Myths about work that you MUST stop believing

Ok. If you’re going to run a successful lightworker business and live a life you love, you’ve got to be different from most of the other people on the planet. You know why? Because most people believe that you can’t love your job.

How many people do you know that count down the days until Friday and dread the end of the weekend because they have to go to work? How many people do you know who hate their boss? How many people do you know who wish they could be doing something else with their time but they are afraid to actually DO it?

Most people have such a warped view of what it means to be employed that it’s hard not to have some of it rub off on you. So you’ve got to ask yourself if you believe any of these myths — even just a little bit. Because if you do believe them, you may be subconsciously sabotaging your efforts to build the lightworker business of your dreams.

Here are some common myths about work that lightworkers must root out if they are in any way coloring your thinking.

Work must be hard. Really? What is this fascination people have with working longer and harder than everyone else? Personally, I don’t think we’re meant to work too hard. When you work extremely hard, you lose effectiveness after a certain point. You become tired and burned out and less inspired. How can that be what the Universe intends? If this is a myth that you believe, try reading the 4-Hour Workweek.

You’ve got to pay your dues. Now I’ll admit that I’ve bought into this one at times in my life, and I still struggle with it. In fact, I found myself saying it to a friend the other day. I have to check myself. This is a belief that won’t necessarily hurt you, but I don’t think it helps you either. I ask myself, did Kim Kardashian pay her dues? (Does anyone even know what she really does?) If anything, buying into this myth will simply prolong the period before your success. It shows that you believe that success will take a long time when it could very well show up tomorrow.

If it was meant to be fun, it wouldn’t be work. I’ve noticed that older people often think this one. It’s the belief that grownups get jobs and give up on fun. Fun is for kids. I don’t buy that. I won’t buy that.

Work must be something practical. What does that mean exactly? I know someone who wanted to write fiction, but she decided to pursue a career in journalism because it was more practical. But she hated journalism. So she built a life based on something she hated because writing is writing, right? Wrong. She had to undo the damage to get back on the right track of her life. (Not surprisingly, once she built her career around what she didn’t want to do, she found herself also making other choices that she didn’t really want to do. Don’t make this mistake. Why do I know so much about this person, you ask? Because she’s me. But don’t fret; thankfully, I’m currently in recovery.)

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