WHAT YOU WANT VS. WHAT YOU THINK YOU WANT
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie
Frequently my coaching clients will say, “I’m just not having fun anymore.” The profession they thought they were passionate about has lost its glow. At times like this, I advise them to take a good hard look at the situation. Why have they stopped having fun? Are they concentrating on the part of the business that doesn’t appeal to them? If you feel the fun draining away from your chosen profession take a step back and ask yourself those questions.
Maybe you are concentrating on an uninteresting part of your business. Try focusing all your energy on what you love to do in your career and as little as possible on what you don’t. Give it six months and see what happens. Strive for True love and passion in what you do, not just the sense of accomplishment. If after six months you’re still not having fun, you must ask yourself why not. You’ll have to remove the rose-colored glasses and look reality in the face. What you thought you wanted isn’t what you want.
So often we have an inkling we’re not on the right path, but we ignore it. We’ve put so much into pursuing a profession and achieving a level of success we can be proud of. It’s no wonder we ignore those tugs of intuition that tell us we’re meant for something else. So when we step back and face reality, it seems almost like we’ve failed. Reality can be tough. It takes a strong person to face it. Quiet your mind, don’t pass judgment on yourself, and listen for your Truth. You will be led. You’ve come to this point because this is where you had to be to see reality. Everything you’ve learned, every experience you’ve had is in preparation for the next step. You will be led to happiness and fulfillment. Be still, listen, and obey. What you want is waiting to be discovered.