WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT TO DO TO BE HAPPY?
Everyone has a gift. Whether it's your ability to lead, to organize, your voice, your determination, your compassion, your ability to teach other people. Most of us don’t recognize this gift. Why? Because we're in careers or jobs where we're successful so we sort of let the career takes us down the road without thinking, “If I wasn't doing this, what would I want to do?"
What is it you really want to do? You make a living doing that, but most people aren't sure they're content. They’ve peeked over the wall to see the benefits of doing what they really want to do.
If you're already satisfied with what you do, that's great. But studies show most people aren't. Take the military for instance. Most members of the military, except for the officer corps, are enlisted because it was the last and only thing on the list of jobs that were available to them given their skills, education, and so forth. No one with a high SAT score coming out of high school signs up to be a grunt in the army. They go on to college and hopefully fall in love with something they find fascinating and want to achieve success doing. Unless your goal is to become a covert operative in an organization that seeks to rid the world of nefarious people, nobody wants a job shooting people.
So while you may be working now, think about what it is you'd really like to do. Think about it with your eyes open to all possibilities. Don't disregard over the road truck driving because you think it may be beneath you to do it. If you like to travel, to drive, and make a decent income, then do it. It's better than sitting at a desk pushing paper or cold calling potential clients. There are so many opportunities out there that many people don't know about. They may not want to relocate which is foolish particularly in this economy. Being close to your relatives is an airline ticket away. You may have to move, for the sake of your own personal happiness. Don't be tied down to geographic obligations. Live where you want to live, not where your family wants you to.
Think about this. Think about a complete change in your life that would bring you financial benefits and personal happiness. After all, if you're not happy, nobody around you is either.