Many people will pay the price of misery to say they were successful. That is they will do something they hate doing just to show others how good they really are. Now, who is paying the price? Do the neighbors, friends and acquaintances really care how successful you are? Is the size of the bank account more important that living a life that was meaningful and satisfying?
There are people who will be miserable for 50 weeks of the year to enjoy two weeks in solitude. There are people who will amass such enormous debt in proving to others that they “do matter” that they risk losing everything when things turn downward.
The economic world flipped over just a few years ago and we are still in the midst of that chaotic mess. Work is no longer guaranteed for any position. If the promise of job security is melting away faster than the polar ice caps then why would you marry yourself to a job that could evaporate quickly due to factors that you have no control over? The world of work is changing and changing quickly.
Instead of being miserable at any job why not choose a job that you really like to do. Recently a woman reported that she worked for years at something she was really quite good at but she wasn’t in love with what she did. She was making good money and was good at it, but then she found a job that she really loved, it made an impact on the lives of others, for her it was a job filled with great meaning and joy, even if the job paid just the minimum wage.
People aren’t going to be remembered for the size of their bank account, they are going to be remembered for the value they brought to others.
What dreams are you postponing? What are you doing to create the life you desire? What changes do you want to make?
What do you really want to do? What is stopping you?
“We are desire. It is the essence of the human soul, the secret of our existence. Absolutely nothing of human greatness is ever accomplished without it. Not a symphony has been written, a mountain climbed, an injustice fought, or a love sustained apart from desire. Desire fuels our search for the life we prize. Our desire, if we will listen to it, will save us from committing soul-suicide, the sacrifice of our hearts on the altar of “getting by.” The same old thing is not enough. It never will be.” John Eldredge from “Desire”