When thinking about what you want to do with your life, stay away from thinking about your bank account!
Yes, money can make you happy but that is only temporary. You still have to spend 40+ hours a week doing whatever it is you do to make your riches.
Take it from me, money does not matter when you hate what you do!
Would you rather be:
- Rich and Miserable?
- Get By and Happy as hell?
If you follow your passion and never give up, you too can have happiness and riches beyond your wildest dreams.
- What job would I really love?
- What job would I love enough to do for free?
- Which thoughts made you the happiest while answering the two above questions?
Sometimes what our minds create is not reality of what we truly want. You have to experience situations to grow and know what you truly want.
- Start your own business
You will learn 100x more about doing something than sitting in a classroom learning about it. Jump in with both feet and see if it is for you.
If it is not, no big deal, take what you learned and move on with your life.
What do you want to do with your life?
I hated this question when I was younger and now I cannot wait until someone asks me this. I will talk your ear off!
The answer is so simple for everyone:
- It is right there in front of you
- Take time to acknowledge YOUR feelings
- Who gives a damn what your parents, teachers and friends think
- This is your life that you will live on a daily basis
- You are the only one who will ever exist that knows what you truly want
- Where do your thoughts and feelings focus on most often?
The Success Principles for Teens tells us, “Remember, now is the time to lay the foundation for the rest of your life – not tomorrow, next week, and certainly not ten years from now.
The sooner you do this, the sooner you will have the life you really want.”
You are the only one who knows what brings you the most happiness in life. My parents use to tell me what makes me happy (it didn’t) but I kept doing it because it made them happy – this lead to depression because I was not living my passion.
You will know if you are on course with your passion and purpose by the amount of happiness you experience.
The events and situations you create that bring joy to your life a huge clues to your purpose.
“To zero in on your purpose, start with a list of the times you felt most happy, passionate, and alive. What do these experiences have in common? Can you figure out a way to make a living doing these things?”