It’s a psychological fact that everything we do is because we want something.
Everything we do connects to our wants.
Then why do we keep doing things we hate?
You keep wearing that uncomfortable sweater your mom bought you, but you loathe it.
You continue to plod along at the job that you scoff.
You continue to take the classes for that degree even though you no longer feel a passion for it.
Over 80% of people don’t enjoy their work, and nearly 75% don’t know their passion.
Why do we stay in the status quo if we feel so miserable about our lives?
What if we all just quit what we hate today, right now? What if you made the snap decision to stop doing what you hate and start using that free time to create something that you genuinely love? Or to spend time discovering what your passion is.
Isaac Morehouse, the founder of Praxis and Crash, wrote a whole book on this topic.
Just stop doing shit that you hate.
Start doing things that you’re good at and things you don’t hate. Eventually, the two will mesh to become something that brings you closer to your passion.
Often we stay in a less than ideal situation to please someone else or meet their standards. You only have one life to live, why are you settling for something that makes you miserable?
How many times have you hesitated to chase a dream or passion because of obligations or fear of change?
I’ve pledged for the rest of my life to do things I love. Why? Because otherwise, I won’t feel fulfilled or know that I’m giving my all to contribute to making other’s lives better.
Back to the question of why we continue to do things we hate. It isn’t because we have too many children. Or not enough time. Or not enough money. It’s because we don’t want to step outside of our comfort zones. We want to keep making excuses that add up in our heads as we convince ourselves of a lie that keeps us in mediocrity.
Doing what we love requires a brutal level of self-honesty and work that not many of us want to commit to. The only way you actually can say you love something is by being willing to go through anything for it, though.
It’s difficult because you’re going off of the path that’s been cleared for you and stretches as far as the eye can see. You’re having to forge your own way, find your own water, hunt for your own food. It’s difficult. But it’s worth it.
So, find some better clothes. Quit your day job you hate. Stop taking those classes that bore you out of your mind.
Break the status quo.
Start doing things you love and watch it change your life.