This is the third in a series of four posts describing how I went from a desk job I hated to living and writing in Northern Spain. Check out the first two posts here:
All three posts come from the upcoming second eWorkshop entitled: I’ll Get Around to It Someday
“What a different story people would have to tell if they would adopt a definite purpose and stand by that purpose until it had time to become an all-consuming purpose.”
– Napoleon Hill, Laws of Success
For three and a half years, I thought that this was exactly what I wanted (you notice, however, that my real dream was hidden at the end of that purpose meaning the first part really was just a means, not the end).
Then in early 2006, a colleague of mine confessed that she was hating working for herself and had a plan to give it all up. I realized that I too wasn’t happy with my current career path either, but I had my dream and I couldn’t imagine achieving it any other way.
On the one hand business was good. I was getting more and more media recognition but on the other hand I was dragging myself to appointments and resented all the sales and marketing work I had to do to get it.
Then at the end of May 2006, the colleague who was giving it all up hired me to help her organize her condo to know what to sell, give away or ship to England. After one session, she asked me what I would rather be doing if I weren’t organizing.
At first I refused to say then finally admitted “I want to be living in France and writing. She asked me why I was bothering with the middle step if that’s what I really wanted and I couldn’t come up with a single reason. In fact, to do anything else but follow my dream would negate everything I’d ever taught my clients about procrastination and somedays.
So, within three weeks my house was sold, I’d announced to the world what I was doing and within three months, I was on a plane to France.
- Is your current purpose in life the means or the end? If it’s the means, can you cut it out and jump straight to the end?
P.S. Are you living for today or for someday? Find out with the Someday My Ship Will Come In eWorkshop – free for a short time.