“If it (whatever it may be) isn’t inspiring you, what is the purpose of your investment in it?”
This is the question that we should all ask ourselves on a regular basis. It is very easy to fall into the trap of what we think we should do compared to what we would prefer to do.
Reasons Why We Fail to Look at What Inspires Us
1. A change appears to require too much effort.
2. We are worried about what people might think
4. The gravity pull is too great.
5. We are in survival mode.
Too often, do we not settle for what we have rather than evaluating whether we are really happy? The “co-dependence distortion” can tell us that any change may not matter or we fear that a change to something more inspiring is not something we deserve or can even consider.
Evaluate Whether You are Inspired
Here’s three questions you can use to evaluate whether what you are doing is inspiring and meaningful:
– do you feel excited about it everyday, does it captivate you?
– do you feel your activity enhances your enjoyment of other critical relationships?
– Are you lagging or contributing?
You’re the one that has to live with the experience. Why not make it something that inspires you. (Photo by Brian Dick)