Don’t think you can take any more Mondays?
You know the feeling all too well.
It’s Monday morning. Your alarm goes off. You think to yourself, “FUCK! Not again.” You have this same feeling every single Monday, yet you do it over and over again. It seems as if Monday is going to be the worst day of your life, for the rest of your life.
Maybe it would be bearable if the pain, frustration, and angst only lasted one day. But it continues. It bleeds into Tuesday, drags on through Wednesday, trickles into Thursday, and leaves you completely drained by Friday.
Friday comes. After lunch you’re basically useless because all you’re thinking about is what you’re going to do once you’re off of work. You get off of work and the minute you leave the building you let go.
YES. Friday is here. The weekend has begun. The next two and a half days are going to be great!
And they are great. You get to relax, spend time with friends, and enjoy yourself. But the moments are fleeting.
*fast forward to Sunday night*
You start thinking about work on Monday. You dread it. You hate it. Your job. The fact that you have to go. That cursed day.
If you’re lucky, you snap out of it and decide that you’re going to work on building your dream. You realize that you deserve to be happy, fulfilled, and engaged seven days per week. I want to help you do that.
If you hate your job and hate Mondays, do this:
Here’s how to take back your Mondays, and take back your life.
Start your side project – (it gives you energy to make it through the work week) – I currently have a job. I’m a project manager at a web design company. I don’t hate it, but it’s not exactly my life’s calling. When I’m not at work I do my real work. I write. I wrote a book in my spare time, outside of work. I don’t have to hit the snooze button on Mondays because I’m ready to wake up early and work on my dreams. For most of you, it isn’t feasible to quit your job this instant and start a business. Use your job to provide you with an income. Use your side project to provide you with a future.
Decide – You have to decide if your life holds any value. You have to decide against throwing in the white towel. Decide you’re going to find a way out. Many people have done the opposite. They’ve made the decision to do nothing. Succumbing to your circumstances is a decision just as much as doing something to change it. Until you make a decision to have you’re stuck. Unfortunately many of us remain stuck for our entire lives. Don’t let this happen to you.
Don’t be insane – Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. If you plan on working at a job you hate for the rest of your life – you are by definition, insane! Do you really want to spend every Monday morning with a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach? For the sake of your mental stability, find a way to transition out of a job you hate.
Peer into the looking glass – You’re fifty years old. You’ve been working at a job you hate or dislike for decades. You now realize how much time you’ve wasted. You’re stuck and you’re f***ed. The stress and worry makes you sick. You have a heart attack and die early. With Regrets. The end. It’s difficult to look at the larger picture, but it’s necessary if you want to live the life you were meant for. Every time you fear change, remember what lies ahead of you if you fail to take action.
Delete these limiting beliefs – “Work is supposed to suck.” “It’s comforting to know that other people hate their jobs too. We can bond over complaining about it.” “At least I have job security (you don’t – see: 2008-09).” These are the things people say to themselves to feel better about a bad situation. Pretending you’re “grateful,” for having a crappy job doesn’t change the fact that you’re wasting your life. Shrugging off my words as elitist won’t change that fact either.
Most people fight the Monday fight and lose. Even if you do “alright,” you lose.
Sure you made a decent living. But you sacrificed one third of your life. You spent another third of it asleep. The remaining third was spent doing things that were fun, but served no higher purpose.
If you don’t build a life around your purpose you will regret it. You may not see it now. You may not see it ten years from now. But you will see it in the waning moments of your life.
When you live a purposeful life. A life where you’re stretching to reach your goals. Monday is just as good as any other day. The week circulates and gives you life like the blood cells in your body.
For now your mission is to kill your job.
If you hate your job, murder it.
You need an accomplice. Your accomplice is the dream you have for a better life.
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