“What Is It For?”

It’s a question that Seth asks often, and that many of us fail to answer far too often.

Just last night I trashed a project that was taking me 1 or 2 hours every month because I realized: I did not really know what it was for.

The other day, I was hanging out with my son. He’s 8.

I said to him, “If you don’t know what it’s for, don’t do it.”

He got it.

It’s a simple concept, but, it’s not easy.

It’s not easy for us grown ups because we get attached to things. To ideals, whether they are ours, or someone else’s. Letting go of those things, those ideals, means facing the truth.

It means that you might have to do that other thing. You know, the one that might actually make a difference.

Once you cut through all of that, there is a bright side.

When you do know what it’s for, what you should do next becomes much more clear.

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