Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well! How was your Saturday? How are you going to end your weekend?
Mine was pretty good, maybe better than expected. But having fun usually comes with late night’s sleep, so excuse the possible nonsense you may read. 😛
This period of time I have a lot of time to relax and basically do nothing. This may sounds good to many of you but in reality this is not the case. In fact this situation, got me thinking, why someone waits for Christmas, the weekend, birthdays, holidays etc. to arrive, in order to “have fun”. Why aren’t we just enjoying each and every day?
My answer is that we are so distracted from our surroundings, their lives and their reality, that we can’t make a reality that fits our ideas and our plans for the future.
In other words, we spend so much time examining what others do, that we end up doing nothing for us.
The question is: how do you make a reality that represents “you” ?
The truth is, some years ago I have made an effort myself to build that kind of reality. It only took me half an hour of basically discussing with myself in order to understand my true needs.
Down below I tried to put together some key questions that you can ask yourself.
If you have reached the point of thinking that your lifestyle no longer serves you, maybe it is the time to change it.
So one of those days give yourself half an hour to really think, if what you are currently doing reflects your true self, or if you are just doing it for money or for fame. Understand that short term, working in a bar, or a café etc., will give you money. But long term, you will see that your mind and soul are getting tired. If your mind shuts off you lose. No one likes loss. And don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with working as a waitress/waiter. I am just saying that in the back of your mind you should have a bigger goal and purpose in your mind.
I will stop rumbling now and get to the point. The questions are really easy. There are no right and wrong answers. There is only truth and lie. When you answer these questions make sure you’re telling the truth to yourself, otherwise there is no point.
- First question is about realizing if you are currently doing is right for you. So the question is: Where do I want myself to be in 10 years (place, job, relationships) ? Does the thing that I am currently doing serve these goals? If the answer is “yes” then you are good to go. If it’s “no”, then keep on reading.
- When was the last time I felt excited and happy? The moments you feel excited, are the moments when you are doing something that you love. So think of these moments. Maybe the thing that gets you excited could be your future job.
For example, if you like going to the gym and each time you get excited, then maybe you should consider a career in that field or if you love the process of cooking maybe this is the thing for you.
We often study something (at University, college etc.) and we end up working on the field we studied, without putting any thought in our actions. We don’t realize it at the time, but this is the shortest road to misery.
- What are you good at? Effort is realy important, but talent is also important too. If you have noticed a special talent of yours, why not use it? Being talented + putting in the effort = Success.
- Is your environment appropriate, for what it is that you want to do? By saying environment, I mean:
- field of studies,
- your daily schedule.
If you want your dream to work, you have to change the above.
It may seem stupid, but it is really important to write down your answers. Your mind thinks even further while writing. Our mind thinks of useless things every day. Why not once use it for YOU?
Be confident and do what you love