As stated so perfectly in this Clarity on Fire post, I often find myself getting stuck in the daily grind and then eventually asking what is the point of all of this. That kind of thinking eventually leads to the bajillion dollar question – what is the point of life? Putting aside the broad and generic responses, I find this question really hard to answer. I mean, it’s pretty much as deep as it gets!
But what if you approached the question from a different angle. Instead of asking what is the point of life, ask yourself what is not the point of my life. The addition of that one word changes everything. We all inherently know what is not the point of our lives, but when you don’t frame the question in that way, the answer seems unattainable.
Anyway, after reading Kristen’s post, I opened up the Notes app on my phone and started typing furiously. You guys know I’m a pen and paper kind of girl, however, I want to have my list handy whenever I need an extra boost. It serves as a great reminder of all the things (big and small) I really need to let go of (if I haven’t already).
With that, here’s my “what is not the point of life” list…
- Being perfect
- Having everyone like/love you
- Climbing the career ladder
- Staying inside my comfort zone
- Being super fit
- Being everything to everyone
- Playing the comparison game
- Holding grudges
- Being right (and wanting to prove it)
- Caring about what everyone else thinks about your decisions/actions
- Pretending to be someone you’re not
- Being afraid to make mistakes
- Having a super clean and put together home
- Holding on to the past
…and I’m sure this list will continue to grow over time.
It’s ironic how we all know what our list looks like even if we don’t put pen to paper. But when it comes down to what we choose to focus on, it’s often those very things that end up draining our energy.
I’m no exception to the above. That is why I’m going to try my very best to let go of everything that is not the point of my life and hopefully open myself up to everything that is!
How’s that for a deep end of the week post?!
What’s on your “this is not the point of my life” list?