Enjoy what you do.
Do what you enjoy in life, if you can not do that then make what you do enjoyable. In general we all have to do something in life so why not make it something you enjoy. Anything you enjoy doing gives you pleasure and you have the feeling that you are accomplishing something. There is an old Chinese saying,
” Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Whenever you start on a plan of action for a goal in life make it enjoyable, if it is not enjoyable the chances are you will not stick to it. Very often, people come up with a plan but never stick to it for long. For example, one day you are positive and totally committed when you decide to go jogging every day to keep fit. But after one or two months, if it can last that long, you ditch your jogging routine.
So why is it often the case that people drop out of their routine for the sake of their health and fitness. If the routine is not enjoyable it can quickly become tedious and boring. Even though you know that you need to carry on for the plan to have its desired effects, that alone is not enough to motivate or encourage you to carry on. You must have self-discipline to commit to it.
You have to have self-discipline for consistency. Consistency is key to success in achieving anything that we plan. But to be consistent isn’t a simple matter if you don’t enjoy what you are doing. It’s hard to rely on discipline alone to do something consistently and which you don’t enjoy doing. However, if you enjoy what you are doing, discipline is secondary. You will enjoy working hard because it will not be work at all.
If you do not enjoy what you are doing then it can put you under a lot of stress and pressure, this would then defeat the object of doing it in the first place. A way to overcome this is to think of the things that you do in your plan will bring you the consequences that you desire. There are those actions, the more of your actions that you engage in, the more pleasurable effect you will enjoy. You will want to do more of them.
Success is a journey it is not the destination, it is up to you to enjoy every step of the journey. Ask yourself what activities you enjoy the most. Create a plan to excel at doing what you most enjoy. Be SMART in your planning. Refuse to continue working in a situation where you are unhappy, you know that a job you don’t enjoy is a waste of time and a waste of life. You have the choice to do what you enjoy, make those choices and live the life you enjoy.