Stop Thinking About It & Start To Do What You Love!
By: Bailey Holtz
Here at Pure-Ecommerce, we think it’s simple – you should “do what you love and love what you do”! We understand this may be easier said than done. However, in order to do what you love you must take risks and be ready to work hard, right?!?! What’s the fun in doing everything that is easy. Or doing what makes sense. Why always to what others are telling you to do. It’s time to do what you want to do!
Are you someone who is languishing in a job you find unfulfilling, or worse, dreadful? Are you toiling away at the nine-to-fives? Have you been feeling that you are making a difference in anyone’s life? Do you always choose the safe route, while letting the exciting version of your life pass you by?
Well, it’s time to stop and really think about what you want to do! It’s not wrong to live your life in any of those ways. But it’s not right, either. Why? Because you aren’t using your full potential. You are operating at 60% of your amazing-ness, and the other 40% is just going to waste.
If doing what you love isn’t appealing enough already. If you need some extra motivation to get on the train to happy-town, read on to learn about five big-picture reasons to do what you love!
One of the hallmarks of starting your own e-commerce business is having a high measure of independence. Doing what you love probably means going somewhat rogue. It probably means freeing yourself from the systems that you’ve been a part of your entire career and forging your own path. You won’t have a boss to please. You won’t have co-workers to pretend to like. That sounds like a great reason to do what you love. Don’t you agree?
However, we understand if you can’t just up and quit your day job. That’s why we’ve written a post on how to start an online business while keeping your 9-5 job, check it out for helpful tips. Even if you need to keep your current job when starting your e-commerce business it is important to remember you are still working towards great independence for your future!
Sense of Fulfillment
We all want to be fulfilled. It should be our topmost goal in life. Not only because it is inherently valuable, but also because it increases our life expectancy. Research conducted by physician Robert Butler as early as the mid-1950s has shown that people with a sense of purpose in life tend to live longer than those who simply go with the flow. That means more years to spend with our loved ones, and more years to enjoy the pleasures that life affords us.
A sense of fulfillment in life can only be achieved when we are doing what we want in our lives. A feeling of fulfillment comes from striving toward and achievement of goals. If you can look back on your life and say that you spent most of your time doing things – or at least working towards—things you enjoyed, you can consider yourself fulfilled. Life is long. Life is about the big picture, not the little picture. Think about how you want to feel about your life when you look back on it. Now go out, and do what you need to do so you can enjoy that feeling.
More Time With Loved Ones
Doing what we love makes space in our lives for other things we love. Think about it: when you are working your nine-to-five, there are tons of other things that job entails, that make you crazy. The timely commute. The uncomfortable businesswear. Missing family events. The list goes on and on…
When you free yourself from the career that confines you, you will be able to open yourself up to many other pleasures. And chief among them is more time with loved ones. Spending time with our family and friends is one of the most important things you can do. According to WebMD, spending time with family improves mental health, enhances happiness, and betters our physical health, too. Doing what you love professionally opens up time in your schedule to do what you love in your spare time, too.
Passion for Success
We understand everyone wants to feel a sense of success in their lives. That is why you should do what you love because you will be more passionate about it which will lead to a sense of success! At Pure-Ecommerce we believe you’ll do WAY better when you’re doing something you’re passionate about rather than staying in a job you hate.
Think about other facets of your life. When we have to complete a task we don’t enjoy, we often do a shoddy job of it. We just don’t care enough to really apply ourselves. Forbes reports that over 95% of Americans are currently in jobs they aren’t optimally suited for. And a report from Deloitte has said that 80% of workers don’t like their jobs.
Just imagine the sheer amount of potential that is evaporating here. Not only does this mean that 80% of all jobs aren’t being done as well as they could be, but it also means 80% of workers are not reaching their full potential.
When you choose to pursue starting your own internet business you truly love, you will enjoy the exhilarating feeling of being your own boss and in control of your future. This will make you work even harder, which will increase your chance for success. Plus, make you feel really good…it’s a virtuous cycle.
Lots of Fun
We save this reason for last, even though we like it the most. Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you don’t get to have fun anymore. We know you have responsibilities, errands to run, and bills to pay. But unless you get to infuse your life with a little bit of fun, all those tasks you have to complete will feel much more difficult and draining than they have to.
According to Thrive Global, fun is critical for our moods, and our physical well-being. It’s what helps us get through tough days and it’s what keeps us sane. Levity and laughter are what stand between us and perpetual gloom.
Life can be hard. We’re not disputing that. But when you do what you love, you are bringing waves of fun and joy into your life that will buffet you against the storms that threaten to shipwreck us.
In short, doing what you love might be the single most important decision you make in your life. It brings with it all sorts of other delights and pleasure, like time with loved ones and a greater sense of fulfillment. So take the leap: Build your custom business or ready-to-go business with Pure-Ecommerce today. It’s a choice that just might change your life and put you on the path to do what you love!
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