How often do we complain about not being able to do what we really want to?

Have you ever been guilty of silently muttering to yourself any of the following:

“This job sucks… if I had more money, I’d quit so I can travel the world and help improve the lives of others!”

“I don’t mind what I do… but it’s definitely not my passion. If I had the freedom to pursue my passion, my life would be 100 times better!”

“I’d love to do more of what truly inspires me, but I just don’t have the time! If I did have more time, I’d create more of what I love doing the most. And I’d be happier for it.”

Sound familiar?

When we stop to think it about it, how often is the solution to our problems “more money,” “more freedom,” and “more time.”

We always assume more free time will equal more productivity but often that isn’t true. I personally tend to get much more done when I’m busy.

When we dig deeper, we find that these aren’t solutions, but excuses that we repeat to ourselves  rooted in fear.

We create a fictional set of conditions that must occur for us to act. We create them because then we can feel better about currently not following through on our desire to make drastic changes in our lives.

Often times, what we actually struggle with is not knowing exactly what it is that we want.

In this world of 24/7 news cycles, deceptive television programs, distracting advertisements, and ever-present social media feeds constantly attracting and diverting our attention in a million different directions, it’s become increasingly difficult for us to simply figure out what we really want in the first place.

That’s why it’s crucial for us to define what we want out of life and how we plan to contribute, as soon as possible, so that we begin building our own dreams and not wasting our time building someone else’s. – Read More –