Many emails I receive start with, “I hate doing X, but…” and go on to explain that the sender wants to figure out how to force themselves to do something they don’t like in order to achieve something else. Here’s the thing: stop doing shit you don’t like. Stop wasting your time and energy. Especially if you work for yourself. Especially if you have the choice not to do that thing you hate. Especially if it doesn’t feel right for your personality or jive with your values. Ditch that networking event. Stop saying yes to every single project that falls into your lap. Decline interviews if you’d rather be in heads-down, work mode. Don’t use that software tool just because others do. Most of us, at some point in our lives, don’t have a choice to stop doing things we don’t like. Rent needs to be paid, food needs to be eaten — and often — it’s more than just ourselves that depend on us. Do what it takes to get yourself out of those situations, to get a point where you do have a choice. That choice is what I’m talking about here — having a choice and picking the wrong one, just because someone else said it was right. At the end of the day, it’s your life and you only have one life to live. You can choose whether that life is going to be filled with things you don’t want to do or things you absolute want to do. I hope you chose the latter.
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