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“In the last few years, I have often done what made sense logically and pragmatically. But in the past, I mostly just followed my impulses and things that excited me. What would it look like to go back to doing things that excited me? What would it look like to follow my heart, and build a heart-based business? Would it offer more fulfillment, even if the money weren’t there?”
I posed this thought to a friend, who honestly admitted she didn’t have an answer. Which is okay.
We were talking about the fact that, if you aren’t logic-minded, whether male or female, entrepreneurship can be a tough slog. And yet…
What if we were leaving the best opportunities on the table because we weren’t following our hearts?
What if our hearts would lead us more rapidly towards our goals, while offering greater fulfillment in the process?
What if our hearts led us to bigger, more rewarding ideas than our logical minds ever could?
What if we could have fun on our journey towards achieving our goals, instead of showing up out of duty and obligation? What if the journey didn’t need to be a grind?
“I do it because I have always done it” seems sensible, and yet is completely illogical when it’s robbing your vitality and joy. Is the hustle really building your business? Or is it just making you tired?
While in reflection, another question that came to me was, “what if there was nothing to prove?”
If there was nothing to prove, maybe you would stop wearing your long hours like a badge of honor. Maybe you would stop virtue signaling and bragging about your barely-there freelancing revenue.
Maybe I wouldn’t try to be so perfect. Maybe I would collaborate and delegate more. Maybe I would take a day off when I needed it. Maybe I would pursue what excited me in the moment without worrying about the consequences.
If happiness is the goal, then following your impulses and what excites you is the right move. Pursuing money somehow always produces the opposite result.
Following your heart brings joy into your life, and as result, all other things tend to follow.Following your heart brings joy into your life, and as result, all other things tend to follow. Click To Tweet
Maybe your heart knows what’s up.
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