There is no such thing as your "life's work".
I hear this phrase all the time. Your "life's work". But it doesn't exist. At least not in the way that many talk about it.
Your life's work is to be true to who you are now. Right now.
If you do that enough, by the time you die you can look back and see what your life's work actually looks like, because it will be the culmination of all those moments that led you to where you are now.
But until then, how can one really know? You can't. Because everything is now. And your senses are telling you about now. Not 5, 10, 15 years from today but now.
That doesn't mean you don't possess skills or talents. Of course you do. So go use them.
What I'm saying is that people become consumed with this pressure to fulfill their destiny and their life's work, all the while worrying about 30 years from now, so much so in fact that that they do nothing. I think this pursuit is more egotistical than we'd like to admit.
Because there's plenty of work to do now.
So go do that work. Be that person. Kiss that boy. Dance with that girl. Volunteer at that place.
Don't worry so much.
Your life's purpose cannot be reduced to a series of tasks and future calculations made from anxiety and fear.
It's too grand a thing for that.
P.S. This is my 100th post on this blog. Happy 100th and to many, many more!