I was reading through a letter written by Hunter S. Thompson today and it resonated with me, so I thought I would share a portion of it with you:
A man who procrastinates in his CHOOSING will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. So if you now number yourself among the disenchanted, then you have no choice but to accept things as they are, or to seriously seek something else. But beware of looking for goals: look for a way of life. Decide how you want to live and then see what you can do to make a living WITHIN that way of life. But you say, “I don’t know where to look; I don’t know what to look for.”And there’s the crux. Is it worth giving up what I have to look for something better? I don’t know—is it? Who can make that decision but you? But even by DECIDING TO LOOK, you go a long way toward making the choice.
As I seek to find meaning in my life, I have to remember his words – not to seek for goals, but to seek a way of life. To seek myself. And in those dark times when I do not know where to look, I must remember that it is simply the decision to look that serves as a catalyst for finding fulfillment. One must open his or her eyes before he or she can see the opportunities ahead.