“I Could do Anything: if only I knew what it was”
About a month ago I described the book “I Could do Anything: if only I knew what it was” by Barbara Sher. I have always felt lost and unsure about what I should be doing with my life, and it has definitely given me some clarity.
One of the first chapters makes a very good point about how many people feel lost in choosing a career, because their own goals are compared internally to family expectations, as well as a host of other expectations that we create for ourselves growing up. Barbara Sher points out that these combined expectations are often contradictory and impossible to satisfy.
I did not experience any “Eureka” moment, but I can say that I do feel a lot more confident about where I am headed now in my life. It is so refreshing not to be questioning myself day in and day out about why I have not found my passion or goal… what I am “supposed” to be doing. It has always been a huge point of frustration for me, and is nice to feel a little bit calmer about everything- even if my plans do end up changing later on.
Barbara Sher says that taking action – any kind of action – will help propel you in the right direction, because it is a great way of learning what we like/do not like and meeting great contacts.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone like me who feels “stuck” – the title of the book says it all: “I could do anything: if I only I knew what it was.”
February 28, 2010
Today was a truly brilliant day; Canada took the gold in men’s hockey! The whole nation breathed a sigh of relief; we won our game.
Here is a cool hockey montage that my friend Greg’s band I Spell it Nature created with a preview of their upcoming EP. You should check it out!
February 14, 2010
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Hope everyone is having a wonderful Valentine's Day, and spending it with loved ones :)
It is a great day to reach out to people and be thankful for the friendship and love that they have brought into your life.
This song puts me in such a good mood…
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