If We All Followed Our Bliss How Would Anything Get Done?

Follow your bliss.  Such a wonderful sounding philosophy.

It’s also a trap.  When we don’t always feel blissful about something we’ve chosen to do we don’t question the concept. We start feeling like failures.  We start comparing ourselves to others we think are doing it “right”.

Here’s the thing. Bliss is a moment.

When the children learn some new skill we would have missed had we chosen a career.

When we receive a promotion on the next rung of the corporate ladder.

When we advise a business to try something new and it works better than expected.

The rest of the time?  It’s just work.  That’s how we accomplish what we want.  On really good days we get a moment of bliss.

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