My foster sister was always an overachiever.
Her entire adulthood has been spent trying to find herself by running around the world, meditating on mountains, getting an Ivy League education, and studying every instrument, academic discipline, religious institution, and metaphysical topic that would make you want to blow your brains out.
Today she works at a Coffee shop and can barely pay her bills.
I always sucked at school, but one day decided I wanted to be a multimillionaire.
I figured that outcome was what I wanted to find, and not some bizzare thing inside of me that probably wouldn’t make any sense to me anyway.
Today I couldn’t be happier, and I think it’s because I focused on making money by creating value for people around me.
At the end of the day, ‘finding yourself’ is a selfish goal (probably the most selfish), and selfish lives lead to emptiness and sadness.
When you center your journey around creating meaning for yourself, and value for those around you, you’ll find yourself, and more!