Do you love what you do?
What if money didn’t matter? Would you still be doing what you’re doing now?
Or would you be doing something entirely different altogether…
I guess at some stage we’ve all done the old X-Lotto question:
“What if my numbers came up?”
I’m always fascinated when I come across people who genuinely love what they do. I’m more fascinated by the range of jobs that they do. From the recycling man standing beaming in the pile of garbage to the nurse in the Accident and Emergency ward who thrives on the challenge. From the mechanic who does up cars on his days off to the tiler who proudly but surreptitiously leaves her mark on every bathroom she tiles.
People who have chosen to do what they love… or, to simply love what they do.
Then there are those who have had the courage to step out of the safe, the familiar and comfortable and into the great abyss of the unknown in search of their dream. People who have a purpose, a passion and a drive to do what they really want to do: to take a risk, to face uncertainty and to be prepared to fail.
Like the lawyer who starts an online cupcake business, the cop who retrains as a teacher, the psychologist who starts a dog grooming business or the accountant who enrols in drama school.
What is it that stops us from following our hearts? What stops us from doing what we really want to do?
It’s easy to roll out the excuses about why we can’t but what is it that is really standing in our way….besides ourselves?
What if, just for this week you were to pretend that your winning numbers had come up- (not in a materialistic “things” sort of way but in a choices and actions sort of a way.)
What sort of difference would that make to your thinking?
What new doors would open up for you?
What might you start to do differently?
And just notice how that makes you feel…
Every action begins with a thought….and the courage to dream……