In Search Of Our “Thing”

The Desert Of “Thinglessness”

Everybody has a “thing”. That defining reason why they’re here in the first place.

I think only a minority of people have been able to pinpoint their “thing” and dominate it. This could be anything from commercial piloting to firefighting to mountaineering to copywriting to zookeeper to guru. It’s their “thing”. Their vocational tie to the cosmos and nothing that anybody could say can diminish or pull them away from it. They searched, they found, they unfolded, it’s theirs.

The majority know who the minority are.

Now, somewhere in the middle of all this is a group of people who are making their accent from the majority to the minority.

For these folks, their “thing” is becoming clearer with each passing day. It’s taking shape. They’re tightroping the outer edges of it. That sense of “thinglessness” that hung over them is slowly fading. And it’s only a matter of time before they fully immerse themselves in it.

Now, it’s important to note that no one is born knowing their “thing”.

Not Lebron, Not Jobs, Not Hemingway, Not Tesla, Not Oprah, Not even Mozart.

So if you’re feeling a little aimless — thingless — right now, do what I did and feel for that invisible tug. That subtle pull of the heart towards a particular direction.

If you’re able to discern it, then you might be on you’re way to “thingfulness


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