What do I want to be when I grow up?

“That is the way to learn the mostthat when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.”  ~ Albert Einstein

What we often desire can so often be merely a conditioned response to media, religion, and education.  Think of a child watching a TV commercial for a super terrific new toy.  They want it immediately.  It is presented in such a way that they feel that if they don’t get it it will cause them to suffer.  We may not want to admit it, but we are susceptible to the media, peer pressure, and other societal ideas of what we must be to be acceptable.  We don’t want to embarrass ourselves!  What do we truly desire and how do we find it?  Sometimes we just don’t know what we want to do.  In fact, I think most people don’t know what they want to do.  Often we end up in jobs that are unfulfilling just to collect a paycheck.  Often these jobs are not only unfulfilling, they are tedius and we dread getting up in the morning.


Don’t let anyone tell you what to do!

We know that our emotions and our thoughts determine our life, so just imagine what these kinds of negative feelings about your job are bringing you!  In order to change our lives and our jobs we must first change our thinking.  We must start to tell ourselves that we love our jobs.  We must start to imagine ourselves having fun at work.  That may seem like a pretty big stretch right now for some of you, but to continue to see and feel negativity will just invite more of the same and slow down our transition into a new and fun career.

You may be surprised, after a short time of visualizing having fun, to find that your job is more bearable, that new people are starting to work with you and they’re fun.  You may be given different tasks that make you happier.  Your energy will attract a better environment and better people to work with and for.  Don’t be surprised when you start to actually enjoy yourself!  And all of this positive input by you will lead you to a job that you truly love.

But, you say, I still don’t know what I want to do.  Continue to imagine your perfect end result.  See yourself happy to get up in the morning and go to work.  See yourself talking with people about your wonderful new job and telling them how much you love it.  If you want to be self employed, but still don’t know in what type of field, then see yourself working at home, see yourself going for a walk in the middle of the day to take a break, or imagine getting checks in the mail from your clients.  See yourself waking up and making coffee in your kitchen before staring your at home work day.  See yourself telling people about your new, successful endeavor.  The universe will send you the answers and the opportunities.


Here’s the important thing.  Think about what you love to do.   Do you love to bake pies?  Do it.  Do you love to work with your hands?  Do it.  Just start doing things that you love to do and the universe will find ways to send you more of what you love and then it will send you a profession that you love.  These things don’t have to be things you want to do for a living, just things you love to do.

If you are doing what you love and time is flying by then the universe will send you more things that you love to do to occupy your time!  If you don’t know what you love start trying things you’ve always thought you might like.  If you find that you don’t like it, keep looking.  The universe will respond to your search and send you something you love to do.


The universe knows the best life for you.  Be OPEN to change and be OPEN to being the real you, not the consumer driven, media representation, or conditioned response to your upbringing that you may think you should be.  The most important thing you can give up is your need for the approval of others.  There is no room for shoulds in your life.  There is only room for joy.  So says the universe!

Real, authentic affirmations:

I am happiest when I am experiencing the real me.

The universe sends me messages and ideas to enhance my joy.

I live life to the fullest, doing what I love and loving what I do.

I know my power and the secret of the universe.  I live my perfect life.

My path is clear to me.  The universe has unfolded my beautiful destiny and I am happy to live my divine purpose.

I am a unique and valuable member of this amazing world!


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