Big Questions Part 2

I have so many posts in me, but getting to the point where I will sit down and write has been difficult. In fact I've only been really reading blogs about once a week or so. In the past I would sit down every morning and really read, but I have shaved my time down to 15-20 min of Internet in the morning. Doesn't leave much time to read, but I do love catching up on a Saturday or Sunday.

Shelly sent me this tumblr of Book Pickings. I fell in love with it. I love the book reviews and I was poking around when I ran into this blog post How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love. I was intrigued to say the least. I started looking through the 7 steps reading and watching some of the suggested material.

I loved Paul Graham's article on How to Do What You Love. There's so many golden nuggets in there, but mostly it made me feel so much better about being a seeker. I'll be revisiting it.

I want to read The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work after watching Alain de Botton's Ted Talk. I really enjoyed what he had to say about material goods and our own ambitions.

"We should focus in on our ideas and make sure that we own them, that we’re truly the authors of our own ambitions. Because it’s bad enough not getting what you want, but it’s even worse to have an idea of what it is you want and find out at the end of the journey that it isn’t, in fact, what you wanted all along.”

I don't know about you, but when I was younger I wasted a lot of time and effort trying to figure out how to impress other people with my actions. It wasn't completely conscious mind you, but it happened none the less.

I also enjoyed the Holstee Manifesto that I posted above. All of it is great food for thought. I really wanted to share it after my Big Questions post. I know a few people that commented felt the same way as I did. Maybe this might spark an interest or help you feel a bit better about where you are at. With the economy being where it is I think many people are have to adjust and reassess their positions. Or they made career choices that they would like to change.

Here's to doing what we love for the sake of doing it.

image via: holstee manifesto

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