By Eric Charles, MA., PhD-c
“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”~ Henry David Thoreau”
1. You are often jealous of others
If you have a tendency to look at others with envy it may be time to make a change. Harold Coffin said, “Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” Instead of spending your time comparing yourself to someone else, spend time working on making your own circumstances better. We are most unhappy when we feel powerless in making change happen. It is important to remember that only you can transform your life into a life that makes you proud.
2. You haven’t found your passion
What are you passionate about? What do you live for? Some people live their entire lives without discovering a purpose that ignites their enthusiasm. If you haven’t found it, it’s not too late. Maybe you know what it is, but can’t seem to make time for it. Keep in mind that knowing what you are passionate about is just the first step. The second and sometimes more difficult step is integration. Don’t wait for passion to fuel your inspiration. Take action and your inspiration will follow.
3. You only live for weekends and vacations
Weekends and vacations are great. But, weekends are brief and vacations can be seldom. What about all the other days? The beauty of knowing what you are passionate about and putting in the work to exercise it is that you always have something to look forward to especially on the toughest days. Maybe it is time for you to do some introspection and explore what you are passionate about. It is helpful to take notes or make a list. Or, maybe you know what you are passionate about, but haven’t been making time for it. If that is the case then let me be the one to remind you that no one is stopping you, but you. No more excuses. It’s time for change.
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