The Pressure of Being Great
- People in your environment and coaches telling you you can achieve everything you want.
- A belief that you are extraordinary -> you have to do great things.
- What does it mean to be great?
I keep going back to the place in life where I don’t know what to do next.
I am following the premise that I am so amazing and I can do everything I want. The problem is if I can do anything what should I actually do to be great and have a great life?
I am trying different things, constantly searching for new.
I fail fast.
I succeed in some.
I re-consider and challenge my worldview and ideas.
I grow as a person.
Yet, nothing sticks. I keep trying and trying. Working for a corporation, yoga, writing, meditation, volunteering, starting an NGO, beginning after-graduate studies, reading, podcasting, traveling, taking photos, working for a local company, traveling some more, painting, doing improv, etc.
Every time I feel like I found something I would want to commit to, I find something more interesting/better paid/more fun/just else that I want to do.
And I should pursue it, right? Because then I will have a better life, a greater life that I deserve.
I do believe I deserve a great life, but it probably isn’t always looking for the next thing or always looking for a new opportunity. I start to realize that you find greatness in commitment. Even if it’s not glamorous.
Being a librarian for 50 years, that achieves no economical success or prestige in her life, might be greater than being on top wealthiest people list.
I don’t even know why am I writing this. Maybe so I would remember myself.
The thesis is correct. I don’t need to be “great”. Neither do you.