Alright, I'll try to be frank about this, so that it makes sense.
Firstly, we know that INTjs like outside motivation. They themselves cannot create the motivation they desire, which often comes out in an emotional feeling, deep inside. I for one can feel this from certain powerful songs, that I really like and feel are precious to me. I like to be in an inspired state --- or at least one where I have a purpose or goal or something to work towards (Remember, I am an MBTI INTJ, as well).
Secondly, there is an issue with this.
"What the problem is?", so to say. (From some eddie murphy movie, or something)
What the problem is, is that this motivation seems to fade, or dwindle. There are a few reasons, it seems:
- Complete analysis (or "Analysis Complete" ) - there's just nothing left. It's been figured out. Time to move on.
- Lack of 'interest', which may translates into --- boy, I guess I shoudn't have started this, as it is a waste of time.
- Something more important/relevant is found. Or, possibly, a new element or perspective is gained, and as the global/total unit is modified, what you were working on before doesn't seem so important. (I am reminded of the AE quote: "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them". Paradigm shifts, and so fourth.
There are probably more, but that's enough for now.
My matter is this - I cannot seem to find a cause or thing to motivate me in the way I think I should be. I know that sounds strange, and maybe even immature, but that is the best way to put it. Everything I find either:
*doesn't hold up to analysis as a worthy cause, or gets completed
*or underminds the purpose of having a goal and working towards it
For instance -- lately I've been into spirituality, and a lot of questionings. Existential stuff, purpose stuff, questioning the very nature of psyche, interpretation, existence. Deep shit, as they say. But the majority of what that has led me to, is acceepting the peace of the present moment. Which is great - and I can dig that. There is some serious stuff there, and I respect that. But I feel... like I'm missing something still. I can enjoy the peace, but it feels... I feel like at the very least - like I am compelled to share it, or help others get there. So even when it comes to that, I am still looking for "something to do", a purpose or goal or quest.
It is just really difficult for me to find one that doesn't get destroyed by my analysis. But I would really like to find one -- something I could devote myself to, or something that I actually deemed worthy enough. I really like the essence of exploring lifes various things, and I see myself as such, and adventurer and explorer. And I'm trying to incorperate that into a purpose or something. But like I said, I seem to be having some issues here.
Maybe I'm not looking at this the right way, or I am overlooking something. Or maybe I've reached some sort of paradox. But it does feel like something, slightly, is missing. I mean, if my life's goal was just to live at peace, then I would just go to a monestary. I could do that, and that could possibly work out --- if I really felt that is what I should be doing. But I do not feel that way. I feel like I ought to be doing something. Even in terms of service for the community, for humanity, etc. "making the world a better place", even. Whoop-dee-doo, right?
But I really don't think I could be one of those who has a 9-5 job for 45 years, and that's it. That would totally undermind my idiosyncratic personality style, you see.
So I guess that is the long and ..... ....long of it. I've written, sort of taintedly, about this before, but this time I was very outright with my thoughts. Your opinions are welcome.
I suppose that, in our own way, we are all looking for a sort of purpose, and maybe this is just my INTj rendition of it. I will always keep digging for the truth(s), because that is what I do, even if it underminds the peace of the present moment. I know that peace will always be there - and that I don't have to look for anything. I have a spiritual calmness, and I'm cool with that. But in this, the physical world, the world of forms and things to do, I still haven't found what I'm looking for.
PS: And yeah, I get that in the physical world, world of forms, that is the whole point - the illusion, in that you will never be satisfied. I understand that. But I at least want to be able to find something that I want to do, or work at. And big problem is my view of intergrity, because I cannot knowingly do something that I think it a complete waste of time, or BS, or similar. But then.... "so what --- should I do nothing then? Because, it could be that 'nothing' is really anything but a waste of time". See, I don't really want to be one of those 'hamsters in a wheel', in a cage. And I suppose I've got way too much pride to accept that I might be, and that we all might be. But even there, I am still not certain about what the truth is. So I'll keep looking, it seems...