My friend told me yesterday, "I don't know what I want to do with my life."
This is normal thought at the end of the year. To think about our goals, about the future, about the direction of our lives will take next year.
And I'm NOT talking about New Year's resolutions which will fade away after a week or two.
The thing is we can drift or we can swim.
All is very well for people who have goals of what they want to achieve next year and plan with steps of how to do it.
But what if you're not sure? What if you're kind of lost?
The best advice I could give you which works for me is start documenting your life and share it with the world. I'm not arguing here you should start creating something.
No, because most people don't know what to create. Because most people are stuck if they can't envision themselves creating the next Michelangelo masterpiece. Perfectionism is a true art killer.
In this case the best action to take is to document what you are the most excited about in your life right now. And what you are struggling with in your life right now. And of course what you are currently working on.
And you do it in the form of text, pictures, audio or video or any combination of these mediums.
Incidentally, these 3 questions are exactly the kind of things I ask every guest of our Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast.
Notice that this is exactly what I'm doing in this post right now. I'm remembering what my friend just told me. This hurts and I'm sharing my thoughts about it with you.
The idea of documenting and not creating is not mine, as far as I know Gary Vaynerchuk was the first to popularize this concept.
I hope you'll give it a try in the New Year. Let me know if this helps.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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