Today's Healthy Reflections
Friday, October 27, 2006
This was in today's email in box - and it makes me ponder if I am doing that which I am truly meant to do. I don't have the answer at all. I am pretty good at my job, everyone tells me so, but do I feel fulfilled at the end of the day? Honestly, no. But I make very good money and as a single mom with no financial support from elsewhere the idea of changing jobs or careers is very daunting. I can't guarantee I will make as much as I do now if I switch jobs/careers. So maybe my job provides the stability that I need in life, pays the bills, but isn't a "career" - it's just a job - and it also helps pay for my "passions" such as traveling and exploring. It also helps pay for my gym membership (no discounts, just the income) so I can be healthy. Anyway - interesting stuff to ponder today.
Believing In Yourself
Limitations can either define us or give us a challenge to outwit. When you look at your abilities, do you see boundaries and limits, or do you see possibilities and potential? Obsessing about weaknesses can blind us to the untapped abilities we already have. You have talent. Everyone does. The secret to success is to find that talent, develop it and push it as far as you can. Grandma Moses might have been a lousy bowler, Einstein probably couldn't sing a lick, Michelangelo could've been unable to speak well in public. So what? They knew what they were good at and rode that pony. Your talent might be right in front of you: where do you get the most compliments? What seems to come easily to you? What do people ask your advice for? Live there. Don't let the rest get in the way.