Choose your lifestyle
Whenever I hear the phrase “a piece of the pie” I think to myself, “I don’t want a piece of the pie. I want the whole pie.”
As working women, we often think that we can’t expect to have success as well as passion and happiness in our lives. The messages around us seem to say that it’s impossible, or that we don’t deserve it. Sacrifices must be made! You can’t have your cake and eat it too!
But I know for a fact that this is not true, and I sincerely hope that every woman in the world one day discovers this for herself.
I used to buy into the “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” myth. For years, I worked in a business that I did not love because I thought I had to in order to pay the bills. Going to work felt stressful instead of exciting. I felt lost, like the fire inside had simply been snuffed out.
How many women are in this same boat every day? Feeling unenthusiastic to start the day. Lacking passion for their work, their daily activities. Going through the same motions over and over, knowing that something is missing. Knowing there must be something more out there.
This is what it feels like to lose touch with your passion. The good news is, your passion is always there, waiting for you to rediscover it. To reconnect. The thought of how many of us make it all the way to the end of our lives without reconnecting is tragic. So many people buy into the myth that “you can’t have it all” that they never even try.
But the secret is simple. You can connect back to your authentic self and rediscover the passion and happiness that you were born with. The result of making this connection is true success-both inner and outer.
First of all, take time to listen to your own needs and feelings. You aren’t doing anybody any favours by ignoring your own inner voice! Your inner voice is the source of your true passion, and it can guide you if you learn to listen.
Secondly, find out what your true natural gifts and talents are. When you’re doing what you’re truly good at, things come more naturally. You’re not struggling against the tide, as I used to in my accounting job. Once you know what you’re good at, you can just do that and if feels easy. Effortless. Fun!
So often, we are just getting by in life. But that is not what we’re here for. We are here to live, to appreciate and experience the beauty all around us. And within us.
Maybe that sounds like a hard thing to do. I remember a time when it seemed impossible to me. But there is a way to reconnect with your passion, bringing true success back into your life and discovering the happiness you deserve.
Pie, cake, a fresh summer strawberry kissed with dew-whatever you want. It can be yours!
For more tips on reconnecting with your inner self and discovering your true natural talents, I invite you to sample the first chapter of my book: “Boost Success in All Areas of Your Life” on this link: https://www.stresstosuccess.com.au/free-resources/free-ebook/