Have you chosen your life or has life chosen you?
I recently had the opportunity to hear world renowned author, Richard Bolles, who wrote what I think is the greatest book on job hunting, “What Color Is Your Parachute.” During his talk, Mr. Bolles said that we need to choose our life’s work.
In today’s economy many people are having to settle for whatever job they can find just to put food on the table. My mother says, “You do what you have to do to take care of your family.” Although that is true and sometimes necessary, it begs the question, how long will I allow myself to stay where I have to settle? How long will I allow life to choose me instead of choosing the life I want.
You may ask, “How do I choose the life I want?” Well, what are you good at? What makes your heart sing? Most of us do not take the time to assess what it is that would give us our greatest joy.
You must find a way to do what you are really good at and love to do. This will give you the confidence you need to pursue your life’s work.
Don’t let life choose you, choose the life you want and pursue it with passion!