Ask yourself this question: What interference prohibits me from my pursuit of work I love?
Think about the work you do. Do you love it? Do you think, I could do more to serve others, but _________ (fill in excuse) ? Do you have ideas about how to solve problems but aren’t taking action? What is holding you back from pursuing work you love?
We all have dreams about doing something we love. May of us figure the time for that will come when we retire. We think, I’ll just stick it out for about 30 years. Then I can retire and do what I love. We have dreams that we don’t pursue because we have to work. What is a dream of yours that you want to pursue but have put off?
Back to my original question: What interference prohibits your pursuit of work you love? We all have interference in our lives. How we handle it determines what we will accomplish. Two types of interference prevent us from pursuing work we love: external interference and internal interference.
Some examples of interference include:
- J-O-B that is nothing more than a paycheck and takes up your time
- Daily chores of life
- Negative people who tell you to be realistic
- Negative thoughts/self-talk
- Perceived lack of skills and knowledge
- Lack of time
- Fear of failure
We all have external and internal interference. We need to identify what’s getting in the way and figure out how to work with what we have in order to move forward despite interference.
Here are six steps to begin moving past the interference in your life so you can pursue work you love:
- Look inside yourself to identify what your unique gifts are. If you are having trouble identifying your gifts, ask those closest to you what they think you do well.
- Fill your cup daily with positive content (books, podcasts, blogs, etc.)
- Write down your goals
- Post those goals where you will see them daily
- Write out your daily schedule
- Take the biggest step you can and keep moving forward
You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
– Zig Ziglar
We all can pursue work we love. We just have to recognize the interference and move past it. We start by understanding our unique gifts and using positive content to foster positive thinking. Then, we set goals and plan our time. Finally, we take action.
Do you want to pursue change? Are you ready to get started? I would love to work with you. I offer a 48 Days to the Work You Love coaching package that is 6 weeks long and will lead you to work you love.