The reason I turned my back on a very well paid job to start from scratch, working for myself, was misery.
The misery of my commute.
The misery of monotony.
The misery of being under-valued.
The misery of going to bed with anxiety every night, and waking up with dread every morning.
So why stay in the rat race when the rats aren't happy?
That's what I asked myself.
What was going to make me happier? And how could I feel more fulfilled?
I spent time alone, and wrote the answers to these questions, in detail.
The notebook I filled brought me to what I am doing now.
Working on something I love. And working with people who love what they do, too.
But most importantly.
Waking up nearly every morning and wanting to do what I have to do.
I think more people need to be more selfish - Fix their own masks first.
Is it too much to ask to want to enjoy every day?
I don't think so.
But it's something you've got to work at - You can't simply wait for your life to turn out the way you want it to.
You must decide if the effort required to get there is less painful than staying in your current situation.
If it is, then you'll do the work.