So, here’s how it goes. I’m 25, happily married a month ago, been working for more than 3 years and just living my life. Perfect, you’d say, right ?
But, the story’s a bit different from nearby. I have a job, YES. I don’t hate my job, YES. I’m grateful I have work to go to everyday and a paycheck that comes around every month, YES. But, is this what I REALLY want ?
I read The Four Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris, and I loved how he said that the opposite of happiness isn’t being sad, it’s being bored. Because, till you’re not really EXCITED about what you do, you can’t be 100% HAPPY !
I think the problem is that I have dreams, but I’m not too sure of them myself. If someone asked me today, what exactly I see myself doing, I’d probably be a bunch of excuses and “ifs” and “buts”. Point being, I don’t really know what I want myself. Whose fault? Mine, of course.
I know that what I’m doing is not what I want to be doing my whole life, and I have a vague idea of I want to be doing, but I’m still not 100% clear of what it is.
So, five steps I’m taking to work on that(and you can do as well if you’re sailing in the same boat):
Dreams are free, they don’t cost anything except your imagination. It is only when you have dreams that you can achieve them. They’re the one thing that can keep you alive, no matter how messed up things around you are !
2. VISUALIZE YOUR DREAMS
You have a dream? Great! Visualize what you want, be clear. If you yourself are not sure of what you want, you’ll never get there !
Believe in yourself ! We are at times our worst critics and tend to bring ourselves down. Boost your confidence by being your own support.
4. LISTEN TO EVERYONE, BUT BE THE JUDGE
Socialize with people, especially positive ones! Lend an ear to what others have to say, but at the end of the day, you are the best judge of what works for you.
Listen, filter, and apply !
5. GRATITUDE & JOY
Look around yourself, and be happy for the small and big gifts LIFE has given you !
Express gratitude, feel it in yourself !
Be happy and spread joys to others around you as well ! 🙂