The law of awareness states that in order to grow yourself you must first know yourself.
Today we’re going to look at two questions of 10 that help us to begin living the life that we truly long for. The first question is, do you enjoy doing what you’re doing? Do you like what you’re doing now?
You know a lot of people don’t. A lot of people wake up on Monday morning with dread. They live for the weekend. I know every job has aspects of it that are not pleasant. Every job has some tasks that we don’t enjoy doing.
But is the overall feeling that you have towards your job, one of regret, resentment, dislike, or is it something you truly enjoy? It feels like you are living according to your purpose.
It has been said that an ironing board is a surfboard who gave up their dreams and took a boring job. Don’t be an ironing board.
Socrates supposedly said the unexamined life is not worth living. Someone took that question and rephrased the question that the unlived life is worth examining.
So let’s examine our life today and ask Do we enjoy doing what we’re doing?” And if not, we may need to make some changes.
Which leads us to question number two. What would you like to do, what would you enjoy doing?
Now, there are some things that you can’t get paid to do, probably like eating ice cream all day long, but I did meet the fellow who was at the Navy SEAL museum who worked there and I asked him how he enjoyed his job and he said it was like getting paid to eat ice cream. So there may be something that you could do that would meet that criteria for you that you would so enjoy. Even with the difficult challenges that come with any job,
that there are certain things that you enjoy doing it would be like getting paid to eat ice cream.
When we do something that we enjoy doing it gives us a passion. We bring a certain passion to that job. And it has been said that a person who has passion is greater than 99 who only have an interest.
So do you enjoy doing what you’re doing?
Whatever we plan to do, traveling the world, going back to school, joining the workforce or taking some time off to think…we should not just listen to our head. We should also liisten to our heart. Do what you really love to do and if you don’t know quite what that is yet then continue to search, because when you discover it, you’ll bring that something extra to all that you do. If we never figure out what we want to do, we will be frustrated all of our life.
Stephen Covey said how different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us. When we keep that picture in mind and manage ourselves, each day to be, and to know what matters most.
Knowing what matters most to us, are some of the most important things that we’ll ever do in our life.
The two questions today are.
- Do you enjoy doing what you’re doing?
- What would you like to do?