I’mso tired of the topic of purpose.
Well, not exactly about the topic in itself, but with the way it’s been discussed lately online.
I’m tired of the manipulative, guilt-based approaches that many experts out there are using with respect to the idea of “living your purpose”, don’t you?
Instead of helping us live more meaningful, inspired, and satisfying lives, expressing our purpose has almost turned into a chore:
Another task to add to our already-full-to-do-list, another reason to feel like a failure, and think that we are Continue reading →
I was on a train on my way to the Uni when I saw a familiar face among the crowd. My high school math teacher, whom I hadn’t seen for years, was standing next to the door, on the right side of the wagon.
I went to greet her:
– Hi, Do you remember me? I’m Charo Pinilla. I was a student of yours a few years ago”
You’ll never be happy in a career that is misaligned with your values or doesn’t allow you to play to your strengths. Period.
And so, many of us ended up at the wrong career because we lacked enough clarity about who we are and what’s important to us. Because, to put it simply, knowing who you are is an essential requirement for career happiness. Continue reading →
When dealing with matters that affect our future, happiness and safety, (and making a career change will influence those three) our rational minds tend to go into overdrive.
The mind, in its attempt to make things safer for us, can easily over complicate things.
We do that by asking the wrong questions, questions that will keep us stuck in analysis paralysis. I know that’s typically true for me.
There is an interesting fact about elderly people.
If you ask them what knowledge they’d love to pass onto younger generations, most of them would say some version of:
“Life is short. So find something you really care about, and focus wholeheartedly on it.”
“Spend more time with the people you love, and don’t take disagreements with them too seriously.” Or…
”Love is all that matters, so find something you love doing and be with those you love”
Maybe that is the best possible definition of life purpose: To do what you love and be with those you love.
And yet, most of us want to find a purpose that is much more specific than that: Continue reading →