What You Think About You Bring About
Do you think you about living a mediocre life or do you crave a life you’re passionate about?
Because what you spend your time thinking about is where you’ll get results. What you think about is what you bring about.
Most people don’t set out to live a mediocre life, but your actions and what you focus on every day tell a different story.
Think about when you were fresh out of college or just entering the workforce. You were probably filled with excitement about what was possible. You were going to pursue your field of study, find a job you loved, make a ton of money, and do good things in the world.
Now consider where you are today. How is that different from where you thought you’d be?
You didn’t start your career journey with thoughts of mediocrity. You didn't think about just collecting a paycheck until you retire or going to work every day at a job you hate.
Chances are that wasn’t the dream you had for yourself.
If you’re not living a life that brings you joy, what thoughts and actions along the way led you to the place you are now? When did you lose the dream you had for yourself? At what point did you decide to settle for mediocrity?
Most people chose the comfort of a steady paycheck over the uncertainty of pursuing their dreams.
In 2015 I decided to leave my corporate job. It wasn’t easy to walk away from a steady paycheck and a successful career, but I no longer felt it aligned with my purpose.
I was ready to change my thoughts and beliefs about what I thought was possible. I was ready to pursue a possibility instead of settling for mediocrity.
I made the choice to go after what I loved, to spend my time doing what I enjoyed. I was determined to not settle for anything less. I had to get clear on what I wanted. I had to align my thoughts and believe it was possible.
What do you think about when you think about your career? Do feel excitement and joy? Do you feel fulfilled? If not, why is that ok with you and what would your younger self think about the choices you made?
If thinking about where you are now in your career brings you a bit of anxiety, don’t worry you’re not alone. In fact, the majority of Americans hate their job.
Most people feel unhappy every day. It has become the new normal.
Why is there so much dissatisfaction? If I were to guess I’d say it’s because most people don’t believe they can really have what they want. They tell themselves it’s not possible. It would be foolish to risk the safety of their comfort zone so they settle for mediocrity.
What they think about comes about.
If you want to change your thoughts and make a choice to find your passion and a career that brings you joy, you have to start with getting clear on what it is you really want. A change in jobs can offer a change of scenery, which can be good. But if you’re just changing the scenery without really knowing what it is you want, you’re wasting your time.
You can decide you’re unhappy in a job and find a new job. Then a year later decide you’re not happy in that job, so you find another. You can job hop all you want. But there's one thing all those jobs have in common - YOU.
You take you to every job you have. Until you know what it is you want, you’ll never find it.
It’s ok to get your degree in one thing and then decide you want something completely different. It’s ok to have a midlife career crisis and quit your job. It’s ok to walk away from a job that pays you a big salary but makes you miserable. It’s ok to work for a company for 20 years and then leave. All these things are ok. It’s your thoughts about them that make them not ok. You decide what’s acceptable.
You can create the life you want. You just have to get clear on what that is for you and focus your thoughts on achieving that result. Your thoughts will then inspire your action and eventually what you think about you bring about.
The decision is yours - to create the kind of life you want, to decide you’re worth focusing on.
But I understand that choosing to step out of your comfort zone isn’t easy.
It’s not supposed to be.
Doing something different requires taking courageous actions, but it can lead to an infinite number of possibilities.
Your mind is a powerful tool and when you focus on wanting more...deserving more...being more, you get more.
Make the choice to create the kind of life you want to live and start focusing on living it daily.
Choose more, choose happiness, choose joy, and choose purpose.
Will it be easy? No.
Will it be worth it? Absolutely!
If you need more clarity on your path forward, let's chat.