Happiness

Hate your job? Hate your boss? Hate your colleagues? Hate your work? Feel stuck, trapped, unable to fulfil your potential? 

Can I ask why?

I don’t just want a glib answer here either. I want a real good reason why you aren’t doing what you want to be doing, or at least moving toward it.   Do some soul searching on this one. Find me a reason. Find yourself a reason. People keep telling me they’re not happy with their lot. That they know that they could do better if they were just given the opportunity, but I ask you – Where is that opportunity coming from? What do you need to see to know it’s an opportunity?

If you don’t know what an opportunity looks like, you’re not likely to see it. You need to spend some time figuring out what it is you DO want, rather than just bemoan the facts of life as they stand at the moment.

Even given the direction and vision you need to achieve though, it can sometimes be hard to correlate where you are now to where you want to be, and this can rightly cause some internal challenges. I’ve worked on jobs where there’s been far too much driving involved in the past, and one thing I hate is sitting on the motorway too regularly. I do remember getting very frustrated and very uptight with this, until I reminded myself of this one, simple fact.

“I’m doing what I’m doing because I want to do it.”

A colleague once told me ‘Winners are the people who do the things that losers won’t’, and he was absolutely right! Be default, that means that sometimes, as winners, we need to do things we don’t like doing. The light is at the end of the tunnel though, and if we keep on going, we will reach it.

‘The secret of happiness is not doing what one likes. It is liking what one does.’ – J M Barrie.

PS – Comment if you like, ask questions if you like. I can see I’m getting people reading, but without feedback it’s a little awkward to find out if people like it or not.

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About me.

A professional speaker focused on helping people get more out of their day; for themselves and their companies.
I help people get things done by helping them realise that all the knowledge in the world will do absolutely NOTHING for them - if they don’t use it.
I want to change the world, and getting the right people in the right place is only the start. In todays world it is so, so easy to get pulled into doing all the wrong things. I help people figure out what the right and wrong things are and make sure their energies are focused in the right place.
Feel free to comment, or you can contact me by emailing markbell AT mbsprogress DOT com

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