Graduate high school.
Pick up a degree.
Get a job.
Now you’ve got some money, maybe you settle down.
Have a family.
Get a house with a white picket fence.
The great American dream.
And you are satisfied for a while.
Time goes by and you realize you’re unfulfilled.
There has to be more than this.
You hear about the concept of the “dream job”.
But what does it mean?
This fuzzy, undefined goal is a lot like chasing a unicorn.
For years, I searched for my “dream job”.
And I never found it.
I had to create it.
Dream jobs don’t exist–you must create them.
This means creating opportunities for yourself.
You can’t wait around to win the job lottery or for a genie to give you three wishes.
All jobs have parts that really suck.
The real problem lies when the parts you hate are greater than the parts you love (or even like).
To avoid this problem, you must continually learning new things.
Build on your interests and passions from the ground up, one piece at at a time.
Get out there and experiment and try new things.
And eventually success comes.
You don’t deserve a job you love because you are breathing.
It is infinitely easier to settle for the status quo.
The masses are there.
Weekends spent drinking beer and watching football.
With the tools available now, there is no excuse for not pursuing more.
The only thing stopping you is fear or laziness. Or maybe both.
Fear wants you to spend your entire life in front of the TV.
God knows that’s the easiest thing to do.
Nothing like a legacy of leaving a big-ass dent on the couch, right?
If you want more, throw a wrench into the system.
Do something a little crazy.
Sanity is very overrated.
Thousands of days in a cubicle farm doing something you hate to buy a bunch of crap you don’t need is the saddest–and most boring–story ever.
Stories require conflict–more conflict than you can imagine.
What could you do that your friends and family might think you’re just a little nuts to try?
Don’t sit back and watch life happen to you.
Lean into what scares you instead of letting it paralyze you.
I used to be an accountant until I realized going to work was like having my soul sucked out of me like a straw.
So I took the plunge and now I’m a full-time writer, editor and coach.
What plunge do you need to take?
Email me now and I’ll help you figure this out if you’re stuck. I know how it feels and it is beyond frustrating.
If you know what it is you want to do, please share in the comments. Thanks.