Oprah says if you’re struggling, you’re going the wrong direction.
Abraham Hicks says we should flow down with the stream and not up against it.
Which means, if it doesn’t make you happy, it’s not what you are supposed to be doing. If you are constantly resisting a thing, a person, an action…couldn’t that very well mean it’s not aligned with you?
Let’s not be too literal or get caught up in details. I realize there are many scenarios. Let’s generalize it. Money, most people think money will solve all their problems. It can solve a lot, but not all.
I want money. I don’t like my job. How can I make money other ways? Googling…how to make money online. Results…A, B, C all the way to Z. Plenty of options.
You dread going to work every day. You say to yourself, there must be something better. How many A through Z’s can bring you enough money to quit your job?
Hustle time. Click on this blog, that hyperlink and so on. You sign up with companies that have good reviews. Yielding a good ROI (return being how legit is the cash flow and time is your investment).
It can go one of two ways. Ok, three ways for me.
First way…after tons of filtering, researching and effort, you find what works. You keep progressing and you actually like what you’re doing. For example – Amazon FBA…people are killing it. They love going out and looking for sales. They save and reinvest. Buy in bulk and don’t mind filling a room (unless you’re using Amazon to store for you). They don’t find constant price checking, selling, shipping, etc. a nuisance. This actually works and people are making a shit load of money.
The second way… sign up to edit, take surveys, freelance or be an online assistant. Hustle, hustle. Money is coming in. BUT, you’re feeling bogged down. Four online jobs have turned into 12 hour days. You’re happier than going to work for someone else but this alternative isn’t as great as you thought it would be. So you start looking AGAIN for other avenues.
Here is the third way…my truth. I’ve done multiple things. Unfortunately, none of it has really brought me much happiness. I find myself resisting a whole lot. I understand success is combined with hard work. Although, why work so hard on something you don’t really want? It’s become quite annoying living with boxes and bubble wrap. Happy customers are great for business...FACT. I find myself saying – are you fucken kidding me (in my head of course)? I’m writing an email sugar-coating how I feel… that it’s common sense and you’re an idiot. I also freelance. Writing I’d say is a lot harder. It’s not as black and white as selling a product. It requires much more detail and thought. You have to constantly bid for writing gigs. How long can I do this for? I’m nearing an end it seems.
I found myself feeling dissatisfied with work. Therefore I looked for a solution with no guarantee of success. Still, I did the work. That’s the only way you’ll truly know if it’s something you enjoy doing. That’s the point right?
I’m on this soul-searching thing. Figuring out what I’m meant to do in this life is a part of it. The truth is I chase money. It can open so many doors to so many things. But chasing it how I have been has left me with that not enough feeling. There’s a contrast between the two. Money isn’t worth much if you’re not aligned with your soul purpose.
After 36 years of living in this human body…I get it now. Why we’re all here. We only get one life. One shot.
Everything that has happened in my life was for my benefit. Growth does not come without struggle. After dipping my feet in so many things, I’ve found my footing. Where I resist the least. Pretty thankful that I didn’t have this realization too late.
The path of the least resistance is the right one. Why? Because you are happy. Doing whatever job it is, with whomever it is, wherever you are…you’re living your one shot the way it was meant to be lived.