There’s an easy explanation to why so many people enjoy playing video games: they love leveling up.
Think about how satisfying it is to unlock a new perk or achieve a new title. Even though the incentives are completely virtual and have no real tangible benefits, we feel compelled to keep playing so we can hit that next level.
Real life works in exactly the same way — we just need to embrace the right mindset to achieve what we want in life.
I get a common reaction when I tell people I’m a blogger:
“That’s awesome. I wish I could start a blog!”
When I ask what’s stopping them, they respond by saying they don’t have enough inspiration to write consistently. They don’t realize that as a creative, the biggest mistake you can make is relying on inspiration to follow through with your ideas.
Today is the last day of the seven-day writing challenge that I’m participating in. I’ve successfully written seven blog posts (including this one) in a row. Taking the time each day to sit down has taught me two things:
There’s magic in repetition
You can’t wait for things to be perfect before you get started
If you want to get things done, you just have to sit down and do the work.
In one of his recent snapchats, one of my favorite photographers, SamTheCobra, talked briefly about what creativity meant to him. I really dug his perspective, so I’m adapting his concept for today’s post on finding your purpose.
Finding your purpose is a matter of connecting the dots, where the dots in your life fit under three categories: the things you do, the places you go, and the people you hang out with.