The old axiom that life is short is truth at its core. We only have so many days on this Earth and wasting them doing something you don’t love, or worse hate, just isn’t a good use of your time, talent or energy.
Perhaps the biggest challenge for me on a day-to-day basis is having patience. Whether it’s patience with my kids, with the morning commute, or with my work, my motor revs pretty high most days. I dive headfirst into almost everything I do with an intensity that sometimes can inhibit my ability to feel a sense of peace or accomplishment.
Getting up can be hard. We all know folks who have never been able to get past a challenge in their lives. It seems to eat them alive never letting their destructive grip to failure, disappointment or strife go. For them, the mountain is too high and they stop climbing.
What derailed Elvis’ career and why does it matter to you? Simple: creative boredom. Creative boredom and the acceptance of the status quo can also derail your career and sink your happiness.