Afternoon guys and gals, it’s Friday!!!
I hope you’re all having a wonderful day, the sun is shining, the birds are tweeting and everything feels nice. So yesterday I went to change the guitar strings on my acoustic, and ended up snapping one of the pegs that holds down the strings. I was staring at it and trying to figure out if there was some way I could fix it without waiting to get a new set. Luckily there’s a music shop close by so I brought some, and now I’ve got a fresh sounding acoustic.
I was trying to figure out if I could use something else as a temporary fix, so I started thinking about it’s purpose. It’s there to hold the strings in place right? But then I thought a little deeper about purpose, what actually is it? You can’t exactly measure purpose or see it, but it’s something we as humans give to ourselves and other objects. For example, is it really a rocks purpose to be used as a paperweight on your desk? Or is it because you say that’s what the rock’s purpose is?
I watched a good ted talk about finding your purpose, and he suggested that finding your purpose is as easy as asking yourself 5 questions: Who am I? What do I do? Who do I do it for? What do they want/need/get from you? How do they change as a result?
A lot of people seem to want to find their purpose in life, it’s kind of the key to happiness. But I think it’s more important to feel like your purpose is needed and important.
If you’re lost and you feel like you don’t have a purpose in life, then that’s perfectly fine. There’s no rule saying you NEED to have a purpose, just relax, have a think about it, and I’m sure it will come in time.