Why Am I In This Job?

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself, why we pick and choose the jobs we go to every day? is it passion? is it that we truly deep down inside believe in them? or in the purpose they serve?

Guess not! We pick and choose the jobs we do every day because that is what was available for us when we graduated from college with a GPA of 2 out of 5. Or because our parents had a vision for us to be dentists or surgeons or engineers, you name it. Or because of the company name and the prestige it adds to our CV, and the pride it adds to the conversations we have when meeting new people and we make sure we get the opportunity of mentioning that we work for X company, just to prove something!

But what is it we want to prove? is it that we did the right choice? or that it was the best choice we could have made at that point in time?

Well this is what I want you to do, because this is what I did, stop and ask yourself, if I have one chance in life, is this what I want to be doing for the next 30 to 40 years? and wait, not for the answer, but for the feeling that this question will give you, because this feeling is your red flag to a whole new dimension of life.

Okay, wait a minute, I know by now you’ll be like this is all a philosophy and its easier said than done, but hey… it still can be done! I’m not telling you to quit your job and just go travel the world until you’re all broke and most probably will end up looking for the same job you had before, because it’s the safest option for you to make the money you need.

I’m just saying, give more time to your true- self and true interests because that is what will bring joy into your life. Read more, take cooking classes, photography classes, yoga classes, whatever bring as little as 10% more joy in your day to day life.

I’ve read a saying once, that we spend more time planning our vacations than actually planning our life and if that says something, it says that we spend our everyday lives planning an escape to recharge our battery in order to be able to keep up with the stress of living.

So sit back, enjoy life, spend more time with your loved ones and do more of what brings you more happiness and joy, because by the end of the day that is exactly what life is all about!

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Peace & Love,

Sara Abiqwa



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