Most of us approach our lives by way of our conditioning. That is, we make our decisions based on how we were taught. Unfortunately, many of the ideas that have been passed down through generations go against what we really need to do to create and maintain personal happiness.
Here are just a few misconceptions:
Misconception #1: If an established, secure job or relationship no longer makes you happy, something must be wrong with you.
Consider instead: Your life experiences have caused you to grow and change. You are not the same person as you were, so what you are no longer happy with may no longer be a fit.
Misconception #2: Following your heart anywhere except your love life is bound to get you in trouble. Use your rational mind to make decisions.
Consider instead: Your heart is connected to ideas and passions that you do not consciously select and which reside in your being. Think of your heart as the most accurate compass for your life decisions.
Misconception #3: Taking steps backwards financially should be avoided at all costs.
Consider instead: Improving your inner quality of life deserves as much an investment priority as upgrading your external environment and material possessions.
Misconception #4: Having a successful career doing what you love is an unrealistic fantasy that happens only to a lucky few.
Consider instead: What you love is what you are here to do. Expect that you can create a successful career doing it.