The discovery and pursuit of your passion can be something that comes late in life, but it doesn’t have to. We dive into how to define passion, what steps to take to pursue it once you discover it, and what to watch out for along your journey. A high-energy episode that’s fun and educational at the same time. You’re gonna love it. [Read more…]
When using Google to search for the term: “the meaning of life”, there are roughly 4.7 billion results. When you exclude the term “monty” from the search, you see a significant drop to just over 7.8 million.
Aside from the obvious implication that the Monty Python movie is more popular than the actual philosophical question that has been tossed around for centuries, and that many books, articles, and TV shows have some version of that phrase in their titles, it is still one of the most sought after, but hardly ever attained answers to the question:
What is the meaning of life?
At The Overwhelmed Brain, I look at how everything relates to becoming overwhelmed and stressed. And, how to transform those things into clarity and peace. And I truly believe that when you are able to find your purpose, and the meaning of your own existence, you will not experience overwhelm or stress anymore – at least in the same way.
Acting from a place of purpose gives what you are experiencing an entirely different meaning. For example, if you had unwavering faith that something you were doing was not only the right thing to do, but also made you feel passionate and alive doing it, would you be as easily stressed? [Read more…]
I’ve spent probably 20 years looking for my “passion”, with absolutely no luck. For the past 10 of those years, after I started doing some personal growth work, I became even more obsessed with trying to find what makes me “passionate.” After all, the personal growth authors and speakers all say the same thing:
“Do what you’re passionate about, and the success will follow.”
So I took this to heart, and started exploring every avenue I could think of to find this mysterious thing called passion. And, I’ve been met with disappointment time and time again. Simply because, I could think of nothing that I was passionate about!
Every time I thought I found my passion, and put my time, money and effort into it, I lost interest in it a couple of months or so later. Or, it didn’t drive me like I thought a passion should. When I would begin a pursuit, I would say things to myself like, “Yes, this is it! This is what I love doing. I could be happy doing this for the rest of my life, whether I make money or not.” [Read more…]