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How can you not know? Think about it!

door | 24 november 2016 | Articles

I was listening to a Dutch podcast the other day and it featured Michael Pilarczyk. A former DJ and successful business person that now shares his insights and lessons learned, through masterclasses and books about mindset. The topic of the conversation with the podcast host (Thijs Linkhout “100% inspiratie Podcast”) was about living you the life your dream of and doing what you love. One of Michael’s statements is “do what you love and love what you do” and Thijs asked how him you could a person find out what that is; “how do you find out what that you will love to do?”
Michael replied: “how could you not know?”
He went on to explain that he gets this question all the time. People that have no idea what they want to do, wonder what they will love to do and what their passion is. But as he sees it, that’s just a form of laziness. If you don’t know, you haven’t thought about it. Not really. Or maybe not at all.
Think! How can you not know (what it is that you love to do)

You need to think!

In this day and age where everything is readymade and easy to grab, even our thoughts. Taking time to really think and dig deep beyond the superficial thoughts our monkey brain produces, has become a lost art. We have too many thoughts, we get distracted and are drawn to whatever is fun now as apposed to what is right to do now.
It is hard at first. You need to carve out time from your busy-ness to think about what it is that you do. Is it the right thing? Is it the one thing that needs to be done in order to achieve what you really want to achieve – do you even know what it is you want to achieve. Or are you just going with the flow, doing what is fun now?

Being busy as an excuse

Going with the flow got me into this mess. Everyday I was busy, I was so busy I didn’t have time to think or to meet new people. None of my (side-) projects where getting closer to completion. And I was very frustrated about that. How was that possible? I was working so hard, I was so busy…?
Going with the flow, doing whatever popped into my head was the problem. No plan, no reflection, no end-goal and no direction. How could that possible go right?
Thanks for reading, you are awesome!