Jordan Lejuwaan 2 min read

The Defining Question Of Your Life

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The Defining Question Of Your Life

Is there a cause you would die for?


Something that, if it was successful, would change the world in an enormous, seemingly magical way?

Something that goes far beyond you as an individual, the importance of which dwarfs your existence…if any thing can, in fact, do that?

Something that gives you the chills every time you ponder it, share it with friends, or even distantly entertain the thought?


If there is one sensation that is more electrifying than those chills, it is the feeling of dedicating the entirety of your being to that cause. That bliss of choosing a single path and pouring everything into the endeavor. Waking up every morning knowing that you do only what you love, and what you love has the potential the change the world, if even in a small way. Knowing that even if you failed, you used every ounce of this life fighting for something BIG.


Whether it be educating the young, studying the cosmos, splashing art over the grey walls of the world or asking people questions that appeal to their sense of wonder — there is something out there for which you are uniquely equipped.


Please, for your own sake, and for the sake of the world, FIND THIS ONE THING! Find it, and do everything you can to turn it into reality.


“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”

Joseph Campbell


If you have yet to experience the truth of this quote first-hand, you’re in for a treat when you finally take this big step :)

Call it God, serendipity, positive thinking, luck, collective unconscious, perception bias or whatever you want — but I can tell you this: crazy synchonicities will pop up everywhere when you make the decision of what you want to do with your life.

The answers to your questions will immerge in the most unusual of places: song lyrics, StumbleUpon, messages from old friends, books, graffiti, etc.

The right people will trickle in through mutual friends, random online interactions and chance encounters.

You will get the feeling that something strange is going on. And you will be right.


All that’s left is for you to take the plunge. And as you know, jumping is only terrifying right before you leap… then it gets fun ;)

You will die some day, and you are not getting any younger. The time to do this is NOW. Leave your mark on this Earth! You weren’t considering being normal just because it’s easy, were you? I hope not :)

P.S. If you’re not sure what you’re meant to do, check out this article.

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