A recent Gallup poll showed that only 30% of the workforce in the U.S. like their job – ‘like’ defined as being ‘engaged’ and ‘enthusiastic.’ So that means 70% weren’t engaged – ie. not enjoying their jobs.
And how long do we all spend working?
In our latest book ‘F**k It – Do What You Love’ (which is still selling like hot cakes – about 100 hot cakes a day actually!) – we looked at the ‘Yes, but…’s that people had when we suggested they could do what they love (eg. ‘Yes, but what about my responsibilities?’).
And FEAR, in one form or another, is a huge ‘Yes, but…’ for most of us. Fear of failure, fear of losing what we have, fear of the unknown, etc. And it’s one of the main reasons 70% of stay in jobs they don’t like.
I talk a lot about fear in the book.
But I’m going to pass you to someone you all know who talks more about fear and its effect on your ability to do what you love…
It’s a great video and this is part of what he says:
“Now fear is going to be a player in your life, and you get to decide how much. You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts, worrying about the pathway to the future, but all there will ever be is what’s happening here, and the decisions we make in this moment, which are based in either love or fear.”
What to do about such fear? Well, in our next blog post, we’ll share with you a short film that will inspire your socks off and reduces the key to getting over this fear to just 4 words.