It is said that Benjamin Franklin made decisions by taking a piece of paper and writing all the reasons to do something on one side and all the reasons not to do it on the other. Then he would evaluate both sides and make his decision based on the results.
I invite you to do the same
Take a sheet of paper and draw a line down the middle. On one side, write everything you love about your career.
On the other side, write everything you don’t like. Now, evaluate both sides.
Most of the time, you will find more things that you like than dislike.
But you can’t just look at the number of reasons on each side—you also have to evaluate the relative meaning and impact of each reason.
For example, you might have three positives and five negatives. But the three positives may be huge, quality-of-life issues, whereas the five negatives are minor administrative headaches you could learn to live with.
This exercise will help you discover what motivates and excites you.
When you focus on the positives, the negatives will become insignificant.
And as you focus on your likes, you will love what you do even more. The more you love what you do, the more you are successful!
Of course you can use this technique for other areas of life like relationships, hobbies, etc.
Let me know how you get on
(Taken from original learnings by Billy Cox)