What Keeps You Awake At Night?

Are you ever kept awake at night, due to an endless stream of thoughts and worries? Worried about a test you didn’t study for? Possibly won’t have enough money at the end of the month? What about lack of self actualization?

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Don’t settle for what everyone else is doing.

What is self actualization? It is the realization or fulfillment of one’s talents and potentialities, especially considered as a drive or need present in everyone. Basically, it is figuring out what you were meant to do in life.

A few years ago, I had been with a company 7 years, working a job that was by all accounts a great one. I wasn’t happy though. I was decent enough at it, but never felt driven or inspired by my work.

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Why do something if your heart isn’t in it?

After work, I’d come home, smoke a bowl, and play video games until I either passed out or I got a call from work to remote in on my laptop. I lost a lot of sleep over my situation and most mornings I struggled to decide if I should use a sick day just to get out of work that day. So I left.

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Some things aren’t worth it.

Flash forward to now, I still haven’t quite figured out what I should be doing with my life, but have a better understanding of what kind of work and hobbies I find fulfilling. Sure, it might take me a while to get to where I need to be, but I’m on the path that will get me there.

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How do you feel at the end of the day?

I may not be making as much as I used to or work in an air conditioned office, but I find that at the end of the day I feel better about what I’m doing and I’m getting a heck of a lot more sleep.

 

 

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