“Establish your purpose when you are alone and without temptation”
- Jeremy Bentham
Don’t go grocery shopping when you are hungry. Because when you are hungry — everything is tempting. Everything looks delicious. You’re more likely to pick things off the shelves to eat that don’t actually fit in with your nutrition plan.
Finding your true purpose is no different.
Desperation forces your hand to make decisions that support an immediate need — not necessarily your true purpose.
What do you really want to do with your life? Without the input of society, friends, or family expectations? When you peel away the ‘keeping up with the Jones’ (or Kardashians) visage what is left?
Sit, in silence, and whittle away the layers, whittle away the temptations and ‘shoulds’ only then will your soul reveal your true purpose.