Ask yourself how often are you unsatisfied, irritated, regretful of your life? How many days of a 30 day month do you think about any of these?
The answer to these questions is not dulling the senses by way of drugs and alcohol. The foremost thing to do is to fully accept that change is indeed needed.
"If you plan on being anything less than that which you are capable of, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life" Abraham Maslow
The idea is clear, to be happy one needs to actualize one self.
Self actualizes are defined by a life mission. For determining a life mission one usually goes looking for their true passion. The problem is, our success is defined by the skills we develop. If you are not sure of where your passion lies, you are never going to find it just by mediation in a dark room. Instead of doing that, go out and pick something challenging that sparks your curiosity. Do not worry about it being the perfect choice.
In the words of Goethe "How can a man come to know himself? Never by thinking, but by doing. Try to do your duty and you will know at once what you are worth."
The idea is to keep moving forward.
"Thought > Action > Habit > Character > Destiny" Ralph Waldo Emmerson
Pursuing a challenging goal is not so much to enjoy the greatness and benefit at the end of the road but rather it requires us to leave our comfort zone, learn news skills and learn above all else that we aren't as helpless as we thought we were
When feeling helpless or inadequate, meditation and introspection alone will never cure us of the feelings but know that we can always take purposeful action to cure things.
"Focus on purposeful behavior, let the feelings take care of themselves."
Therefore I say, I rather choose a co-founder who is disciplined than passionate for when passion fails, discipline continues working.
[r: Academy of ideas youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQgC2nI6Wu4]
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