Things that can happen when you’re doing what you love

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Dear Friend,

I’ve had such a great experience this past month. So great it didn’t even feel like a month while I was in it. I realised that it was because I was doing what I love. Even in the stressful moments, I knew I would not rather do anything else. This letter is more fun than anything, but it’s worth thinking about. Do you experience any of the things I do? Are you doing what you love?

So here’s what happens to me when I’m doing what I love:

1. I forget what day of the week it is and don’t even mind “working” on the weekend.

2. I want to do it more.

3. I want to learn all there is to know about how to do it better.

4. I almost don’t even care if others think it’s a good choice or not (you know I seek external advice a lot when I’m uncertain).

5. I’m doing what I love, so I love what I do. It’s hard not to be content and satisfied.

6. At the same time, I’m never fully satisfied, which pushes me forward. You’re either going forward or backward. I choose forward.

7. I am able to RELEASE past hurt. Rejection, dismissal, harsh words… the memories of those were weighing on me REALLY HEAVILY. Knowing that I am following the path I love allows me to say a healthy and forgiving and definite goodbye to all of them. I swear I feel 10 lbs lighter.

8. I lose track of time. Hours will pass before I know it. I can spend 10 hours rehearsing and not feel drained (not every day, mind you, but still).

9. At the same time, I find time also slows right down in the best way. When I’m stressed and rushing to do something or go somewhere that doesn’t serve my spirit, it’s like there’s never enough time. When I’m living according to my purpose and passion, it feels like I have all the time in the world and everything gets done.

What things happen to you when you’re doing what you love? I’d love to hear from you! If you’re a wordpress member, share in the comments! If not, feel free to message me wherever you connect with me and I’ll share them in the comments for you.

All my love,
Angel xo

 

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You Might As Well Go For It -or- Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

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Dear Friend,

I wonder, have you ever opted out of something for fear of failure or embarrassment? Have you ever chosen to take no action on something you love/want to try/believe in because you don’t believe it will make a difference? I know I have, several times. I have had a HUGE fear of failure. Mostly because, for me, failure is embarrassing. And I hate to be embarrassed. Being embarrassed means being vulnerable and, at the centre of it all, this is what I hate the most -being vulnerable.

Anyway, I wanted to ask, because if you’re anything like me (at least in this regard) then it’s something you struggle with or are working on. Going for it even through the fear isn’t easy, but what’s the alternative? Playing it safe by doing something you don’t want to do?

You’ve seen the clip floating around of Jim Carrey giving a speech at a graduation ceremony. He talked about how his dad wanted to be Comedian, but played it safe to provide for his family. He ended up being laid off and struggling to find new work. Jim said in his speech his lesson from that was “you can fail at what you DON’T want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love!” (check out the clip here)

That has stuck with me better than anything else when it comes to my fear of failure. I’d thought that if I played it safe, then I wouldn’t be doing what I loved, but at least I’d be able to pay the rent. Haha not so! When you see that failure may come regardless of what you choose to do, it becomes much more obvious what choices to make.

I hope that made sense. But if we reframe our fears of failure and see that we can “fail” at anything, but we can also succeed immensely, then it’s easier to make the choice to do what we love.

Here’s hoping that you go forward and do what you love. Give it your best effort, even through the fear.

All my love,
Angel xo

 

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