It is a question that many of us ask ourselves however it seems that while many don’t know why in fact they go for the “safe” job to work the hours (regardless of fulfillment). The reality is more than 50% of Americans do it. Over half of Americans go to work every single day not looking forward to what they do, they leave to work at a job they most likely choose early because it was either available or it was pressured by society. This sad reality is actually what is driving this country backward. By having a population of unfulfilled, soul-less “worker bees” the country does not thrive economically, socially or personally. Below we have broken down a couple things to consider if you find yourself getting trapped in the 9:00 to 5:00 rat race.
Stop Listening To Other People!
Not only are these “other people” not you (duh), these other people giving you the advice and guiding you do not know the full picture of who you are. It is unfortunate that such a great deal of young, prosperous Americans in their low 20’s have their parents breathing down their neck as soon as they opt into the workforce. These parental pressures are usually driven by an “I know what’s best” attitude coupled with a lack of self-value to carve one’s own path. By not listening to what your body and mind are telling you, you are literally walking the pathway to a miserable, regret-filled life. So what do we recommend? Make sure that you take every single piece of career advice with a grain of salt. If your parents want you to be a doctor, smile, nod, and then realize what YOUR opinion is on it at another time.
It’s Never Too Late!
One of the other ways that many people find their unhappiness is through giving up on what actually makes them happy. All too often many of us find ourselves “comfortable” with where we are and therefore are blind to the reality that is we hate what we do. What we encourage is for people to realize it is never too late! Studies show that you will actually have higher self-esteem and happiness if you try and fail at something you want rather than if you never try at all and just regret it. Each and every one of us knows this to be true so stop procrastinating on living a fulfilling life! Seriously question what you do and why you do it, and then you will find true happiness.