So I was there, staring at a cup of coffee on my first break, perfectly ready to do a madness to get out of the mall. I couldn’t help but look at my watch when the time passed quickly where I had to go back inside and stand at the counter when people asked me what kind of protein shake they should buy.
The only thing that kept over my head was the thought of finishing college in 7 years, gaining 5 years of experience and then opening my own physical therapy clinic. Then I will be happy.
Wait … shall I? After being completely honest with yourself and playing the question, no, probably not. My twenty years will pass and I will be a ‘settled’ adult whose last 12+ years of life are working towards a goal that he was not sure he wanted.
Don’t get me wrong, physical therapist and Anyone Otherwise those who spend so much time working on a specific goal get a special compliment from me. But at the end of the day, it won’t bring the satisfaction I was hoping for. And I’m sure Hack didn’t want to wait 12+ years for ‘happiness’ to happen.
So ask me. Are you on the right track
Today, I’m going to walk you through the first few steps of throwing a towel at a job and how you can take steps to live up to your conditions. With these four simple steps, keep your mind open and get the job done.
Even if you’re happy with what you’re doing now, read this puppy and think about where you’re going. There may be better roads in front of you. Filled with all the things you are currently missing but still can’t realize.
1) Do you wake up excited to start the day?
That sounds like a simple question, doesn’t it? But let’s go a little deeper.
The next time you wake up, note one thing without consciously thinking about it.
Does the thought of dealing with the day ahead of you make you a little nervous?
Now this feeling is okay if you are working a full day back breaking yard in front or meeting the parents of your significant other for the first time. It’s understandable.
But not with what you do. If you find yourself with that uncomfortable feeling of fear, shake my head and say, “Houston, we have a problem.”
2) Are you upset?
We’ve already talked about how you feel when you wake up. Now go to your actual workplace (or business) and ask some more questions.
Are you dreaming of living somewhere else? Is your work getting messy because you don’t think honestly anymore? Or are you really upset?
Houston, we Definitely There is a problem. Keep reading.
3) What do you want from life?
I’m not trying to be a vague hole here. Seriously, what do you want?
- Do you have financial security and the ability to travel the world one year at a time?
- To open a carpet cleaning business and give jobs to all your loved ones?
- Make a ridiculous amount of money and buy a private island?
- Make a ridiculous amount of money and give it away for a reason you believe?
If you know what you want, what are you waiting for? This is your life, do what you think is right. Think about 5, 10, 15 years down the road. You will miss what you do No. Take action on what you really want out of life?
Inactivity has a high value. Make sure you are willing to play the game before you roll the dice.
4) Do you like to read?
Well, the question itself will not help you live up to your conditions and be an incredibly fulfilling person.
However, reading like peeking into a bright mind we will probably never get a chance to meet and ask our dead questions. The good news is, they’ve written their thoughts and insights! Take advantage of this and start reading these five books that have had a devastating effect on my life. Think of them as a continuation of this article to follow your goals.
Each book is unique and insightful. Each book will help you find the definition of your success or take steps to follow it. Each book will ask you more critical questions than I did in this short article.
Google each title and start reading the one that jumps the most to you.
Read these books:
- Smartcuts: How Hackers, Inventors and Icons Accelerate Success By Shane Snow
- 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live anywhere and join the new rich (expanded and updated) By Tim Ferris
- Walk Through Fire: Get Up, Face Inferno, and Build Your Dream Business Eric T. By Wagner
- 80/20 Principle: The secret to achieving more with less By Richard Koch
- Losing my virginity: how I survived, had fun and made a fortune by doing business my way By Richard Branson
Unwrapping the wrapper
Nothing will come easily in life. If you decide to throw a towel on a job and follow your dreams, there will be a ton of road blocks in front. You have to work hard and be very smart about your daily routine.
If you want to travel the world, you can. If you want to start a business that you are thinking about, there is a way. If you want to bring clean water to less fortunate countries, I promise, there is a way.
Maybe you shouldn’t throw in the towel. Or maybe you have no choice. At the end of the day, these are just a few of the questions I’ve asked you. What makes you really happy?
“Your work is going to fill a big part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. So if you haven’t found it yet, look for it.” Stay. “ – Steve Jobs
Ryan James is an avid entrepreneur and founder Startup Savant, An online magazine that helps entrepreneurs like you overcome the odds of an 80% failure rate in the first 18 months. Pick up his free course 7 Deadly Start-Up Sins And How You Can Avoid Them And see if you have to repent!
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