Break the rules. We have so many rules in life about everything. I say break the rules. Not the law, but break the rules / Arnold Schwarzenegger
Can we be honest?
You know how you’ve been struggling to find your dream job? Tried everything and still feeling crappy?
Well, It’s not because you didn’t find the right place to work in. It’s not because you have the wrong position.
It’s because you’re looking in the wrong place.
But you’re not alone.
Most people live their life without knowing better. They cruise on autopilot, letting their job slowly suck the life out of them. They feel bitter and lost.
But there’s a dead simple way to get your bearings straight. To find your life purpose. To do the work you love.
Shall I explain?
Working a Corporate Job Changes You in a Creepy Way
I used to work in a corporate job. I kept my nose to the grindstone. I wanted to save money for retirement because that’s the “right” thing to do. But living this way takes it’s toll.
I started daydreaming about retirement. Being only 30.
My mood became gloomy making me grumpy and miserable. Being around me sucked.
Then I remembered.
How it was before, how I was happy.
I didn’t want to become a corporate slave. To forget how to enjoy life as a free man.
I didn’t want to become institutionalized.
These walls are funny. First you hate ’em, then you get used to ’em. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That’s institutionalized / Shawshank Redemption
I knew there must be another way. To live a vibrant life. To be happy.
But I didn’t know what to do. I was afraid to step into uncharted waters.
The Kick-Ass First Aid Treatment that Saves You From Misery
When I felt hopeless, my wife came to the rescue.
She challenged me with a simple exercise. It changed my life. It helped me find and pursue my life purpose.
It’s extremely simple but it’ll guide you towards living fully. Towards doing the work you love.
What’s the exercise?
- Write down what you’d like to do if money is not an issue.
- Order the list by what you’re most passionate about.
- Pick the top item.
When I did this exercise, my top item was helping people achieve their greatest potential. I had noticed that I felt best when I mentored others to enjoy their lives more.
I started gobbling up books and taking courses. I worked hard to overcome my social phobia. To sound my voice even when I was scared shitless.
Take the time to complete this exercise. And when you’re done, start acting towards accomplishing it.
It’ll be hard. Damn hard.
It’ll smack you out of your comfort zone. It’ll shake every molecule of your being. But it’ll be worth it.
It’ll change you. Drastically. You’ll feel alive. You’ll become happier than ever. Your friends will notice it. Your family will notice it.
Wouldn’t you go an extra mile for that?
Repeat this exercise once in a month. You’ll be surprised your answer changes.
That’s how you navigate to your greatest passion. Each time you perform this exercise you come closer to finding your purpose in life.
And when you find it you’ll know. Definitely.
The Secret To Doing What You Love
You can’t achieve your dream by staying comfy.
You can’t fulfill yourself doing what everyone expects.
Break a convention and naysayers start popping up from everywhere. They say the risk is too big. That you won’t make it.
But deep down they know.
They are ashamed to lack YOUR courage.
Stop listening to naysayers. And start listening to yourself.
Follow your passion. Cultivate it and learn about it in every chance you get.
Go ahead. Fire up your passion.
You know you deserve it.
P.S. How do you handle naysayers? Let me know in the comments below.
Benny (@BenjaminMalev) is an energetic family man. He’s on a mission to help men live their life to the fullest, while putting their family first. Join him and learn to live a vibrant life at Vibrant Dad.