Why You Shouldn't Throw Any of Yourself Away

Why You Shouldn’t Throw Any of Yourself Away

What a bad day this is going to be!  Jane thinks to herself as she struggles to feel positive for the day.

Jane had a question in her heart which she seemed to have no answer.  This issue looks simple but after two weeks of soul searching, Jane realizes that this problem is not as easy as she thought.

This puzzle has been draining her energy quite recently and is the reason for her drowsy attitude at work. she has been pondering over this challenge but her brain just can’t give her a clue.

Like a stalker, this problem keeps haunting her. It has made her feel life isn’t worth living. Everything she cherishes is suddenly on the verge of becoming a huge void.

Now what could be the issue that seems to make Jane lose her peace?

Why can’t I figure out my unique purpose? Why is it so hard for me to discover my passion? Jane wonders….

Jane had been told that to live an intentional life, one must have a unique purpose. It is this ONE purpose that makes life worth living. It is this purpose that would enable her to make a difference and create her epic story which might turn out to become a legacy for others to follow.

Jane had began her journey to find her epic purpose but soon discovered a problem, she has so many passions and can’t simply pick a unique purpose.

This is so disturbing for Jane. While her friends easily found their unique purpose and are making a difference in their world, Jane would start with one passion and end up jumping to another barely after a few months.

Jane tried everything she could and even turned to others for help but the advice she got isn’t clicking with her.

Alas, Jane feels torn apart and still pondering on the question;  How can I find my epic purpose? 

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Why You Shouldn't Throw Any of Yourself Away

Just thinking about finding your purpose makes you feel uneasy and sweating. You have got one or more passions and just like Jane, you have got to pick and choose between which one is your No. 1 Purpose.

This is making you feel pressured. You are just about ready to throw all your other passions away just to discover that one vision and purpose.

But what if you knew that by combining all your passions, you are on the path to your unique purpose. What if you knew that by throwing any of yourself away, you are hurting your existence.

Still in doubt, here is why you should not throw any of yourself away :

1  You are Way Beyond a Single Purpose

Having a single purpose or passion is a cool thing but what defines you isn’t tied to your purpose.

You aren’t weird nor are you awkward and there is nothing absolutely wrong with you. You are only trying to connect your dots looking forward instead of connecting them looking backwards.

Maybe you have been told that you need a single purpose to make a difference and you probably feel that this is the direction that you need to follow; a unified purpose and vision.

Just know that it is You that makes the difference and this is what makes your purpose so unique. It is because of You that your purpose does exists. Your existence is what creates your reality.

So don’t try to end your life just because you can’t figure out your single purpose. Instead think about this and you will find you answer:

Isn’t it odd that you allow the World to define your existence and craft your unique passion?

Isn’t it odd that you allow other people  to shed off all of your passions just to create a unified YOU?

Who would you be if the World never gave you an Identity?

2. It is Those Parts of You Combined Together That Makes The Difference

Have you ever cut off a couple of your passions only to focus on one but after a while you start  to feel pain inward and so awkward? If so, you are not alone.

Kleon in ” Steal Like an Artist” narrates how he was obsessed with song writing and playing in bands but decided to focus on his writing. This made him to experience the Phantom limb pain. The more he focused on his writing, the more the pain got worse.

It was not until he got back to playing in the band that he became whole again and that inward pain was all gone. The best thing is that he got more creative with his writing.

It is these passions in your life that makes the difference. It is these passions that defines YOU. When you take any of these passion away, you are gradually tear yourself apart .

All the passions and talents that you possess, are the experiences that will shape the future and cause a huge transformation for your world

So don’t be worried; combine as much passions as you have and go make a difference. 

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3. You Get to Write Your Own Culture

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Do you that no Culture or Norm has ever existed without You? 

You shape Culture in ways that you never imagined. No culture or norm has ever existed on its own and that is because you make the difference.

Though it seems that Society tries so hard to create a standard for living an intentional life, you are beyond this limitation as you get to write your own story and create your own Culture.

You are the criteria for how Culture turns out. So don’t be burdened by the opinions of your friends, family, and co-workers. Don’t allow external voices to infiltrate your mind and make you become an impostor.

You have the keys to write your own story. So go do just that. Get on with your life and write you own story; write your legacy.

Over To You

Would you like to follow your passions or would you risk them just for a single purpose. Take Care.

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8 thoughts on “Why You Shouldn’t Throw Any of Yourself Away”

  1. Hi Ikechi,

    Wonderful post indeed 🙂

    You are so right about all that you mentioned, and gave such apt examples in this post. It’s not easy for people to know their purpose, and for some, even once they know of it, it may just change to something better or different.

    We shouldn’t be ruled by following just one purpose or be bound to follow any one, in case we feel we have more than one purpose to follow. For example, a working mother would have two purposes she needs to accomplish – one on the personal front that caters to her family and kids, and the other professional, which deals with people. If she can manage both, well and good, isn’t it?

    Yes indeed, passions in our life make all the difference, and as you mentioned, they define us. Without any passion, we are nowhere. True that we can all make a small difference in our own ways, and we should keep our cultures and identity intact, no matter of what people say.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    1. Hi Harleena

      You shared so much insight. We have so much to offer and we are indeed beyond a destiny or single purpose. What makes people not make a difference is the standards that they have followed which limits them.

      I do believe that we can create our culture and when you look at it, you see cultures and legacies that have been shaped by men. Thanks for sharing. Take Care

  2. Hello Ikechi,

    I agree with your points.

    I have been in a similar fix almost every other time. What i learnt recently is to place my purpose on the passion that is of utmost importance at that particular point in time.

    There are many things i’ll love to be right now, many more i’ll love to do, but because i am human, there is a limit to what i can be or do at a particular time.

    In my sub-conscious, i rank all my passions at a given time and place my purpose on the most ranked of them all.

    Thanks for sharing these insights, inspiring!

  3. Hey Ikech,

    Here is one quote which relates to the story and multi-talented people like Jane.

    “Most of us find our own voices only after we’ve sounded like a lot of other people.”

    ― Neil Gaiman

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