of leaening French in mini spurts.
So tired. Back hurts. Gonna go to bed.