|Originally posted by Ian |
Mine was all health related. My attendance for the last year was 31% and what hurts my auntie who thinks everything is a contest is that I still beat both of her sons in grades. My problem is application, I need something to do that will lend itself to flexibility around my worse days and right now I dunno what that could be. I don't have lofty ambitions to become a millionaire or anything, just to do something that makes me happy. Right now those ambitions are to work with wild animals like lions, polar bears and canadians, to do something within a forest or coastal environment & ecotourism and to do sports journalism.
Hmm, it isn't application because if you had applied you would have done so, problem is motivation. If you had motivated yourself to something then we can start on how your energies are applied and I don't mean mystical fuzzy energy, I mean how you think and physically work at a task.
Thing is, there are those aspects you would think make you happy, but its much the same as being force fed your favourite food, eventually you're going to wake up and come to the realisation you're utterly sick of the same crap, day in and day out. So what you do is think laterally around what makes you happy, then you can start on the path which will take you there even if it is an indirect one. You do your time in the pit with the rest of us working as an accountant I believe you where studying.
Sure, accountancy is terrible, but its no more terrible than having to walk 12km to get fresh water and gathering sufficient firewood for your family every day like some people have to do as a job. Now at this point you're wondering what accountancy does to make you happy?
You work, you get paid and then you go do what makes you happy on your days off.
Like animals and eco-tourism?
Zoos have volunteers and so do most national parks
Like sports and Canadians?
Start a good blog that attracts lots of readers, they're probably the future of journalism to some extent.
Then come Monday, haul yourself off to work like the rest of us and do it over again until come Friday afternoon, secure financially and happy to look forward to something.
The next bit will not be nice to read, but I will write it anyway.
You suffer from lack of motivation because you never had to do anything to get by, the reality of that is once the security of whoever is looking after you goes away, you will wake up destitute and miserable having never achieved anything and so far away from what makes you happy, it may as well be but a dream.