Look around you. Look at your friends, family, and even your co-workers. How many of them would you say love going to work every day? How many of them do you believe finish every day with a sense of satisfaction and a feeling of joy?
Now ask yourself how many seem to be going through the motions, living their lives in a “have to” world.
Their eyes are downcast, they say “good morning” but you can tell they don’t feel good about it. They sort of chug through the day, downing coffee to keep from falling asleep. They’ll sneak an extra five minutes at lunch, because even a measly five minutes away from their job is worth it. This is illustrated beautifully in the movie Office Space (which I definitely recommend you see if you haven’t already).
Which group are you in?
There are many reason why people end up in jobs they do not love, but nearly all of them boil down to one thing: A feeling of having no choice.
So the question then becomes, why do so many people feel they have no choices in life? The answer of course is social conditioning, beginning as a child and continuing through elementary school, high school and beyond. Most of us are raised from a young age to expect life to be hard, to expect to work a job that brings us no joy, and to expect to struggle with money. Consequently we make choices that bring our expectations to life.
The truth is you can do what you love! There is nothing to stop you expect your own mind! Stop!
Who is the first successful person who pops into your mind? It can be anybody, someone you know, a celebrity, it doesn’t matter, just go with the first person you think of.