The best way to predict the future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln
My journey to self-improvement started two years ago when I went through what I consider to be my rock bottom. I realized very quickly that I had only two options:
1) Let the situation control my life.
2) Take control of the situation and change my life.
I chose the second option. Since then I’ve been on a continuous journey of self-love. If you’ve been on the same journey, chances are you’ve watched the same motivational content I have. If that’s the case, you’ve definitely been introduced to the idea that fulfillment comes from doing what you love.
What Do You Love to Do?
Ive had such a hard time coming up with an answer to this question that I’d given up hope. The answer comes from extreme amounts of “meditation.” You have to spend loads amount of time diving into your own mind and develop the awareness to recognize how you’re feeling at any given moment.
This awareness brings the change that most people on this journey not only want to see, but need to see. Being able to recognize changes to your mood, motivation, and health will be your guide on your road to finding what it is you love to do.
How Do You Know When You’re On the Right Track?
With two years of experience working on myself, I’ve finally started to realize what it is I love to do. I need a yard stick to measure the list of things I’ve done these past few years that ended poorly.
I can’t stress how important it is to remain diligent on your journey, as you’re guaranteed to run into the same wall. Most of what you try will end in abandonment. However, everything you try will leave you with a lesson. You may not understand or even recognize this lesson in the moment, but these lessons will play a vital part in your overall journey. You may even find that what you’ve tried in the past connects directly with what you love to do.
These past few weeks I’ve become obsessed with finance. Most people, and I’m guilty of it too, get obsessed with watching Breaking Bad on Netflix or Marvel movies. I believe this productive obsession is a sign I’m on the right track to doing what I love. I’m willing to sacrifice TV to read economic articles, music to listen to The Investors Podcast, and sleep to get one more hour every night of study. There was a time in my life you couldn’t have paid me enough to sacrifice sleep or music. I’m going to leave you with this:
What are you willing to sacrifice to reach your true potential?