Most of depression stems from a lack of identity. We all have the need to identify with something in order to fulfill a sense of purpose. The problem is that we never fully grasp what that purpose is.. we have many messages telling us that we can become anything and that there is a purpose for every individual on earth.. yet, rare is any instruction or knowledge directing us on how to get there. I look around and see many driven and motivated people going to school or working a respectable job but there’s something missing… there’s still a seeking, there’s still that void and in one way or another they are asking the question “what is my purpose?”
The reason why we don’t see that purpose actualizing is because we have our interest in too many areas taking up too much time, too much energy, too much effort. This leaves us scattered knowing a little bit of everything yet takes us away from connecting and identifying with our life’s work-our true purpose. Having too many interests is a good sign of motivation but it leaves us in a state of purposelessness and it takes away the needed resources to place on that one thing we could master. When you place all your time and effort into learning and applying a craft, it will become a part of you. Overtime you show your life’s work in how you carry yourself, in your thoughts, actions, speech, and overall surroundings- in everything and the people you attract. When this begins to happen you will know you are living with a purpose.
So my suggestion is to choose and follow one passion and with your time, effort, and resources, attempt to master it, allow it to become a part of your life. Allow this process to permeate and change you from the inside out. Over time your question of “what is my purpose” will be answered with a sense of fulfillment and peace.