I have always been guilty of polarized thinking. I am usually too absolute and extreme in my logic which leads to a great reduction in perceived possibilities. Those things that are left then after some mental sorting can sometimes then seem daunting. For example, if I am considering a job, but really have my heart on starting a business, I may come to the conclusion that if I work full time, I won’t be able to build the business. This leaves me in a position where I think I either need to sacrifice my dream or go through a tough financial period until I get the business up and running. In reality, having the job will give me more capital to get the business running faster and will force me to use my time more wisely as I do it which will undoubtedly pay dividends in running the business.
So, why do I say all of this? Many people are now unemployed or are in jobs that they no longer have a passion for. Some ask themselves on a daily basis – How is the world a better place because I am selling vacuum cleaners? How am I making a difference crunching numbers at a desk all day? Possibilities abound anywhere you turn and it is never necessary to limit them. Regardless of where you are at in your life’s journey, don’t make the same mistake that I occasionally do and pin yourself into a corner. We may not be able to attain our dreams tomorrow, but if we are always making measurable progress toward a specific goal, we will eventually get there. It will not be the quickest path, but on the journey we will learn and be aware of so much more than we could have if we rushed through it.
Just a thought . . .