Take a moment to stop what you’re doing and look at the world.
Now what do you see? Too many people out there, faced with the same dilemma:
“Should I quit my job to pursue my dreams or should I stay and make peace with the fact that it wasn’t meant to be?!”
This has become a weird standard lately.
Seems like everyone wants to do something else, be somewhere else, be somebody else.
These are the times of far too many opportunities for identity crisis and no doubt it has something to do with values but this is not supposed to be about the roots of the problem.
This is supposed to be about perspective.
First of all, nowadays everyone seems to feel entitled to career bliss as described in those all-too-inspired promotional materials of various (not so credible?) life coaches and lifestyle preachers or in romantic movies. And hardly anyone is ready to stand in front of a mirror and face reality.
We are not all created equal.
What works for you might not work for me even if my grandma truly believes I deserve to sing the national anthem in front of the crowd of 70.000 at the Super Bowl. Some of us may end up monetizing our blogs, while others may need to do some real, meaningful work in order to survive. And that’s OK as long as you know who you are and what you’re made of and – even more importantly! – what you’re made for.
But, sometimes the distinction is hard to make. Sometimes you realize you can do this and that, equally good. So you shuffle. You do what you can cash in.
And that’s where trouble will hit you, sooner or later. You’ll want to know if there’s another way to survive, besides just making ends meet by doing what you can. You’ll want to know if doing what you can is actually ALL you can do. Or not?
When this shit happens, one thing will surely help.
And that one thing is having NO job.
You don’t want to go through that nasty dilemma from the beginning of this post, do you?! Trust me, that particular dilemma can never be resolved. Not ever.
The right answer always ends up wrong.
What ever you decide you end up regretting. You get the point.
In this situation, there is only one safe place to be and that place is nowhere. No job, no career, no commitments to anything or anyone. Nothing. Nowhere.
When your life purpose comes knocking at the gates of your sanity, just remember one thing – nowhere is the greatest place to be. From there, you’re free to go anywhere. Right?