I didn’t go to college because I had to, I went because I wanted to.
I didn’t quit my job because I wanted to, I quit because I had to.
I didn’t go to therapy because I had to, I went because I needed to.
Can you imagine, how many people are tormented by regret with the things they’ve done, but didn’t want to do? Whether it be your family or significant other, you’ve lived entirely for them. Many years later, you’re seeking a career change, because you’ve “suddenly” realized that working in your current field was never your choice, but their decision.
“I didn’t want to work in Corporate America, but it’s what my family wanted.” I’m sure you were happy to make good money, but sadly, your money didn’t make you happy. “I didn’t want to go to Med School, but it’s what my parents wanted.” You may be a well-established Physician, but all you ever wanted, was to establish your own business. “I didn’t want to get married, but it’s what my significant other wanted.” I’m pretty confident that you love your spouse, but you just don’t love the idea of being married.
One has to wonder, “How do you recoup all the time lost and years spent being who they wanted, but not who you needed to be? No matter what I was told to do, or who I was expected to become, everything that’ve I’ve done, was done for me! It might not be the most glamorous, but I’m happily living MY life.
When was the last time you did something for yourself?
Until next time my NOTE takers!