“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.” Hardy D. Jackson
Oh what good guidance this is, but how many of us actually live this way…leading with our hearts?
How true this is in regard to relationships and jobs. According to Jackson, we should abandon ship when we’re no longer ‘feelin it’. I think this is a fair statement, especially in relationships. I’m a big proponent for not stringing people along. It’s not fair to either party to be in something when your heart isn’t in it. Prolonging the pain just makes it more painful.
I’m sure there is a statistic for this, but I would assume that the majority of people are not being true to themselves in their jobs. How many of you love what you do for work? Can you honestly say that everyday you go to work and ‘your heart is in it.’ Those who can say yes to this are blessed and I invite you to comment on how to achieve that. Most of us, are governed by our heads rather than our hearts when it comes to our careers. This seems logical and practical, but then again when it comes to something you do for 7.5 hours (excluding commuting time) per day, at least 5 days a week, so basically most of your life, don’t you think we’d want our hearts to play a bigger role?
I know it all sounds rather idealistic, but if I don’t strive for idealism then I may as well not get up in the morning.
One way to reconcile this is with something one of my favorite people told me: she said, if you can’t do a job that you absolutely love, then find something you can love about the job you have.
With that said, I’m ecstatic that I have a snow day off from work tomorrow 🙂