Neil and I work so hard but sometimes we are embarrassed by how much we enjoy ourselves during our working day. But I know it isn’t like this for most people who are stuck in jobs they hate just dreaming of breaking free from this mediocre life.
How many of you reading this see your job as a prison to escape from, feeling as though you’re chained to your desk or your machine, like a lorry driver I was hearing about the other day, all dreaming about one day breaking free.
Every morning he has to drag himself from his bed, about 4am in the morning, so he tries not to wake his wife who he will see again for maybe an hour before bedtime arrives later that evening. He shuffles to the bathroom and opens the medicine cabinet to take the medication he needs to keep his stress and headaches away.
The reflection from the bathroom mirror is of a man he hardly recognises. Tired eyes, grey flecks appearing in his hair and a taut face reflecting a hard unexciting life.
He doesn’t want to go to work. He doesn’t want to dutifully fulfil every little, insignificant obligation he has today. He is fed up of going through the motions and not getting anywhere doing a job that brings him no joy or excitement. He feels stuck and breaking free is all he can think about.
Yet he has a passion. He loves music and musical instruments. So why does he just take his lorry out on roads to nowhere instead of doing something with this passion of his. Breaking free would be a possibility for him if he put his efforts into seeing how his passions could be used to build a new career outlet.
I remember back to when working online for me was something I did of the evening and weekends, while my daytimes were spent doing my daily job which kept a roof over my families head and food on the table. This was my driving force after my nightmares of 2007. But I was empowered by my dreams, and of the life and career I wanted. I was appreciative of what I had, and thankful that I could still have the opportunity of building my online business and one day breaking free.
If I had spent time cursing the job I was doing, and hating every morning waking to go to a job I disliked this would of robbed me of my energy and putting me in a debilitating frame of mind that would have reflected through everything I did. I’m sure my family life would have been negatively affected as would have my efforts in building the new business.
While there was a huge gap between where I wanted be go and where I was now, I realised that my efforts were all it would take to bridge the gap. The power of this belief is certainly dependent on believing in this new thing you are doing and of course in your own ability, when they are right then breaking free is what you can do.
You have to be patient. When you’re working towards creating your dream business, because i assure you it doesn’t happen overnight. You don’t reap the benefits of your efforts instantaneously. I can’t say it was easy to be doing a full time job while also working on building a new business, but as i stuck with it the efforts paid off and eventually, 18 months later, I was able to close down my old business and focus 100% on the new one.
What would you have to do if you were to once and for all be breaking free from a life that gives you no fulfilment?