I don't know about you but, I LOVE the words found in that graphic above! Hey, I get excited just reading it and thinking about what makes ME come alive.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
What makes YOU come alive? Do you know? Have you forgotten? Do you know but you've put it on the "back shelf" to let it gather dust?
WHY are you doing - or NOT doing - what you are doing?
A lot of questions, I know, but they are IMPORTANT questions that we need to ask ourselves on a regular basis. Not only is it important to ASK these questions but, friend, it is also important to come up with ANSWERS to these questions in and for our lives.
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Now, look closely at that quote in the graphic. Understand that, right off, it flies in the face of what you usually hear from many "experts" when discussing what one should do with their life...especially when considering a career. Most of these "experts" will tell you to find an area that is missing something and then FILL THAT VOID! Again, notice, this quote goes in the exact opposite direction.
I've heard it said many times that, if you want to truly be a success, find out what everyone else is doing and then DO THE OPPOSITE. As a matter of fact, I was listening to an audio by Earl Nightingale the other day and heard him say just that.
Listen, our world is full of "drones" and "robots". I'm not talking about actual machines here but, rather, those people that come in, punch the time clock, "do their job", punch the time clock again and then go home. Day in and day out. Week in and week out and, yes, year in and year out.
Please don't get me wrong. There is a need for people to do those jobs and to do them well. My Dad's generation did that as well. They all knew that they could do a job like this and they knew that, as long as they did their job reasonably well, they could count on staying with that company for 40 years or so and then also retire from that same company.
Things have changed a lot since then. For one, companies are no longer that stable and they sure don't offer that kind of security to it's workers any longer.
Too, the mindset of many people have changed as well. Many - not all - are no longer satisfied to simply "do a job" like this. Instead, they want to enjoy what they are doing and feel that there is a PURPOSE to what they are doing. I, myself, tend to be more wired like that. I have done jobs that I did not enjoy but did them anyway because it was necessary. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do!
But many are looking to fulfill that saying that has been shared by many before: "Find a job that allows you to do what you love and you will never 'work' a day in your life!".
But, it's not always that easy.
HERE'S THE KEY POINT TO CONSIDER: What makes you come alive? What creates passion in and for your life? Is there a way to earn a living for yourself and your family while incorporating this into the mix?
Dig. Discover. Find the answer and then ACT upon it. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT WHAT OTHERS SAY OR THINK! We're talking about you and YOUR family and YOUR life.
The world NEEDS those that are PASSIONATE about what they are doing. And, yes, it IS possible for someone to be passionate about doing what we may consider a "mundane" job. Their passion is different than yours, so don't knock them for doing so.
In other words, WHATEVER IT IS, do it and do it to the best of your ability. START DOING THAT RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE TODAY - regardless of the job! Do it with passion and, not only will YOU and your family be blessed, but you will touch and bless many lives along the way.
And that, my friend, is definitely something that we need more of on a daily basis and in big doses.
Until next time, always remember to..
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"
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