Work Hard and Trust Your Path

Today is a beautiful Monday and a good time to talk about believing in yourself and trusting your path. If you are one of the lucky people that know what they want in life and are passionate about doing it, you’ve already won half the battle. The other half of it is trusting that your on the journey that is right for you!

 

Many people are unsure or confused about what they want out of life. Which is crazy because you can have whatever you want in life, you just have to decide that you want it.

 

There are only 2 reasons people don’t do what they love: 1. They are too afraid to go after it. 2. They don’t think they can make money doing it.

 

If all we ever focus on is how much money we’ll make, all we will ever have is a job. Jobs are great and all, but I want to find true, fulfilling happiness, that money can’t buy. I refer to this article by

 

If this sounds like something you’re interested in and you’re over here waving your arms around saying lead me there! I’ve got a few questions that you can ask yourself to assess if you are on the right path or if you are just sleepwalking hoping that one day it’ll all work out.

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I’d be happy doing what I do for half the amount

Right path ✔️ Also known as, doing what you love. Some may say, “but then isn’t it just a hobby?” In a way your right, except I’m not saying you shouldn’t make money or want to. Quite the opposite actually, because if you are passionate about what your doing you will work harder and be more valuable. Just ask yourself if the dollars your making are making you happy or is it feeling more like blood money?

Just ask yourself when you get your paycheck if the dollars your making are making you happy or is it feeling more like blood money? The answer becomes clear from there.

 

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I feel excited and confident, but sometimes unsure of myself.

Right Path ✔️ If it’s something you are starting off at and you feel like you can’t wait to get up in the morning and work on it, but in the back of your mind you’re a little worried about failing, you’re doing it right. We only feel nervous or unsure when we are getting into the territory of the unknown and unexpected. If your feeling like that, then your probably taking chances, growing and learning.

 

If things get tough I want to do something different

The wrong Path ✖️ If you got a new boss that was horrible, or the company was having problems and you lost your bonus would you stay and work through it.  If you don’t feel like you can stay dedicated when push comes to shove your not 100% in it. Maybe you would be happier if you did something different.

 

If I just….( get that raise, close that deal, obtain that position) I’ll finally be happy

The wrong Path ✖️ You can’t live your life waiting for the next big thing to make you happy because the bar will always move higher. You have to find the happiness every day in what you do. You don’t have to be jumping over the moon to get to work but you should enjoy what you do.

It is hard to tell if you are moving in the right direction. Life is full of uncertainty and nothing is promised. The only way you will know that you are going down the right path is if you trust and believe that whatever path you choose it will be the right one for you.

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Brooke Castillo has an amazing visualization trick for choosing what your heart really wants:

 

Picture 2 scenarios. When you picture them imagine both with the best possible outcome. In scenario 1, you quit your job and start your own wildly successful clothing line that everyone is raving about and you make the salary you’ve always wanted. In scenario 2, you stay at your job, your boss is amazing, you have the best coworkers, you are taking home your desired salary, you get all the vacation and PTO you could ever want. If you look at the best outcome of the 2 scenarios, which do you choose?

For me, this is when the answer becomes illuminatingly obvious.

Try this exercise and tell me what you think. How do you feel about visualizing your best future and does it help you make a decision about your path?

 

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