Day 14: The Crossroads of Should and Must

Estimated Reading Time: 16 minutes

"There are two paths in life: Should and Must. We arrive at this crossroads over and over again. And each time, we get to choose."

Every once in a while you come across an article that is so well put that to try and paraphrase it would be a crime.

This morning's article is just that and hinges around a question we have all asked ourselves at some point or another: “how can I find and follow what I know I’m meant to do on this planet?”

This is the moment that writer Elle Luna refers to as “standing at the crossroads of Should and Must.“Should” is what we feel we ought to be doing, or what is expected of us. “Must” is the thing we dream of doing. Her universal message: we get to choose the path between Should and Must each time.

This choice is the difference between jobs, careers, and callings, between going to work and becoming one with it, and why knowing what you want is often the hardest part.

It gives eye-opening insights for reconnecting with your inner voice and talks about the most common fears we have with choosing Must—money, time, space, and total vulnerability.

It explains the importance of mistakes, of “unlearning,” of solitude, of keeping moving, of following a path rooted in your soul.

Basically, it's the lesson you should have got in school, packed into one tight article filled with stories of and quotes from artists, writers, creators and thinkers who have faced their own crossroads of Should and Must – and taken the leap.

We'd say more but we'd much rather let the article speak for itself.

Dive on in by clicking the image below and enjoy your Monday.

PS. Article first, then morning jams.

Jan2018Julian DeSchutter