Lots of people want it: a dream job, flexible schedule, high income, energizing work, big network, freedom.
But do they really want it?
I’ve had a rash of coaching sessions recently with folks who want it.
They want to create meaningful work. Build something great. Gain more freedom. Love what they do.
But they aren’t showing they want it by going after it.
I’ve been on both sides. When I really wanted to do more meaningful work in 2005 I quit my job, rented a Penske truck, and moved to figure it out. Guess what? I figured it out.
But when I felt like I wanted to write a book about my experience in 2008 I didn’t write the book…at least for 7 years. Why not? Because I didn’t really want it.
The sign of really wanting something is that you go and do something about it. Here’s the best part: it doesn’t even have to be the best thing or the right thing. Just do something.
Oh, and sacrifice is usually involved, whether it’s sacrificing time, enjoyment, comfort, peace, stability, predictability, structure, or hobbies. Sacrifice and happiness are joined at the hip.
So what do you want, and what are you willing to do to get it?
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