First, I have to apologize for the long lapse in posts. Life has gotten very busy lately and as much as I dislike it, this has taken a back seat. I hope to get back on track and share more on a regular basis. Now onto the blog post…
As a kid I remember when I’d complain about doing work that I didn’t want to do or that I hated, I’d hear, “there’s a lot of things I don’t want to do either, that’s life, so get use to it”. I don’t remember whom I heard this from because my parents were fairly positive people but I could have caught them in a moment of exasperation. We’ve all experienced it.
I know as an adult, I’ve experienced many times when I’ve come across a sales person who was so unpleasant and obviously miserable in their job. My thought was never, “get used to it” but it was probably equally insensitive as all I could think was, “if you hate your job so much, why don’t you quit?” If it was only that easy…
We stay in miserable situations for so many reasons. Most are valid, like “I need a paycheck” these reasons, although real, are blocks in our life that we need to figure out how to move beyond.
Why the miserable sales person stays in a job they hate could be everything from financial necessity to fear of pursuing their real dream. Sometimes we make up excuses too, like “this is all I know and who will hire me for anything else”. But why live in misery? Why continue to spend days doing things you hate? The first step is the realization that you could do work you love and actually enjoy your work. That you could be happy and less stressed in an environment that better suited you. It is definitely possible.
There is a lot of fear that surrounds the idea of having what you want. Isn’t that crazy? That you are scared to have what you want? But we get comfortable in our misery, we know it and it’s an evil monster on our shoulder convincing us to stay around. I often think of these little monsters in my own life as Whammy’s. They look and sound just like the Whammies from the 80’s game show, Press Your Luck. I loved that show. I even loved the evil Whammies. Not anymore. Every time a Whammy pops up in my life, I imagine swashing it and just like the show, it makes a whining sound as it deflates and goes away.
You’re more powerful than the Whammies. You’re more powerful doing what you love and being in your light. Choose the light. Choose happiness and dreams. Choose you!!