Hello, 2020! It’s a new year and new decade and if you’ve had no other reason to, use that as a reason to start getting real with your life. This is your wake up call. Your sign.
Finding your passion
Finding your passion can be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do in your life.
If you’re like me, you graduated from high school and were forced to choose a major in college at the age of 18.
A major that would commit you to your supposed line of work the rest of your life. The kind of work you would retire from after contributing to your 401k and anxiously awaiting every.single.weekend. to arrive.
It’s time to start getting real!
Even if that last portion of text isn’t your direct experience, you get what I’m saying. You’re supposed to have it all figured out from a young age. Or so society tells us.
I don’t know about you, but I felt incredible pressure to graduate from college, get a good job and climb the ladder, hoping to make it to one of the few top roles of an executive at a large company.
I worked in the same type of jobs for 10 years, receiving several promotions and still felt unfulfilled in a HUGE way. I had the house, the car, the life, everything…but I was unfulfilled.
Somewhere along the way I realized it was time to start getting real with myself.
I was so confused, I had the life I had always wanted and thought I was supposed to have, so why was I feeling sad?
I knew something wasn’t right and that I was being held back.
Two themes that stuck out to me over the years were this: 1) I was forced to tame who I was down for those around me. Aka I never really fit in. 2) I was unfulfilled with every promotion I received at work.
BAM! Start getting real!
Then, by the grace of God, one day I realized what was REALLY going on. I was unhappy at work! I was not living out of who God made me to be!
I lived in distraction with new job after new job every year. I was getting promoted so fast, I had no time to realize what the REAL problem was.
There was nothing wrong with me, I just wasn’t doing what I had always dreamt of doing – and I KNEW IT THE WHOLE TIME!
Look right in front of you
My point is this, when we feel confused or down about the way things are going. We ALWAYS know the answer, we just have to start getting real and dig to find out what’s at the root.
If you’re unhappy day to day and just wishing, praying and hoping the weekend arrives quickly (for it to fly by even quicker), look what’s going on right in front of you!
Your future is hidden in your daily routines. Are you doing the things every single day that will get you to where you want to go?
In my case, it was working jobs that were unfulfilling when I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur and not doing anything to change that.
Stop thinking, start doing!
When you’re a kid, you don’t go to a playground and ask yourself – how do I have fun?
You just do it!!!
Don’t waste a bunch of time thinking about figuring out your passion. Start doing more of what you love in your daily routines, then dedicate your love to those things regularly!
If you don’t love doing something, figure out a way to get rid of it. If it’s not serving your purpose, it doesn’t serve YOU.
Do I want to have an easy and comfortable life or do I want my days to matter?
I don’t know about you, but I certainly want my days to matter and want to make an impact on everything around me!
In summary, live out of your passion, which you will fight for and live for.
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