Working for money and the hope money will buy you happiness never works. But if work has meaning for you and allows a more enjoyable and fulfilling journey, then you’ll find happiness in every moment.
Working to the grind is only healthy when you have goals, passions, and values behind it. But at the time I had no idea that was a thing. I didn’t know my identity, what my values were, or what I was passionate about. I just worked so I didn’t have to think about them.
Before, I thought my stress, overwhelm, low self-esteem, lack of energy, and emotional roller coasters were due to my job as a business owner. I was tired. I was tired of working long hours and knew there had to be more to life than this. So I organized a successful exit.
It turned out that the first step was actually taking a step back and evaluating my life.
Changing habits and creating your ideal life starts by taking a step back and deciding what is important to you and what you value inside and outside of your business and life. Change, no matter its form, takes work and is a process. It’s not a straight line of progress, and there is no instant magic formula that works.
Numbness can creep in when you don’t make time for your own life and happiness, which was exactly what happened to me. I was living life and working for superficial reasons. When instead, I should have been working towards values and living a life I would find meaning in.
Happiness is not defined by what we own, but by what we value and experience.
Finding Your Ideal Life
You can’t have your ideal life if you don’t take the time to step back and answer what it is that you want. Once you can see and feel what you want in your life, you can look at where you are right now, and start taking action to move forward.
As you start to progress down the path towards your ideal life and ideal business, you’ll begin to see how your entire identity is not tied up in the business or materialistic items.
Having an idea of what your ideal life looks like can help you set a vision to align your business with that life. You can turn your attention to work with a newfound passion and purpose and transform it so you can start authentically living the way you envision.
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