Too often what I want to be doing in terms of my “life’s work” aka what I would get paid to do to support a lifestyle that involves mostly food and shelter—and all the nice frilly bits that makes living the sweeter—I am given looks of confusion, disbelief, and even small scoffs disguised as laughter.
“There’s no money in it” as an example. Maybe I won’t make your idea of a fortune, but I know I will be successful if I’m doing what I want to be doing, it brings joy to my heart, and I’m in flow.
“It’s going to be hard work.” Hmm. Well, doing something for a living that isn’t what I want to be doing is just plain hard… as well as draining. It doesn’t bring meaning to my life, and feels like serious, laborious work. So this idea of it going to be hard work, sure, it’ll take some energy to get where I want to be going, but it will be an easy hard because it will be where I want to be and my deepest self will know it. And c’mon. When you’re in the flow, there’s a certain shift that takes place where the pieces start to fall and make sense and create a sense of ease… not a sense of hard. You dig?
Besty’s little FB wall post inspired some of the above thoughts, I leave you with it here:
“I advise you to stop sharing your dreams with people who try to hold you back, even if they’re your parents. Because, if you’re the kind of person who senses there’s something out there for you beyond whatever it is you’re expected to do—if you want to be EXTRA-ordinary—you will not get there by hanging around a bunch of people who tell you you’re not extraordinary. Instead, you will probably become as ordinary as they expect you to be.” ― Kelly Cutrone