I love “Life is good” shirts, socks and mugs, and I’ve always liked the tags on their shirts that read; “Do what you like. Like what you do.” In fact, I believe we should all be doing what we love on a daily basis, (see last weeks post Your Work)…but…what if we are not?
What if we’re in a job we hate? Do we up and quit? What if we have a family to feed? Do we say so-long to our kids? Of course not. We don’t need to be so dramatic but we also don’t need to sit on the sidelines complaining how unfair life is.
We can slowly work towards our goals and dreams right where we are. First off it’s imperative to make peace with the job you have. Stop the complaints, bring in some lattes for your co-workers, and add some fresh flowers to your desk. Have gratitude for where you are and in your free time work towards what you love do.
I can hear you now…”but there is no free time.” I gave a seminar with a group of amazing people who have jammed packed schedules, but when we took a closer look we always found time in the day even if it was only for an hour. If it’s something you are passionate about you will definitely find the time, but if you are only moving your lips maybe it’s time to re-evaluate.
Perhaps just making peace right where you are could end up being exactly what you were looking for.
“As you better yourself, you better the world”