We all know in our hearts what the right decisions to make are, and we have to always be careful about the things that we act upon because we never know when we are helping to make our own memories or someone else’s memories. Do the right thing, even if it isn’t always the simplest thing to do, remember there is no substitute for doing the right things.
Are you doing something that makes you happy?
A simple question. A tough answer. Are you doing something that makes you happy?
My first instinct: No! How can one ever make a living out of something that makes her/him happy? That’s not possible.
But this isn’t true. I am doing something that makes me happy. Okay, to be fair, I am not making a living out of it yet. Not yet.
So everyone always tells you to do something that makes you happy and apparently I am doing just that. I am working on something that makes me happy. And not just that it inspires me, it fulfills me, it challenges me. But:
Is it easy? No.
Did I have to face my fears? Yes.
Did I have to go against everyone’s opinion? Yes.
Am I sacrificing something at the moment in order to be happy? Yes.
Is it worth doing it? YES YES YES
Forget about life being easy, or perfect for that matter. It isn’t. And I don’t want it to. I mean what would I tell my grandchildren one day? Maybe those words should just be crossed out. Perfect and easy. Don’t exist anymore.
You should do something that makes you happy. And that doesn’t have to mean that you should quit your job just now and go off traveling without money on your bank account. No. But maybe you should start exploring what actually makes you happy. And if you figured that out, do more of it. For instance, when I started university, there were a lot of parties involved. And even if they didn’t involve alcohol, they involved late nights. The day after was usually spent in bed. Doing nothing. Then I started blogging (here‘s my ever first post that a wrote). And I realized how much fun I was having. How happy I was. How I didn’t have time for lazy days. So I quit partying. Not completely, bust mostly. And of course, I had to sacrifice something and allow other feelings to come in. For instance good times with my friends and allowing the feeling of missing out to sneak in. But you know, if you are doing something that makes you happy, others will see that do! And they will understand and they will support you. Because that’s what friends do.
And even now working for Clement, there are certain things I need to sacrifice, but the thing is, it doesn’t feel like a sacrifice at all. And I think that is exactly what shows you that you were doing the right thing. When what you sacrifice doesn’t feel like that at all.
FIND OUT WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY – NO MATTER WHAT IT MIGHT BE.
AND THEN DO MORE OF IT.
EVEN THOUGH IT MIGHT INVOLVE A LITTLE SACRIFICE.