I have a ton of items on my “To Do” list for life…most of which have been there for a long time. They range from getting in shape to getting a job. While I work at most of them…there is a reason that I’m stuck in place. And the truth is that it is all in my head.
With a rare exception I think that most of us would like to be in better shape. My goal is to wear a pair of size 6 jeans that I bought last year…. certain that I’d be wearing them this fall. I have a long way to go. I walk most days and lift weights a few days a week…but I work at it not on it. And that has everything to do with motivation. I figure as long as I’m doing something it’s better than doing nothing, right?!?
I’ve been unemployed for the most part since April 2009. I worked for a couple of months with a company that was not a good match for me. Every week I applied for positions that I thought that I was suitable for. The truth is though that I like what I do with Simple Steps…and that is where most of my efforts are focused. I’m enjoying what I’m doing…so somewhere there has to be a way to make a living with it right?!?
If you find that you are stuck try these Simple Steps to assess your roadblock:
- Do you know what you really want? If you don’t have a driving passion to accomplish a goal you are not going to do whatever is required to make it happen. Until you find your fire, reserve your effort. Until you find it however, use your time to help others. Sitting around only makes you lazy…it doesn’t get you closer to finding your passion.
- When you realize what your passion is start researching your options. If you want to be a custom baker explore how to turn that into a business. What activities generate income that you would love to pursue? After all at some point you are going to want to quit your day job and pursue your passion fulltime. Also research the market. Who is doing what you want to do? What can you learn from them?
- Have an idea but still not quite sure which route you want to take? Sign up for a class at your local community college or with SCORE. (Senior Counsel of Retired Executives.) Score helps you develop your business plan and provides excellent resources.
Do not beat yourself up because you haven’t found your passion. In fact quit looking for it. When you do, it will find you…and when it does…it feels right!