Editor’s note: Actor/musician Jared Leto reblogged this article. Check it out on Notes from the Outernet.
Are you getting what you want out of life? Are you accomplishing the things you really want to do? Of course there is no reason or way to strive for more until you’ve seen what more (or less) looks like. That’s something worth pondering… what views do you want to see in life and what do you need to do or overcome to get them? Do you want to do more meaningful work? Become a public figure? Save lives? Design something that impacts society in a big, felt way? Maybe you literally just want to travel the world or escape to a beautiful beach or perhaps you want to be the one in the bosses chair. You should take a minute to picture whatever more means to you so you can determine whether or not it is worth chasing (hint: the harder something is to do, the more you should do it). On the other side of the coin, it wouldn’t hurt to look the other way and envision where you DON’T want to be because contentment is found when realize that you have what you need. Only you know what view suits you best.
Just take a look at the first two pictures below which show the differing perspectives around the realm of public speaking. In just this one example we find profound implications: one person is a leader and a group of people are followers, the entire audience knows who the speaker is while the speaker knows probably next to no one in the audience and the speaker probably makes more money than most of the people in the audience (perhaps more than many combined). The list goes on. Browse on to see a few perspectives and counter perspectives that will really make you think about what more (and less) will look like to you to help you decide where you want to be and what you want to do.