Most people settle for something stable. Something that will pay the bills consistently. It starts out as something exciting. The bank account gets hit every month with that paycheck and for the first time in their life they have money. Over time though, it becomes a grind. The looking forward to every weekend and dreading every Monday type of grind. Were we really meant to live life in this type of grind?
I don't know about you but the type of grind I envision is one that I'm passionate about. Where I'm working on ideas and work that I love. Something that gets the juices flowing every damn day. That's the type of grind I'm after.
So, how do we get there? What's the right path?
First of all, there is no "right path". You just have to start walking in a general direction. The good news is you can get a pretty good idea about what direction to start walking.
Here's 3 questions to ask yourself to find a good starting place:
1. What are your skills?
What skills do you possess right now? Anything from being a good communicator, organizing people or events to something specific like graphic design or coding. Whatever they are, list them out.
2. What activities do you get lost in?
When have you experienced timelessness, clarity, intrinsic motivation, and clarity. in the midst of specific activities. It can be anything from specific conversations, to physical activity, music, art, building, writing, etc. Just put a label on it.
3. What are you passionate about?
What are the issues that get you going? Anything from adventure and exploring nature, finances, engines, sports, to spirituality, minimalism, or quality clothes. Whatever they are, list them out.
Now, you may have some answers that overlap multiple questions. If so, that's great! The goal is to combine at least one or more of your skills to questions 2 and 3. If you can figure out a way to combine your skills to both that's even better.
This is the starting place. This will get you started. As you go, the path will become more clear. The hard part is to just start walking even though the path isn't as clear as you'd like.
Do the mental work, answer the questions, and start freaking walking.
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