It’s official. Your career is not important, so you can stop worrying about it. If you don’t like your career or your job, you can leave – today.
If you are reading this at work, you can just pick up your things, walk out and never return…and it won’t matter one bit! You can be polite and hand in your notice or even better, if you have had enough of your boss, FIRE HIM! I would encourage you to tell him exactly why first, (constructive feedback is always important), and then just walk out (unless, of course, he calls security and beats you to it!).
If this sounds an exciting prospect to you, read on, because I have 100% proof that your career is not important.
I recently asked this question on Facebook and received over 130 replies.
Can you take 10 seconds to fill in the blank with one word without being influenced by what others have written. Thanks.
“The truth of the matter is, the most important thing I want out of life is _________ .”
What is the first thing that springs to your mind?
Here are the results that I got:
Other 3% (wisdom, relationships, reality, security, no regrets, live it fully, desires)
NOT A SINGLE PERSON MENTIONED MONEY OR CAREER.
And ask yourself this question. Do you really think anyone, ANYONE, has ever wished on their deathbed that they spent more time at the office?
And yet so many people put their careers before their family, children, partners, friends, health, relationships, happiness and their purpose in life.
Why is this?
Simple – Because we are so busy on the hamster wheel of life that we forget to step off and ask ourselves why we are there in the first place.
We don’t stop, think or question, but blindly follow what everyone else is doing without believing for some reason that they have the answers.
When we were young, we were told what to do, by our parents, peers, teachers, religious leaders, community and society and have blindly accepted what they tell us as truth. As we grow older, we then blindly follow what our friends do or what our managers at work encourage us to do. Be successful, work your way up the career ladder and usually we just blindly follow their advice without thinking, believing they must know better than us because they are older and more experienced about life”.
And then we wonder why life is so difficult, we are stressed or unhappy – (as are most of the people we blindly follow!)
And if you are reading this article becoming angry, thinking that I am being patronising and that you do think, ask yourself this.
How much time in the past week have you sat down, in silence, without a phone, TV, tablet, music etc and spent some time deeply contemplating who you are, what you are and why you are here?
This week? This month? OK, the Last year? Ever….?
The reason I put this message up on Facebook was to get people to think, independently and question what is important in life to them. The results speak for themselves.
You need money to live, to eat and put a roof over your head for you and your family… absolutely you do, and I am not suggesting you give up everything and live a life of poverty – that would also be a result of not thinking! But the most important things in life are your happiness, love, health, purpose, peace of mind and freedom.
If your career is restricting you from achieving any of these things, you have got some serious thinking to do!!!
And please…do not blindly believe what I am telling you, THINK. Ask yourself if what I am saying is true? If it is, then make the appropriate changes in your life. If you think what I am saying is not true, then fine, reject it. But please, teach yourself to think, independently and stop following.