Pursue your own dreams, your own passions. Find what you love and spend your time on that. It might match up with your career or it might be something you do outside of work, but make sure that you make time for it. For Jay Bylsma it was debating, and for his son Dan, it was hockey. For you it might be drawing, playing an instrument, running, painting, or writing. At the end of the day, doing more of those things is what will make you happy and successful.
What are the things that you think are beautiful, that you think you’re good at, that you like? There’s other stuff you stink at and cause you a lot of stress. I just try to do more of the first and less of the second. – Bob Goff
Game Plan: Do more of the first and less of the second. Are there things in your life that cause you unnecessary stress, that you feel like you should do but don’t make you happy? If you can, try to get rid of them and focus your attention on what you do like to do. We all have responsibilities and jobs to do, but if you are spending a lot of time and stressing yourself out over something that you don’t need to be, cut it out. Spend at least 5 minutes today doing a hobby or activity that you enjoy.
Quote source: Jay Bylsma, So You Want to Play in the NHL