Your mind functions in such a way, that it needs to be working towards something.
It needs clear direction, clear objectives, a reason to wake up in the morning and go at it.
The interplay between meaning and purpose is what will essentially keep you going.
It’s what keeps you feeling alive, without it, you’re likely (over time) to regress into a nihilistic state of nothingness.
Despondent, depressed, dejected, trying to decipher the point of it all.
Why bother, why even try?
It’s a dark and heavy place to live from, like digging yourself into a hole, unable to find your way out.
Purpose is that one thing that can get you going again.
It’s that light at the end of the tunnel, the eternal hope that keeps your flame alive, without it, the very fabric and essence of life becomes increasingly meaningless.
What you need to begin realising, is that you can actually establish purpose.
It’s really not that complicated.
But in order to do so, you’re going to have to challenge yourself and do some things you may not feel like doing, that's the the trade off.
And then let that purpose drive you.
Purpose transcends emotion, it keeps you going, even when you don't feel like it.
Purpose has never been about living an easy life, even if that’s your intended goal, there’s no real purpose embedded in it.
Purpose is active, not passive.