Dec. 8, 2020

Knowing What You Do NOT Want to Do...

...is just as important as knowing what you DO want to do, in your life.

I was recently listening to a Brene' Brown interview on a Podcast, with Tim Ferriss. In this interview, she shared about telling her highly-academically-motivated daughter when she was contemplating college, that "If you know what you want to be, we're not paying for it."

As she explained further; it was based on some of the outcomes of the more than 10 years of research of people that "got on the escalator of just following the money, or the parental desires, etc." People that did what they felt they were "supposed to do", rather than taking the time to KNOW what they wanted to do; and in their late 20s-early 30s, having no idea of the endless opportunities out there .

This really resonated with me - my parents wanted me to go to college so bad. In 8th Grade, when you setup your High School schedule, THEY filled out my class preferences, as if I was college-bound.

Freshman year, I battled through Latin (nearly failing). Finally, when it came time to pick out the Sophomore schedule, they listened. I did more Business/Secretarial classes. Other than Vocational School, I think those were the only 2 choices; and Vocational School was a bit frowned upon, back then - it seemed to symbolize burn-outs, less-intelligent, etc - at least it seemed so, in my parent's eyes.

I KNOW it's different; but even though I battled my parents - I still tried to make them as happy as I could. Talk about conflict!!!

I am only now, quickly approaching 60 - 😲😲😲, within the last 10 years-ish, FINALLY figuring out what I want to be in my life. I am a writer/Blogger/bit of a philosopher/very deep pool.

I encourage you, whatever your age, to keep seeking your life-purpose. True, I work in retail - that gives me the ability to do what I want, in my free-time. I don't know what the future holds - if this year taught us all anything, it's that; but I will keep doing what I can, when I can.

Very few actually find that "lightning in a bottle" - like the person that had never really thought about acting, but by being at the right place in the right time, becomes the next box-office sensation.

Most people work very hard for years, doing what they can, when they can, and go to bed every night praying for that "miracle"; but the next day, at the end of the day, when it doesn't happen, they continue on their path anyway.

Have a good day, and be safe...  #2020seeclearly beamererin.com beamererin@yahoo.com #JusTSpInnIngPlaTes