….it’s funny how your mind jumps from one thing to another. When news broke of Roger Moore’s death, my mind jumped to Michael Caine’s autobiography.
He and Michael Caine were good friends, and used to dine together as often as they could make time to do it.
If you haven’t read it it’s a great read, but better on audio book, as he narrates it himself.
Anyway, back to the story…
When he was starting out, Michael took some menial jobs like most actors do before they make it. On one of those jobs he found himself working with an older man. As they worked, the conversation came around to the subject of what he wanted to do with his life. Michael said he wanted to be an actor, but was finding it tough.
The man looked at him, thought it over, and told him to go for it and that he was too good for the place they worked in. He told him not to end up like him.
I remember those works waking me up from what I doing. Here I was, stacking shelves for a living and hating every moment of it. Did I want to be doing this for the rest of my life? Was I going to end up an old man, turning others away from the path I’d taken too?
Like Michael, I got serious after hearing those words. I wrote everyday I wasn’t working, making something I was proud of. I might have been a shelf stacker, but I didn’t plan to be there long.
How about you?
Are you too good for where you work?
Now, this isn’t an ego thing, and I don’t want to hear that you’ve ditched your job because of me.
But…are you happy?
If you’re not happy with what you’re doing, then you’re too good for what you’re in.
Find something you love and work toward it, even if it’s only part time until you get up and running.
We only get one shot at this, live it doing something you love.
If procrastination is your problem, you’ll find a great article on how to overcome it here.
PS – Thankfully I’ve knocked procrastination on it’s head or you wouldn’t be able to pick up my Cheap Children’s Work Book course. Yeah, the one here.