Simply Good Life — What’s Your Purpose? Fear vs Anxiety | Be There
Hi friends, here is your weekly dose of “Simply Good Life”, a newsletter that tries to make your day a little bit better and help you to grow personally and professionally. Enjoy!
What’s Your Purpose?
Why is it important to know the own purpose? It is simply hard to take the first step when you don’t know where you are going. You can find your purpose by asking yourself questions about your ideal future:
- Who do I want to help?
- What is the one big problem I would love to solve for them?
- What would it look like if I had a perfect life 10 years from now?
- What do I want to be remembered for?
- What kinds of experiences do I want to have?
- What do I still want to learn?
I go through these and similar questions almost every week.
Fear vs Anxiety
Have you ever thought about the difference between fear and anxiety? Fears are real, anxieties are imaginary. The explanation below is great to understand that worries and anxieties are pure projections about future events.
Fear is in relation to an immediate threat; anxiety is a projection about future events/threats “Recognize that your fears are real and your anxieties are imaginary. That gives you a lot of freedom.” — Neil Strauss
Sony World Photography Awards Winners
Here is another series of great pictures. These are the winners of the Sony World Photography Awards. I simply love the one in the preview below. I can’t believe it is a real photo. IMPRESSIVE!
Quote I Love
What do you think is the most precious gift we can give others? It’s our attention.
“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
What does it mean? Just be there for them. No distractions, no phone. Just be 100% present. With your partner, with your kids, your friends. When I read Thich Nhat Hanh’s meditation books some years ago this sentence really hit me hard. It changed how I interact with people.
Have a great day, all!