I've been reading an interesting book in preparation for my next exciting endeavor and I've found that I can apply the same principles to my own life. It might be because the book just makes an obscenely amount of sense, or it could be my writer's brain attempting to create something more exciting from a mundane "How to" book. (Actually, it's an interesting "How to" kind of read)
Either way, it's human nature to constantly attempt to validate our actions. We need a reason to do what we do, the promise of accomplishment for some long anticipated goal if only we take the proper steps. If we get that raise at work, we will be content. If we find true love, we will finally be happy. If we win the lottery, all of our problems will disappear. (I'd like to give that one a whirl!) If we write a book, we'll sell it, make millions, quit our day jobs, and write books for a living.
(Go big or go home!)
Seriously though, sometimes our goals aren't realistic; not in the context of how we think we need to accomplish them. There are times when we need to re-evaluate the things we want.
NO!! I don't mean to give anyone the false impression I think you should give up on your goals and dreams...that's just a brand new kind of crazy! What I'm trying to get across is, sometimes we need to revisit, regroup, and possibly change things up a bit, choose another course of action to obtain what we want. The goal doesn't have to change, but perhaps the way we are pursuing it does. Maybe we're going about it the wrong way. As you know, there are more ways than one to skin a cat.
Everyone wants something; love, success, notoriety, happiness. The list goes on and on. I've never met anyone who is perfectly content with what they have. It's human nature to always want more, or at least something different than what we already have. But, there's very little point in being miserable while you're trying to accomplish your goals and dreams. If you are, it's a terrible waste of something very valuable and irreplaceable called LIFE.
If you're getting nowhere in the pursuit of your "happiness", whatever it may be, it's time to reconsider you plan of attack. It may take some serious thought, and you may end up feeling frustrated and ready to yank out your own hair (or maybe someone else's!) but, give it some time and you'll figure it out. There may be a few different ways to get to your destination so don't lose hope. I've found from my own experiences that all dirt roads lead somewhere.
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