You may have dreams of setting up a business, getting a new job or even playing a professional sport, but you don’t get very far because you’d sooner give up.
How many times have you tried to do something and given up halfway through? More importantly, why did you give up? Did you get bored or restless and would rather be doing something else even though you knew you should keep going? Why is that?
Think back to such a situation and ask yourself, was I enjoying myself doing the task? If you didn’t enjoy the journey to your end goal you will never be able to stick at it.
This is really important and is a common area of frustration with many of my client’s. You want to be something, do something, reach a goal, but feel powerless.
I get it, you just want to get to the endpoint, be rich, be successful and good at what you do. You never think of sports or movie stars having to learn their craft before they get to score that goal or win that Oscar. We are ignorant of the hard work and effort that they have put into it to start with.
The most important part of their success is their enjoyment and love for the craft. You have to enjoy the journey in order to get good enough to be the best, do it every day and reap the rewards for your skill.
It is a hard journey but one that you will relish and enjoy being part of.
If you are not getting anything out of your day to day life then what’s the point?
Make your job Your hobby
Think about your hobbies. Why do you think you are so good at that sport, game or know all the lines to that song or movie? It’s because you are fully engaged and want to experience it again and again. You want to be great at it or know all the words. You always want to get better.
The same can be said for a job or a relationship – anything you want to achieve. You need to enjoy it so that you will want to do it again and again, constantly learning about the process. The way experts become experts is they allow whatever it is to become integral to their life.
If you don’t enjoy it you won’t be concentrating on the task at hand because you will be dreaming of doing something else, anything else! Sound familiar?
With this in mind think to yourself, will I enjoy the process to get to my goals, the work, the hardship, the learning? If the answer is no, maybe it’s not the right goal for you.
Keep thinking about it, find something that you will enjoy, and never work another day in your life.