I have always thought I was happy with my life in general, but I have always struggled with being happy with my job. This year I decided I would actually set goals for myself and am going after them with a passion. My passion is writing and teaching and I have been teaching lessons at church for a good while now, but not writing. When I am writing regularly though I feel more alive and in tune with where I am supposed to be than any other time. Due to this I have made writing my primary goal and started my own blog http://jason-mcm.blogspot.com/ where I can begin doing what I can to change me and not just hope things get better.
Seeing that there are communities of people that get together to actively improve their lives in a multitude of ways encourages me to do the same. I have to say though, if it were not for people like Dan Miller and Napoleon Hill I think I would still be under the spell of society that tells me I shouldn't expect much unless I just happen to get lucky. I want to be able to love my work and feel like I am contributing and so this is how I begin, I have set goals for myself, I have created an Idea Journal,( where I write down all my ideas so I don't forget them) and I have just started writing in my blog.
I always loved the quote by the Stoic Philosopher Epictetus
"If you wish to be a writer, write."
How simple and yet profound!