How many times do you listen to a friend or relative talk about how much she dislikes something or wants to make a change but she doesn’t want to disappoint her family? It’s understandable that people don’t want to upset their parents or their kids or their spouse, but it’s disappointing that people are so willing to disappoint themselves in order to keep everyone else happy. Many experts agree that the key to a happy life is making sure that you are living for you first; because if you are living for you, you are happy. When you are happy, it’s easier to make your loved ones happy.
If you don’t like something in your life, change it. You are in no way obligated to anything that you are or have in life. You might be able to find an excuse, such as needing the money or not being able to find another job in this market, but if you hate yours this much, quit. Make a change. If you are not happy with the direction your life is going, change directions.
Do What You Love
Sit down with a pen and paper and make a list of the things you love in order. Now read that list. What you love the most is what you need to be doing and if you aren’t doing it, then you need to find a way to do it. The only way to be truly happy in life is to spend it doing what you love. You’ve heard the saying, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life,” and it’s completely true.
When you spend so much time trying to read between the lines and wondering if what someone said to you means something else entirely, you will miss out on the joys of life. Most of the time, what someone says to you is exactly what they mean.