Doing as thinking

“When I stopped trying to describe what I was going to do and started doing it, things got better.”

-Elif Batuman, author and journalist

I heard this profound quote recently and it immediately resonated with me. For years I was trying to describe what I was good at. I was trying to put a job title on it, and package it into the neatest possible box. I couldn’t do it. I got frustrated and felt like I had no direction.

In reality, I knew what I was good at. I felt it in my core. I just couldn’t put words to it.

Things got better when I just followed the spark that lit me up in the first place. It’s never clear where you’ll end up in ten leaps, but it’s usually obvious where the first one should be.

You don’t need words to describe your magic. Feel it inside yourself and follow it.