“What do I want to do?”

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Two friends and I were on a long drive home from Batangas last Friday when the formidable topic on “life purpose” was once again brought up.  We all agree that most people of our generation will really go through the so-called quarterlife crisis, i.e., the period in our mid to late twenties where we get confused on what we really want to do with our lives, because we’re longing for something more meaningful and enjoyable.  It made me happy to hear one of them saying that she thinks she’s meant to do something in the lines of event styling, because she’s always wanted to create.  It comes naturally to her.  It makes her come alive.  She has this itch within her waiting to be scratched.

I’ve said over and over in my past entries that whatever it is that we’re meant to do is already within us.  We all have something special to offer to this world.  We just have to accept it, embrace it, develop it, and yes, flaunt it!  This also reminds me of a quote by Victor Frankl, as cited by the great Stephen Covey in his 7 Habits book and workshops:

“We don’t invent our mission.  We detect it.  It is within us waiting to be realized.

And how exactly do we detect it?  I came across this quote on Pinterest last night, and I think this is the only way:

Be you,bravely.Let that special person out! :)  Let’s make this our mantra for the coming week, shall we?  Happy Sunday and have an awesome week ahead! :)


24 Comments on “What do I want to do?”

  1. Ari
    June 3, 2014 at 5:46 pm (5 years ago)

    I agree with your entire post! We all have the power to do what we want to do – it’s just a matter of finding and using that power.

  2. Sharon Sree
    June 4, 2014 at 2:32 am (5 years ago)

    I have to agree… there is so much more joy in doing what you were meant to do rather than in following pre formed notions and expectations. I wish I had the courage to make a difference when I was picking my college major.. but nonetheless later is better than never right?

  3. Deann
    June 4, 2014 at 3:21 pm (5 years ago)

    Last year, I made my decision to move out on my family’s house, for the sake of my own family. And we are getting better and better. I also found myself, happy when I make blog designs. I think the best part is, as long as you are happy, life is simple! :)

  4. leeshastarr
    June 4, 2014 at 11:56 pm (5 years ago)

    Great post. I am currently in my early 20s at university and I am already thinking what am I doing with my life? It seems to be going so fast.

    The Life of Leeshastarr

  5. Elaine
    June 5, 2014 at 5:24 am (5 years ago)

    Ah, this post speaks to me on a spiritual level. I’m having a bit of an existential crisis right now and reading this helped ease the iffy feelings. Thank you!

  6. Sin Yee
    June 5, 2014 at 5:28 am (5 years ago)

    I agree with you. Be brave in pursuing what you want to pursue.

  7. Ema
    June 7, 2014 at 7:29 am (5 years ago)

    I couldn’t agree more! It’s very great to be brave and to do things that YOU want, not listening to others :-) Go me ! 😀

  8. lorna mai
    June 7, 2014 at 1:50 pm (5 years ago)

    I agree. Although we chose to a certain degree, the gifts and talents are already in us, even if only in seed form. I think when you know your passion, you’re half way there.

  9. Sana Sadiq
    June 7, 2014 at 7:53 pm (5 years ago)

    I could not agree more :) I so want to do something like this in future soon (post like this i meant) ^_^

  10. Nicol
    June 7, 2014 at 10:11 pm (5 years ago)

    i love that quote. made me think more and it is really meaningful

  11. Sarah
    June 8, 2014 at 8:23 am (5 years ago)

    Nice post! =) Yes I do agree, just be myself and have the most fun in life. =) gig

  12. Siew Hui
    June 8, 2014 at 3:31 pm (5 years ago)

    I totally agree with you. we should all just live life the way you want and be YOU!

  13. Siew Hui
    June 8, 2014 at 3:32 pm (5 years ago)

    I totally agree with you. we should all just live life the way you want and be YOU!

    Gig Love,
    Siew Hui

  14. Beauty Blogette
    June 8, 2014 at 11:49 pm (5 years ago)

    Great quotes! I totally agree with you and Victor. :)

  15. Kumiko Mae - beauty blog Philippines
    June 9, 2014 at 12:41 am (5 years ago)

    I think it really boils down to just being you and loving yourself so you can continue being great in doing the things you love. 😀 Embracing the chances also helps!

  16. shasha
    June 9, 2014 at 1:53 am (5 years ago)

    I think that at some point of your life you’ll realize what you love doing and how you can come to realize that dream. Like me, it took me 24 years to realize that I love writing? So in due time, you’ll find it.

  17. cindy tong
    June 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm (5 years ago)

    such a motivational post hun!! even im in late 20s now i still feel kinda lost and dunno what I want to do!! argggghhhh think think think!

  18. Aby
    June 9, 2014 at 4:59 pm (5 years ago)

    so inspiring! true, everyone experiences that quarter life crisis.. we need to deal with it, to know about ourselves more :)

    -from gig
    Swirls and Scribbles

  19. marilovesgr33n
    June 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm (5 years ago)

    i agree with you “be yourself all the others have been already taken” :)

  20. Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie
    June 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm (5 years ago)

    This definitely gets you thinking! I loved your quote: “We don’t invent our mission. We detect it. It is within us waiting to be realized.“ That’s really powerful and I think it gives you a great perspective for how to approach such a difficult concept. <3

  21. yuhjiun
    June 10, 2014 at 3:50 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh yes, i gotta agree with you! Just be yourself :D!

  22. Somdyuti
    June 12, 2014 at 2:19 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow.. this is brilliant. I agree, only we have the power to bring our the best in us and eventually flaunt it. No matter how long it takes. :)


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