The Dangers of Being Careless About Your Purpose

Being Careless About Your Purpose

Being Careless About Your Purpose

THE DANGERS OF BEING CARELESS ABOUT YOUR PURPOSE

Article by Alycia Wicker
Photo Credit: Dasha & Mari
Magazine: Issue #21

When I was a child, my dad always told me to find something that I love to do and I will never work a day in my life. It’s timeless advice that we all hear, but find it really hard to absorb.

Often times, we find ourselves hustling for the next dollar, the next client, the next high. All without looking at how we’re getting our hustle on.

Being in business for yourself and building your empire can often times make you think you’re stuck on this hamster wheel. Constantly in motion and not sure that you’re making progress to your goals because your "life" got in the way.

It wasn’t until years later that I was able to piece together what I love to do with where my career started. As a kid I used to do two things all the time. Build Lego dream houses and teach my dolls things from my second hand teacher’s manual that we had picked up as a thrift store.

Instead of becoming a teacher, I became an interior designer. Years later, I discovered I loved sharing my knowledge with fellow interior designers. Which led me to where I am today.

I wouldn’t have discovered what I truly loved to do if I wasn’t willing to let go of the degree and certifications I had earned. I wouldn’t be here if I let my fear of doing something I’d never trained to do get in my way. I wouldn’t have connected with other awesome people if I had stayed on a path that I thought I wanted all those years ago.

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Getting to this point took me admitting that what I was doing wasn’t aligned with who I was. Admitting that I wanted more out of life and hitting the pause button on my life to reflect on what I did want out of it. Then choosing to make a career for myself that did allow me to do what I love to do so I never feel like I’m working a day in my life. That’s a type of bliss you never want to miss out on.

If you don’t wake up every day and energized to make the world a better place why don’t you take some time for yourself. Take stock of what you’ve chosen for yourself and your life. See where things just aren’t jiving and kick that stuff to the curb you don’t need or want.

It’s that type of freeing experience that will get you on the path to the life you really want to be leading.

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