Most of us have dreams of living a fulfilling life, but when it comes down to get serious about realising our dream, we lose focus. Why do we stop dreaming and settle into our comfort zone?
If you are like me, you have dedicated your entire life to your family and their well-being. You have been juggling being a mum, work commitments, and household duties. More than likely you feel proud of yourself, but are you truly contributing meaningfully to your life and your overall dreams?
Recently, I was with a group of women talking about the life of women and family commitments. Most of them talked about how their lives revolved around their children, household responsibilities, jobs they hated with inconvenient hours, dragging the children to child care, coming back home to rush dinners and bedtime.
I could relate to that story as I dedicated years of my life to bringing up my children. I saw motherhood and marriage as my primary role, and I gave up on my dreams and things I wanted to achieve.
Many people are feeing this stress, giving too much of this idea of being a good parent, but with an unhappy attitude.
I created a negative influence around my loved ones, passing my discomfort onto those I love because I was feeling unfulfilled.
When my youngest son moved out, I felt a deep sadness, unsettled, and unsure of what meaning my future may hold. I realised I pour my life into my children.
“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.” — Joyce Maynard
When I read this quote, it created an aha moment. I decided to stop my sadness throw me off track. Instead, I use it as a stepping stone to a new, richer phase of my life! It was time to plan and focus on how I wanted my life to be.
Maybe you are at the point where you realised that you can’t afford to waste any more of your time. Perhaps you have reached the point where you feel it is the time to rediscover all the things you set aside while you were raising your children, think back and recollect all those dreams.
I MADE THE COMMITMENT TO CHANGE MY CIRCUMSTANCES AND NEVER LOOK BACK
If you are feeling trapped, you are not alone; I felt that way for a long time. But put yourself in a position to understand that you have options.
Look for something that gives you back that sense of purpose, of meaning and joy. Looking for some options is the least we can do.
One night, while I was about to start my yoga relaxation, a YouTube message came up and caught my attention.
A lady talked about going after our dreams, and to think about the huge sense of satisfaction that comes from following those dreams.
Life is a precious gift. Every day we have an incredible opportunity to live fully, feel joy and satisfaction, laugh, give, share and pour energy into the things that make our heart sing.
So I continue listening to her message. She said she was living an unfulfilling life by doing a job she no longer enjoyed when she found an educational and coaching platform that taught people with, no prior experience, how to take the first steps in building an online business through affiliate marketing and eCommerce.
I knew nothing about affiliate marketing. So I did a lot of research and I found that many businesses around the world offer an affiliate program where they will pay a commission to the affiliate (the person promoting other people’s (or company’s products). It is a booming, fast-growing industry and a simple concept.
The second way, and another very popular industry online, is eCommerce. This is also favourable for people who lack experience with an online business or traditional business because you don’t need all the traditional components in the eCommerce business model.
I got very excited about the possibilities of learning how to build an online business, compared to going into the traditional business where I would have massive startup costs such as rent, inventory, employees, equipment, web development, so on. Plus, I didn’t want to be tied in a location and restricted to the number of people I could serve.
A KEY ASPECT OF HAPPINESS IS HAVING MEANING AND PURPOSE
Start opening your mind to the possibilities, change your thoughts and believe that you are worthy of the good that you desire.
There was a time when I felt that starting a different career path meant that you were a failure, but I woke up to the reality that to keep doing what makes you unhappy is the truest essence of failing.
If you are anything like me and you have reached the line in the sand where you are tired of living an unfulfilled life just to fit into this societal acceptance, even if that means sacrificing your dreams, your own well- being, and the people you love just to please everyone, I want to tell you right now that it doesn’t have to be this way at all.
If you are feeling trapped, putting yourself in a position to understand what your options are is the least that you can do. Some of you may be at the point where you realized you can’t afford to waste any more time.
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