Do Things For Their Own Sake

“Whether it’s business, exercise, romance, friendship, whatever, I think the meaning of life is to do things for their own sake. Ironically, when you do things for their own sake, you create your best work. Even if you’re just trying to make money, you will actually be the most successful.”

Naval Ravikant

You’re able to do things for their own sake, once you stop using them as crutches. The amount of things we do to compensate for a fragile self-esteem, unmet needs, and repressed emotions can be incredible.

💼 You work 60+ hours per week not because you enjoy it. You have to work 60+ hours because only the power and pay-check can make you feel good about yourself.

🙆‍♀️ You meet up with the group of girlfriends you don’t really like because you cannot stand the feeling of being alone.

💪🏼 You exercise not for your health. You need the feeling of being a indestructible force of nature because nothing else can make you feel safe in the dangerous world out there.

😎 You don’t want to be creative for the pure joy of it. Your creative work needs to prove that you are truly special.

Once you find better ways to meet your unconscious needs, express and endure repressed emotions – a whole new world opens up.