Do we have our own Captain Jack Sparrow compass?

Tyler Donahue
3 min readOct 31, 2019
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

In The Pirates of the Caribbean, there is a special compass.

A compass that points in the direction of what you want most in the world.

The idea of this compass fascinates me. Maybe because I have always struggled with knowing which path to take. Which career do I choose? What friends do I choose to spend time with? Where do I live? Where do I spend my free time?

There are so many fucking options today it’s absurd. It’s equally incredible and debilitating at the same time.

If there was a way to measure decision-making anxiety, I’m confident we would be at an all-time high.

Maybe it would look something like this:

(Amount of potential career paths x amount of shit you can buy online x locations available to live x online communities to be a part of x amount of potential hobbies available to pick up = amount of decision-making anxiety measured in total time spent making decisions)

Side note: Did you know its a hobby for people to listen to others eat food with a sensitive microphone. WTF! Better yet… we live in a world where you can post videos of yourself eating food and make it your career.

Now… can you see why I am fascinated by this compass? As we are given more options this compass becomes more valuable.

More options + greater decision making power = careers, friends, hobbies and products you are more aligned with. A life full of the right kind of abundance.

When you come across a compass that points me in the right direction please let me know! Or if you can somehow prove it works I bet some billionaire will buy it from you.

In the meantime, I believe we can develop our own internal compass. I’m not 100% sure how this is done but I’m a believer.

Here is what I have learned so far about crafting this mystical power:

  1. When you meet someone that inspires you or for some reason gives you a rush of positive energy, find a way to spend more time with this person and with the communities they are a part of. Write down the traits of this person or this…



Tyler Donahue

Writer @TheHustle @thriveglobal | Founder @th3kindproject @essentialblankets