How Do You Know When Something Is Right?
Do you know that moment when things just feel right - whether’s it’s a job, a friend, or a lover?
A lot of the time we try to justify things in our head. We interpret things to be the way we want them to be… to go the way we want them to go. Sometimes our head gets clouded by our heart, triggered by our emotions.
And every once in a blue moon, things just feel right - so damn right - that you wonder how it happens and if it could happen again over and over as if you’re trying to find the formula for it.
1. You have no doubt.
Doubt occurs, more or less, on almost a constant basis. Very rarely you have no doubt - no doubt at all - in what you do.
When you’ve found something that’s right for you, you have absolutely no doubt. You’re instantly and continuously in the flow. You move forward without hesitation and questions. You don’t need an affirmation from another person to assure you that what you’ve got going is right. You just know it.
Following your heart becomes easy. In fact, it becomes a natural process for you. Your eyes light up when you talk about that object. You smile when you think about it.
Whenever you’re free, that’s what you want to do. You feel sure, confident, and secure like never before. You’re not scared because there’s no doubt and fear that make you wonder ‘what if’ because there’s no ‘what if’.
2. You are completely yourself and you feel happy.
There are several things we have to put up with in life - be it subjects we hate, colleagues we don’t get along with, or tasks we don’t enjoy doing.
But when you’ve found something that’s right for you, there’s no need to compromise. You enjoy every bit of it. The difficult tasks become a fun challenge.
You’re completely who you are, doing what you do, and you just feel happy. You feel content. It’s happiness from the inside out, not outside in. You feel like you’ve found your purpose in life. Your life now has a meaning. You feel rich - from within.
3. You become more focused.
Being focused is hard. We all have a tendency to say ‘yes’ rather than ‘no’. But when you’ve found something that’s right for you, nothing else matters. That right thing has become your main focus without questions. Your heart says yes. Your mind says yes. Your body says yes.
You have never been happier saying no to other tempting distractions before because you know you have found the right one and you don’t want to waste time focusing on other things.
You wake up thinking about that thing when you wake up. You can easily get into the zone without trying. You can read up on such topic for hours without feeling like it’s hard work. Focus becomes easier because you have found what’s right for you. Your intellect and emotion become in sync. Regardless of road bumps, life has never been more fulfilling.
4. You look forward to every day.
Waking up to work every morning, hitting the snooze button over and over can be daunting - typing away in front of the screen, putting up with small talks while making yourself a cup of tea. When you’ve found something that’s right for you, there’s no question that you look forward to going to bed simply because you look forward to fast forwarding time to when you wake up and simply starting another exciting day. You feel excited. Your life is filled with euphoria.
You live life with your arms wide open and look forward to what life’s going to throw at you. You feel like you can’t live your life any other way.
Even struggles seem alright, because you know no matter what, you will find a way out because you simply love every day of your life and everything is going to be okay.
5. You feel inspired.
When you’ve found something that’s right for you, you want to be better without force. You get this instant internal drive and motivation to become a better person, to do better work, and to achieve greater things. You feel inspired.
You start seeing the world in a slightly different way. You start to be more curious and discover more things. You want to learn more and feel like you can’t get enough of this world.
It’s because you’ve found something that’s right for you that has opened the door to your heart to the world filled with inspiration and beauty.
You’re now restored with reasonable hope that injects you with a hint of creativity. Inspiration is a wonderful thing. And when you’re constantly inspired, life never feels the same again.
Just like what Steve Jobs said…
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”
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