I’ve never been the type of person to do something that I wasn’t passionate about, when I don’t feel excited to wake up in the morning then I know I need to change my path. Recently sitting at my desk, typing away I was hit with the feeling of confinement, I didn’t feel secure in my surrounding. It was almost as if a wave of honesty washed over me and I realized I wasn’t truly happy. I was grateful for what I learned at my internship but I needed to move on, to focus on my upcoming school semester. I also was inspired to find a new internship that gave me experience in the marketing field of fitness.
It’s very important to listen to your intuition, to tap into that connection of knowing what does and doesn’t work for you. When honoring how you feel, you are respecting yourself; You are establishing a deep connection between your heart and mind. A lot of the time we get caught up in the thought patterns of “It’s not that bad”, “At least I have a job”, “Its only for a little”. “I don’t know”. We get tangled in the webs of illusion that we create to justify not listening to our intuition. We form excuses for how we feel, choosing to ignore the presence of our “gut reaction”.
I’m not saying it’s easy to make the decision to change your path, to ultimately choose leave a situation that doesn’t make you excited. But when you choose to respect how you feel, you are truly able to be secure in your life. Security does come from money, health, and relationships, but it only matters when you can say “I AM HAPPY!” Pretty much all of the time we see people get stuck in a rut, they become zombies to the flow of justified comfort.
Remember what it was like to be a child and see your “grown up life” with such excitement. When people asked you, “Why do you want to be the President?” you would reply with a smile, “Because it makes me happy, plus it’s pretty cool!” What happened to that childhood spirit, to the ability to just live by feeling? If you answered, because you had to grow up… what does that really mean? Does it mean that when you grow up you have to lose all sense of passion? To solely live to get by? A majority of us thought of money, we think of growing up as getting a job to make money to do things we like. Ok, fair answer. But what if money was holding you back, what if you are spending your whole life trying to get that security of wealth, that you forget to be happy? I know, I know, it’s also of questions to ask yourself, but we as human beings have forgotten how to live. We have forgotten about the “gut reaction” and what happiness truly feels like when it comes to our careers.
All I want is for you to realize that you need to choose to feel, no one holds you back but yourself. Life goes by pretty damn fast; we can’t waste it trying to justify our happiness. History is a collection of epic stories about people who decided to go against the odds, to follow their intuition. So, explore the unknown and take the path still uncreated. It’s time for you to say, “I AM HAPPY!”