What do you want to do?

Michelle Medley of the Motto Magazine blog shared her thoughts about “You Can’t Take it With You”, the 1938 Oscar-winning film.  One of the scenes of the movies show Lionel Barrymore watching a worker repeatedly pull the arm of an adding machine.  To make a long story short, the worker had a whole different world of doing things he loved at home.  The question is does a world like this exist?  Sure it does if we allow ourselves to let it exist.

I came across a post today that I had read a few months ago on Michelle Medley’s blog at Motto Magazine.

In her post, Ms. Medley shares her thoughts on the classic 1938 Oscar-winning film “You Can’t Take it With You” staring Lionel Barrymore.

There’s a scene in the movie where Barrymore walks into a bustling office, and, intrigued by a worker repeatedly pulling the arm of an adding machine, asks him what he’s doing.

The worker replies that he’s doing his job.

Barrymore asks if he likes what he’s doing.

The worker simply replies “no.””What do you want to do?” asks Barrymore?

The worker pulls out a creation of his – a toy he has invented – and places it on his desk.

The worker follows Barrymore home to find an entirely new world doing what he loves.

Does such a world exist? Of course it does! When we allow ourselves to consider the possibilities available to us, an entirely new world exposes itself – one free of our limiting beliefs and attitudes.

Not sure how to get away from those old beliefs? Start by asking yourself a few simple questions:

  • What do you love? What excites you? What are you passionate about?
  • What do you do well?
  • If money and time weren’t an issue and nobody judged you, what would you do with your life?

Don’t worry if you don’t have all the answers right away – they’ll come to you. There’s a part of you that knows.

Go out and do some research – experience life!

You can read more of Michelle Medley’s Motto Magazine blog here.

Thanks to Positive Thoughts Carnival for including me in their 5th edition.

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