I try and think back to a time when you had to accomplish something that was not very exciting, maybe a dull, boring job, and think about how frustrated that made you feel. Now, contrast that with doing something that's invigorating, something that really feels important, like your life's purpose. Can you see the contrast between those two emotions?

Often in counseling sessions, in coaching sessions, people think, well, why are we talking about this other matter here?  I have a specific problem, and I'm sure it can be very frustrating when the therapist or the counselor starts talking about areas that might seem to be unrelated. But here's the reality.