The first question I have for you is…
Why do you care to know who you are?
I can guess what your answer might be.
And I hear you.
We humans try very hard to identify with our ego and then fit nicely into our society.
Without a solidified, clear place for our ego, we feel lost.
I assume if you ask this question, you feel lost.
That is an amazing place to be. Trust me, way too many people are either:
- Unlust on a terrible path, or..
- dont even have the opportunity or freedom to be lost.
You being lost is a beautiful opportunity to reflect. It’s a time to have a true heart to heart with yourself without all the distractions. It’s complete freedom to choose your next adventure.
An adventure that you truly want on a soul level, not just because it pays the bills or looks good on paper.
Why You Overthink Everything and How to Stop the Madness
Our attention span is an endangered species.
According to a study by Microsoft, the average human being now has an attention span of eight seconds. This is a sharp decrease from the average attention span of 12 seconds in the year 2000. More shocking, perhaps, is the fact that research from Jampp found that human attention span decreases by a whopping 88 percent every year. – Cision – Global Cloud-Based Communications and PR Solutions Leader
One could argue that all we have is our attention. Without it, we can’t communicate.
Without it, we can’t learn or grow.
Without it we are not present, therefore, what are we? Are we even there? Do we even exist?
I hope I’ve made the point clear. Increase your attention span.
Eliminate the attention thieves. You know exactly what these are.
And meditate more.
Here are Some Examples to Make the Above a Bit More Tangible
In order to figure out who you are and what you believe in…
- Travel/move/explore more. Putting yourself in a new environment will expedite the getting to know yourself process.
- Turn off the noise and be in silence for a minimum of 20 minutes a day (can’t believe that’s the new minimum…haha). Radio, podcasts, articles, news, TV, Netflix, social media etc.)
- Stop asking the question so much. Stop obsessing over it. Instead of looking at your life, live it. Meaning, if you try to force it into existence, it will never come.
- To contradict the last bullet. You don’t need anything to come to you. You are exactly who you are. At the core, you know who you are and what you believe it. You were born with all the answers, but somewhere along the way, society covered them all up. Take off the layers and tap into intuition.
- Join the gig economy. Become a freelancer. Work the best job you can get and build something up on the side. Experiment. Within these journeys, you will learn more, quicker.
- Be patient. I don’t know how old you are. And nobody knows when we will move on to the next realm. But, none of it matters because the minute you stop growing is when you die. Whether your heart still beats or not. Be patient and consistent in your actions. Follow your intuition to access your passions and follow it up with some rigor. “Passion isn’t enough; we need the rigor”