In pursuit of purpose

Da Vinci famously had his syndrome, and perhaps posterity judged him so kindly because, with our outsider’s eyes, his creativity, productivity and skill seems absolutely magnificent. But to Leonardo, it must have been a frustrating life, ever in search of that idea that was both fulfilling, grand and with the elusive possibility for completion, of both project and man.

To the seeker of worthwhile ideas, Da Vinci’s problem may seem heavenly, always a wellspring of ideas, and most marvelously, good ideas! Yet to the sufferer of idea excess, the problem is pure, unrelenting pain, a torment of the mind that most often leads to frustration, exhaustion, failed promises, indecision, isolation and perhaps even depression.

Too much opportunity, too little conviction, the opportunity cost of opportunities.