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Bad News For People Who Pursue A Good Paying Job: You May Have Been Wasting Your Life

Bad News For People Who Pursue A Good Paying Job: You May Have Been Wasting Your Life

Are you having a good paying job? If the answer is yes, nice! Does the job make you feel happy and completely satisfied? I hope the answer is yes too. If not, why are you wasting your life on this but aren’t’ doing things that make you happy? Oliver Emberton shared his view with us on Quora and here it is:

A successful life is not made of easy, clean cut choices. It looks like this…

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    Sadly, far too many look like this:

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      Now I know this sounds obvious, but consider. Have you ever seen a guy desperately enamoured with a girl, but he can’t bear to talk to her? Or someone who wants to get fit, but they won’t step in a gym? How about someone who wants better career options but stays exactly where they are? You always need to be closing the gap.

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      Stop making big decisions and focus on closing the gap with where you want to be.

      Stop making this a big scary decision and start taking lots of continuous small steps. Take something you love doing – or if you’re not sure what that is, something you’d like to try. And move towards it now.

      In your case, you don’t have to choose between a well-paid job you don’t like and the unknown. You have countless other options:

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      1. Start up a small business in your evenings.
      2. Ask your boss what you could do for them to get promoted.
      3. Teach yourself a new skill that interests you.
      4. Write a blog or a book.

      Some steps will lead to greater things. Others will be dead ends. But as long as you sit feeling paralysed, I can assure you nothing will change at all.

        Do not, and I shall repeat for emphasis, do not defer this until a “better time”. If you make a habit of that, you’ll wake up one idle Monday and wonder how you let your whole life fly away.

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        Why It’s Never Too Late To Redefine Yourself

        Why It’s Never Too Late To Redefine Yourself

        The ability to reinvent and redefine yourself is a bold, daring and purposeful choice. It doesn’t just happen. You have to make a conscious, intentional choice and then follow through.

        If the thought of forging a new path, changing habits, thought patterns and your inner circle of friends scares you – you’re not alone. Change can be a very scary thing. It takes courage, fortitude and a bit of faith to decide to shed your old self and don a new persona. However, it is one of the most critical processes one must repeatedly endure in the pursuit of destiny. Change unlocks new levels of potential.

        The Need for Change

        Everyday when we wake up, we make a decision. We decide to follow our routine or we decide to go off script and shake things up a bit. For those who are creatures of habit, routine is comfortable, easy and produces very little stress. The problem with this is, after a while you stop growing.

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        We all reinvent ourselves at some point in our lives. It is absolutely necessary to achieve certain levels of success.

        Reflect back on who you were as a teenager and then who you were at 25. Those are two very different people. Most of us are completely different. Your thought patterns changed, your appearance, job, level of education and even your friends– changed. We like to refer to this as “growing up” or maturing and consider it to be one of life’s natural progressions. However the changes you made were purposeful and deliberate.

        This process must be a lifelong and continuous cycle. You are never too old to refresh yourself.

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          Signs It’s Time to Redefine

          “Just as established products and brands need updating to stay alive and vibrant, you periodically need to refresh or reinvent yourself.”– Mireille Guiliano

          So how do you know when it’s time for a system upgrade? There are signs along the way that alert you that it is time for an overhaul. The first sign is the feeling of being stuck. If you feel like you are in a rut, you’re bored with life or you need some newness and excitement, a self reinvention may be in order. Re-evaluate your life vision and your goals. Is that vision still valid and are your goals consistent with your vision and–are they achievable? If you are off course, it’s time for a change. If you are not moving forward and making progress, it’s time for a change.

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          In life, there’s no such thing as neutrality–you’re either moving forward or you are moving backward. Time constantly moves forward and if you are standing still, you are actually losing ground. No matter your age or stage in life– there is always room for improvement.

          “You’re never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” ~C. S. Lewis

          The second sign that you are due for a change is the occurrence of major life events in which change is forced upon you. Getting married, starting a new job, being promoted, ending a relationship, becoming a parenting or relocating are all prime opportunities to completely overhaul your life.

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          When these major shifts occur in your life–you have to shift with them. You can’t have a single mentality and have a successful marriage. You can’t remain selfish and irresponsible, and raise a healthy, well-adjusted child. You can’t be promoted to a supervisory position and keep the same subordinate attitude. Each level of success requires something different from you.

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            Consider, for a moment, Arnold Schwarzenegger. People may have different opinions about his character and some of his life choices, but he is a master at reinventing himself. He achieved the ultimate success as a professional body builder by earning the title “Mr. Universe” three times. He then earned a tremendous amount of fame and fortune in the entertainment industry making action/adventure films. And in his latest role, he served two terms as the Governor of California. He succeeded as a professional body builder, a film star and a politician. Each role required massive amounts of change, commitment, strength and hard work.

            And if Arnold can do it…so can you!

            Featured photo credit: BK via flickr.com

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