Is This Why People Struggle With Finding Fulfilling Work
I know this subject may not be terribly cool to talk about but in order to bring it out of the dark we must shed our light on the topic.
Do you tell yourself there are so many excuses as to why you can’t make a living with your passion as apposed to why you can? Let me mention why I ask the question…
While reading last night I came across this amazing passage in Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth that I believe beautifully illustrates what happens with so many of us when we find ourselves not fulfilled in our work:
“I have also met many others who may be technically good at what they do but who’s ego constantly sabotages their work. Only part of their attention is on themselves. Their ego demands personal recognition and wastes energy in resentment if it doesn’t get enough – and it’s never enough. “Is someone else getting more recognition than me?” Or their main focus of attention is profit or power and their work is no more than a means to that end.
When work is no more than a means to an end, it cannot be of high quality. When obstacles or difficulties arise in their work, when things don’t go according to expectation, when other people or circumstances are not helpful or cooperative, instead of immediately becoming one with the new situation and responding to the requirements of the present moment, they react against the situation and so separate themselves from it. There is a “me” that feels personally offended or resentful, and a huge amount of energy is burned up in useless protest or anger, energy that could be used for solving the situation if it were not being misused by the ego. What is more, this “anti”-energy creates new obstacles & new opposition. Many people are truly their own worst enemy.
Cooperation is alien to the ego, except when there is a secondary motive.”
Is Your Work Fulfilling
- Do you feel you’re living your purpose through your work or is what you do currently fulfilling and why?
- How did you find it?
- How do you know it is what you’re meant to do?
- When did you know?
- Did you over come the excuse of the current economy and kick out the crutch?
- Why & How? Ok this is really 2 questions 🙂
If you have answers to these questions, I for one would love to hear them. There are so many people that are searching for these answers right. I have a few answers however I’m asking for your input.